By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — All this talk about how Chicago has become Siberia–or Chiberia–got us to wondering: Just how cold is it these days in that part of the former Soviet Union?READ MORE: Chicago Weather: A Few Sprinkles Overnight
To borrow a phrase from that great statesman Rod Blagojevich: Really effin’ cold.
In the town of Dzalinda, it was 42 below zero on Tuesday morning. There was no wind chill. This winter, Chicago has plunged to those readings a few days when adding in wind chill.
The extended forecast in Dzalinda, calls for high temperatures of 20 below zero or worse for the rest of the week.READ MORE: Video From Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo To Be Released On Thursday, COPA Says
Back in December, it was unseasonably warm in Siberia, with rain and no snow. It was much colder in Chicago.
Thankfully, Tuesday is the last day Chicago will have below zero temperatures for a while.
By next week, high temps here could reach above freezing.MORE NEWS: Five Things We Know About The Adam Toledo Police Shooting Case
There is another thing–aside from that dangerous face water in Sochi–that is worse in Dzalinda: The sun doesn’t rise until almost lunch time. It sets around the dinner hour.