It's been a few years since the temp topped 50 degrees in January here in Sioux Falls.

According to the National Weather Service of Sioux Falls, we reached 52 on January 19, 2018.

Today could bring another record as the temperatures are expected to be in the lower 50's.

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On that note, why not take advantage of this nice day and get a few outside chores done? You know, the chores that fall in your procrastination category this time of year.

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Bob Ricca/Unsplash

Takedown your Christmas lights - Getting up on a ladder outside in January is not for everyone. However, when the weather is as nice as this take advantage of it.

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Wash the windows - Hey, as long as you have the ladder out. . . ., "she said."

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Pick up poop - Why should the kids get to do all the dirty work. This may be the number one neglected chore of every pet owner.

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Sweep out the garage - This winter in Sioux Falls so far has been an easy one. But the garage floor still may have some street salt residue and sand. Sweep out the garage and give it a good scrub.

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Isaac Smith/Unsplash

Build a raised garden bed - It's not like you're going to dig in the dirt that's frozen right now. Pull out your tape measure, circular saw, cordless drill, and screws. Why wait when the ground is soggy and mud?


BRRRR: The 15 Coldest Cities in America

You live here. You know how cold it gets, and by now you're probably used to it, but you should probably brace yourself because the National Weather Service issued a La Niña advisory last month and said, "La Niña winters in the southern tier of the US tend to be warmer and drier, while the northern tier and Canada tend to be even colder.

The list below is from Niche. They put together their list of the coldest cities in the county by looking at which ones had "the coldest average low temperatures during the winter months." Keep scrolling to see the 15 coldest cities in the United States.

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