Updated: 01/21/2009 - Bundle up. Temperatures in the upper Midwest were expected to the coldest in years Friday as chilly Arctic air spilled south from Canada. It was -44F in Bismarck, ND Thursday. Rochelle, IL reached -38F Thursday and -36F today. That would be a new state record for IL, beating out the -36F set in 1999 in Congerville. In New England, Maine was coldest in Aroostook County where it reached -44F at Clayton Lake, -48F at Ninemile Bridge and -50F at Big Black River, the last two USGS stations. -50F would be the new All-Time State Record Low for Maine, beating out Van Buren’s -48F set in 1925. It would also tie the coldest ever for all of New England set in Bloomfield, Vermont in December 1933.