Tallapoosa County Emergency Management Director Joe Paul Boone said temperatures Monday night and Tuesday morning were “the coldest I can remember, definitely since I’ve been doing this job.” Weather spotters he spoke to reported lows of 11 or even 8 degrees overnight, and temperatures never climbed above 32 degrees Tuesday. Road icing was still no problem, though, as the brisk wind that preceded the arctic chill dried out local roads. After another deep chill Tuesday night, Boone said, the mercury should rise back into the 40s by lunchtime Wednesday. Above, a child at Jim Pearson keeps warm in a scarf, jacket and hat while she waits to be picked up. Robert Hudson | Outlook Photo
Tallapoosa County Emergency Management Director Joe Paul Boone said temperatures Monday night and Tuesday morning were “the coldest I can remember, definitely since I’ve been doing this job.” Weather spotters he spoke to reported lows of 11 or even 8 degrees overnight, and temperatures never climbed above 32 degrees Tuesday. Road icing was still no problem, though, as the brisk wind that preceded the arctic chill dried out local roads. After another deep chill Tuesday night, Boone said, the mercury should rise back into the 40s by lunchtime Wednesday. Above, a child at Jim Pearson keeps warm in a scarf, jacket and hat while she waits to be picked up. Robert Hudson | Outlook Photo

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Published 7:37pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014