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A man rides his bike

As temperatures hover in the double digits below zero, a man rides his bike down Seventh Avenue North on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

If your car actually started on the first try this morning, go buy yourself a lottery ticket.

The overnight low heading into Tuesday was minus -15 in Billings, and the National Weather Service is predicting that the rest of the day's weather will be fairly worthless, too.

Cold weather

A woman is bundled up against the cold as she crosses Seventh Avenue North on her way to work Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Morning wind chills in the city are as low at minus 35 degrees, and despite clear, sunny skies, will likely remain well in the negatives throughout Tuesday. The high temperature is expected to peak at 8 degrees.

Elsewhere in the Treasure State, temperatures dipped even lower overnight. The actual low in West Yellowstone was minus 36 degrees, according to NWS data, and whatever the wind chill was, it was doubtlessly brutal.

Farther north, weather stations in Havre and Malta recorded temperatures in the negative 20s. The mercury also dropped as low as minus 20 at the NWS weather station at Bozeman's airport.

The overnight low in Billings will again fall into the negative double digits headed into Wednesday, NWS predicts. Wind chill values will be minus 30. Stay inside.

Hump day is expected to be a bit warmer, topping out at 14 degrees but again plunging below zero overnight.

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Morning Reporter

General assignment reporter for the Billings Gazette.