Monday, January 21st 2019 was brutally cold here in New Jersey.

So, how cold was it? Well, let's take a look:

Thermometers took a dive into the single digits, with Toms River, Seaside Heights, and Beach Haven all falling to 8 degrees.

It can get even colder inland sometimes, and that held true in a few Monmouth/Ocean communities, with Holmdel and Tinton Falls both dipping to a chilling 4 degrees.

Add in some wind gusts hitting the 20+ mph range, and wind chills made it feel like it was well below zero.

But believe it or not, our frigid Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2019 didn't set any low temperature records for New Jersey.

No, that honor goes to 1985, a historically cold winter that saw temperatures tumble below zero for huge parts of the U.S., with Toms River hitting a bone rattling -8 degrees.

The good news, at least for our heating bills, is that we'll get a reprieve of at least a day or two, with temperatures expected to head into the 40s, and maybe a 50 here or there by Wednesday.

Hold tight, everybody, winter 2019 is just getting going!


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