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Cold Temperatures

Cold Temperatures

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The coldest weather of the season hit western North Dakota this morning.

People needing to get to work or finish Christmas shopping were faced with an air temperature well below 20 degrees below zero, and wind chills were in the minus-40 range.

The actual temperature around sunrise dropped to -29 in Garrison, -30 in Williston, -29 in Dickinson, -27 in Minot, -31 in Bismarck, and -33 at Minot Air Force Base.

Much of the region was in a wind chill warning with chill factors in the 40-to-50 below zero range.

The icy cold made for a foggy appearance to the atmosphere as cars and trucks struggled to maneuver on the sometimes-slippery streets.

And some prospective drivers found vehicles unwilling to start - forcing a call for a cab.

(Debbie Redfern, Taxi 9000 Dispatcher) "Taxi 9000! Alright, I'll have to send you over to 2502 4th Street Northwest..." "Tell me what you're hearing this morning." "Nobody's car wants to start." "And so they call you...?" "Yep, needing to get a ride as soon as possible to get to work or whatever else they need to be doing this morning."

Redfern says there were six taxis on duty this morning when the official thermometer was reading 25 below zero.

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