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Deep Freeze: Here’s A Positive, We Are No Longer Negative

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Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Here’s a positive about living in Chiberia during a polar vortex.

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, we are no longer negative.

The temperature at O’Hare International Airport reached zero degrees. Shortly before 2 p.m., the temp at the airport reached 4 degrees–ABOVE ZERO.

(Oh, another good thing: Pretty soon, we won’t have to hear the words “Chiberia and “polar vortex.”)

Chicago spent 37 hours below zero.

That includes sixteen below zero on Monday–a record for Jan. 6.

However, with the wind chill, it still feels like minus 19 degrees right now.

By Thursday or Friday, temperatures just might go above the freezing mark.

Can you imagine what that might feel like?

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