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Record cold in Monroe

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The National Weather Service reports a record low for Jan. 6 in Monroe. Forecasters say several daily records are likely to fall Tuesday as arctic air spends a second day in Louisiana.

Monday's low of 20 in Monroe was a degree below the previous Jan. 6 record set in 1959.

Weather service meteorologist Michael Berry says Shreveport's daily record could fall on Tuesday.

The weather service in Lake Charles says that could also happen in Lake Charles and Lafayette, where predicted lows of 17 degrees would tie or break records set in 1924, and in Alexandria, where a predicted low of 13 would be five degrees below the 1970 record for Jan. 7.

The weather service describes it as the coldest airmass to hit north Louisiana since February 1996.

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