Parts of Colorado reached 30 below zero overnight on Sunday and Monday, making it colder than the North Pole, which CBS4 Denver reported was -29 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, the eastern Colorado plains and Sterling area reached -33 degrees on Monday morning around 6 a.m.

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Just before 5 a.m. on Monday, the National Weather Service tweeted a warning that wind chill could drop parts of Colorado to -40 degrees, which can pose a risk to exposed skin within minutes.

In the early morning hours on Monday, temps in Limon reached -25 degrees, while the Fort Collins and Loveland area had temps as low -10 degrees; Greeley, -11 degrees. Just before sunrise, the National Weather Service reported the Denver area was -13 degrees, which is seven degrees warmer than a record that was set on February 15, 1888.

In more recent years, the Denver Metro area had temps in the double-digit below zero range in February of 2014, at -19 and -16, and in 2011, at -17.

Relief is on the way for the rest of this week, relatively speaking, that is. The National Weather Service has reported high temps will be in the upper 20s and 30s for the Fort Collins area, and the lows will be higher than Monday's high (thank goodness). There is a chance of snow on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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