Mo. temperature reaches 13 below

Thursday, January 15, 2009

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bitter cold has made it to Missouri, dropping temperatures to as low as 13 degrees below zero in the northern part of the state.

The extreme cold arrived in the state Wednesday night, and by Thursday morning, much of the northern half of Missouri was shivering in below-zero weather. The National Weather Service says Green City and Unionville reached 13 below. Lancaster was 12 below, and Kirksville was 10 below.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there have been no confirmed cold-related deaths.

Homeless advocates in St. Louis and Kansas City continue to seek out people on the street in an effort to help them find shelter.

The extreme cold is expected to last through Friday morning. By Saturday, highs should be in the 30s and 40s.

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