It was really that cold!

This illustration of last week’s extreme cold was supplied by Staci Wright and her son Xander of Albion.

They made spaghetti, then took it outside and held it up with the fork until it froze in that position.

With wind chills of 40 degrees below zero, the spaghetti froze solid in less than two minutes in this position! It was a great day not to be outside.

The arctic cold front brought air temperatures of 18 degrees F on both Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22-23, with strong north winds and wind chills estimated at 40 degrees below zero and colder.