Turn down the electric blanket. The new year will usher in a wave of warmer air, breaking Salt Lake's frigid cold spell.

As a blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month) lit up the sky Monday morning, Salt Lake City logged 7 degrees below zero - breaking the record of minus 4 recorded in 1930."But the pattern is significantly changing. Instead of getting the North Pole down here, we are getting the air from the Pacific, which is a warmer flow," said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake Office of the National Weather Service. "Depending on inversions, we should level off around 30 degrees and a hair warmer toward the end of the week."

Temperatures will be even warmer at area ski resorts.