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Stillwater is currently colder than Alaska

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Edmon Low Library on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Stillwater’s temperature on Tuesday reached 9 degrees fahrenheit –– which is currently lower than Anchorage, Alaska and Moscow, Russia.

These frigid temperatures come during a record winter storm that blasted most of the United States this week.

Temperatures became so low that Oklahoma State University opted out of in-person classes this week and warned students of the dangers of hypothermia.

The cold also impacted the city’s energy. Stillwater Mayor Will Joyce warned residents on Twitter that there could be additional outages due to cold weather Tuesday night.

“Power from this morning’s outage has been restored, but please be prepared for additional curtailments today,” Joyce said in a tweet. “Some of the same areas may be affected again due to the amount of load Stillwater Power may be asked to shed.”

Temperatures are expected to increase as the week continues. The Weather Channel predicts that Stillwater temperatures could climb back into the 50s starting next Monday.

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