Bitter Beauty, by Jack Frost

Temperatures well below zero inspired Storm Laker Hugh Perry to photograph frost on the window. Here is the artistic result taken Dec. 31 at -15º. The low in Storm Lake hit -24º on New Year’s Day. According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Storm Lake recorded the coldest wind chill of cities in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, South Dakota and northeast Nebraska on New Year’s Day: -50º.

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