Akron has shivered its way into the record book the past couple of days, shattering two record lows.
The low of 10 degrees below zero on Monday at the Akron-Canton Airport broke the previous record of 9 below zero set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service.
A second record was broken at the airport Tuesday morning when the temperature dropped to 11 below zero. This broke the previous record low for Jan. 7 set in 1942, when the temperature dropped to 5 below zero.
Factoring in the wind, Tuesday morning’s 11 below reading at 7:51 a.m. had a wind chill of 37 below zero.
The cold is to continue Tuesday with a daytime high of just 2 degrees expected.
Tuesday night’s low reading is expected to drop to zero degrees. A wind chill warning continues through 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Temperatures will gradually rise over the next few days reaching a high in the 20s on Wednesday and reaching the 40s by Sunday.