Battery reporting high temp in low temps

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The other day, after a couple inches of snow fell, I popped a freshly charged 2.0 battery into my handheld blower. I walked out to the car to blow off the snow and about 15 seconds in the blower died and flashed red like a dead battery. I grabbed the 2.5 off the other charger and proceeded to get the job done. 

I keep the batteries and chargers in the garage, which was about 25 degrees that day. 

After clearing snow off of both vehicles, I put the 2.0 battery back on the charger and it went solid red, indicating an overheated battery.  I tried several times and kept getting the same thing. I then took the charger and battery in the house and after a few hours of warming up I was able to charge the battery. I put both batteries in my snowblower and was able to do my driveway, so the battery appears to be working fine now. 

The battery has a build date of 05,2014. 

Is it normal for the batteries to not work properly when cold?
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Manual says to charge when the battery is above 37 degrees.

And are you saying you run your snow blower with a 2.0 and a 2.5




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