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County feels chill

January 3, 2012

Fetch the scarves, gloves and earmuffs — it's cold in Catawba County.

Residents wrapped themselves in warm clothing Tuesday to shield against the coldest temperatures in the area so far this winter.

Temperatures reached 22 degrees in Conover, Maiden and Claremont on Tuesday morning, according to accuweather.com, and wind chills made the air feel like 11 degrees at 6 a.m. in Newton.

High temperatures climbed just above freezing Tuesday.

Low temperatures Wednesday morning were expected to reach the mid-teens, just a few degrees from a Jan. 4 record of 12 degrees that was set in 1981. High temperatures Wednesday are expected to reach the mid-40s.

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