02/23/2015 05:55 EST | Updated 04/25/2015 05:59 EDT

Toronto Shatters Feb. 23 Cold Record


If you're wondering, yes, Monday is the coldest Feb. 23 in Toronto history.

Environment Canada said the temperature sat at -20.1 C around 5:30 a.m., with a bone-chilling wind chill of -33 C. The temperature is set to climb to a high of -16 C today.

Previously, the coldest Feb. 23 was in 1972, when it was -19. 4 C.

Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning while the city extended its citywide alert which opens extra shelter space and special warming stations. 


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