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Bitter Cold Kick-Off

IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Something good is brewing at the Java House, because when it's this cold outside a Cup of Joe can cure all.

"They're trying to warm up their hands on a cup of coffee and chat and get together and get in the holiday spirit," said Shereena Honary, a manager with the Java House.

Honary says the Java House may be one of the places people look to this weekend for warmth.

"When you just step into a coffee shop, you just feel the warmness of the environment and it just takes your mind off things," student Mahmoud Metwali said.

There is a world, albeit a cold one, outside of the coffee shop. In that world there is Hawkeye football to be played, however some are staying away from Kinnick.

"I am actually going to Galena with some friends and we're gonna walk around the town area," Metwali said.

Others aren't even taking a chance outside.

"I'm going home to Cedar Falls where I'm from to see my parents actually," Honary said. "Just being inside, being cozy, being with family and friends and being warm."

There are some Hawkeye fans willing to brave the elements, as they did earlier this season.

"I went to the hottest game they ever said at Kinnick earlier in the fall, now the coldest game," Hawkeye fan Jeff Hare said.

He's going to the game this weekend. Only difference from early fall- he'll be in a sweater and not shorts - and maybe more than one.

I was going through my closet and I found four or five winter coats I think I'm going to try to wear, figure out how to maneuver that, couple pairs of gloves, try to go out as best prepared as you can," Hare said.

Experts say with the wind chill we're seeing tomorrow, you can get frostbite in just 30 minutes. So bundle up, making sure you cover your hands, head, and ears.
 
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