East Coast set for wickedly cold weekend of sub-zero temps

Video AP Mollie Lane carries a shovelful of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in a South Boston neighbo

"An arctic outbreak will keep temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average across the northeastern US", the National Weather Service says.

The wind chills could bring jaw-clenching temperatures further north.

Among the coldest places in the country on Saturday afternoon were the small Minnesota towns of Cotton and Embarrass, where the mercury plummeted to minus 39F (minus 39C), the NWS said.

Wind chill and freeze warnings stretched from New England to OH and Pennsylvania, while the National Weather Service warned of freezing rain in Missouri and areas to the northeast.

A 3-foot tidal surge brought on by the nor'easter along the MA coast was the highest recorded in almost a century.

In New Jersey, many people stayed home instead of dealing with single-digit temperatures.

"People think it's nuts before a storm happens, with everyone getting milk, bread, etc." she said, adding with a laugh, "but it's even worse in the days afterward, because they do the same thing but they're a little insane from cabin fever". By mid-morning, flights at nearby airports, such as Boston Logan (BOS) and New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK), were slowly returning to normal, but with plenty of cancellations and delays still in effect. The victim was taken to a hospital and later died from the injuries.

In Virginia, two people were killed Thursday due to accidents related to the severe weather. The forecast calls for a minimum of 6 inches of snow and winds as strong as 50 miles per hour, potentially hindering utility repairs should power lines go down.


A giant winter "bomb cyclone" has walloped the U.S. East Coast with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery.

People walk in a snow storm in NY, the United States, Jan. 4, 2018.

The deep freeze gripping the Northeast continued Saturday with single digit temperatures in cities like Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore that usually don't see numbers that low.

Some ski lifts in parts of northern New England were closed Saturday as officials there said there was a lack of demand from skiers and riders.

In Vermont's capital city of Montpelier, with the temperature at minus 5 Saturday, business was slow at La Brioche Bakery but soups were a big seller, said bakery clerk Caroline Cunningham.

The key strategy for most East Coast residents was to wear layered clothing.

"Right now, the only thing I put on was just some gloves, a couple sweaters of course, like five or six of them, and two trousers basically and boots", Miah said.

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