We're in quite a cold spell here at the Jersey Shore, nobody needs to tell you that. But take the coldest day we've had this winter and subtract 30 degrees. Now you're getting some idea of what the coldest day in New Jersey history was like.

You have to go back to January 5th of 1904 to find the record, and you have to travel to River Vale, NJ. And no matter how cold you've been, or how hard you try, you won't even be able to imagine just how cold it got that day.

The temperature plummeted that day to an unimaginable 34 degrees below zero. That's not the wind chill from that day, that's the actual temperature. And if you're wondering, the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States was 80 below in Alaska in January of 1971, according to usatoday.com.

So, as the bitter cold attacks us again in the next few days, just remember, it could be worse, and it has been.