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Bitter cold (of 50 degrees) cancels St. Pete's First Friday

Published Jan. 3, 2014

Don't laugh, but St. Petersburg's First Friday block party has been canceled because of the cold.

By midday, with the temperature gauge clocking in at 50 degrees and expected to slide further to 45, the city posted on its Facebook page that, "Because of the cold weather, tonight's First Friday St. Pete event has been canceled."

In other news, the high was 10 degrees below zero in Chicago on Friday.

The popular monthly gathering on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg takes place on the first Friday of every month with live music, food and a lively crowd.

The party will return — weather permitting — on Feb. 7.

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