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A winter solstice deep freeze was underway on this date in 1955. Three consecutive mornings from the 21st to the 23rd brought record low temperatures state wide. Burlington and Montpelier both bottomed out at –22°F, Montpelier’s coldest so early in the winter. St. Johnsbury sunk to –29, while West Burke headed the list with an arctic –33°F.