CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - When the National Weather Service uses the term "dangerously cold" to describe Charlotte's weather, it's not an exaggeration.
Charlotte was colder than Juneau, Alaska, on Tuesday. The temperature there was only a low of 19. In Charlotte, it was 12.
This is the kind of cold everyone needs to fear, say experts.
Fine print in the National Weather Service forecasts has been filled with warnings of the impact the cold will have on people who least expect it, including power outages, frozen pipes and stalled cars.
Here's some of that fine print, taken directly from the Special Weather Statement issued Tuesday morning: