Bone-chilling cold freezes US East Coast in wake of 'bomb cyclone'

13 January, 2018, 05:55 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Bone-chilling cold freezes US East Coast in wake of 'bomb cyclone'

Both Philadelphia and NY were shivering at 8 degrees, with wind chills of -11 in Philadelphia and -9 in NY.

Winds chills will be well below zero this weekend, with some areas feeling like it is minus 40. The weather has been blamed for at least 18 deaths in the past few days and temperatures are set to plunge further, with the cold snap for Americans far from over. The pressure drop on the order of a Category 3 hurricane is capable of bringing winds in excess of 70 miles per hour, battering waves and a risky storm surge with major flooding, which happened in southeastern New England Thursday afternoon, January 4.

The National Weather Service said on Friday that temperatures in the Berkshire mountains in western MA could seem like a frosty minus 35 degrees, parts of New Hampshire and ME could experience minus 45 and Vermont's mountain regions could feel like minus 50 degrees. The following tweet from January 3 depicts the snow storm over palm trees in Charleston, South Carolina, which are already weighted down by a substantial accumulation of precipitation.

Pedestrians battle the blowing snow and wind chills around minus 30 degrees celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit), Friday in Montreal.

A one-two punch of powerful winds and bitter cold are expected Friday into the weekend in the East and Midwest, with temperatures plunging as low as single digit during the day, and below zero at night.

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Outside Boston, Massachusetts, a state Water Resources Authority worker collapsed into a snowbank while shoveling snow and died on Friday.

In Chesterfield, Virginia, a 9-year-old girl died Thursday when she rode her sled down a driveway into the path of a pickup, police Lt. Dennis S. Proffitt said. The man, 60, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, Ryan said. A Meals on Wheels driver found his body lying in front of his wheelchair on the porch of the man's home.

On Thursday afternoon, the tide gauge at Boston Harbor matched its record at 15.1 feet - previously set during the blizzard of 1978. Waves from the sea washed into Boston streets.

The storm flooded streets in some communities in coastal MA, turning roads into slushy rivers. Firefighters and the National Guard had scrambled to rescue dozens of coastal residents stranded by freezing water pushing from the Atlantic.

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