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The Big Chill Puts Kimball In Its Grip

In Town Or On Ag Land, Extreme Cold Hits Hard

 

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Lane Wasielewski of Bushnell gives his young bottle calf Daisy personal attention every night, tucking her in under straw to keep her warm. When the temperatures dip into minus figures, such care is extra important -- and challenging.

As the the month of February blew out, a bitter cold welcome of March came roaring in this past weekend – with nearly record freezing temperatures making its way into early this week.

Monday morning, around the 8 o'clock work hour, thermometers in downtown Kimball showed minus 11 degrees – without the windchill. Local weather reports noted that frigid windchill temperatures were still in the minus 30s at 9 a.m. Monday.

According to the Farmers' Almanac, Monday's low temperatures were nearly cold enough to break the record for the coldest day of the month of March.

Sunday night and Mon...



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