Skip to comments.Vicious cold snap puts northern US in deep freeze ("Icebox of the Nation" Int'l Falls -46 below)
Posted on 01/22/2011 1:59:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge
CHICAGO (AFP) There is a brutally frigid point on the thermometer -- minus 40 degrees -- where Celsius and Fahrenheit meet, and it was even colder than that in parts of the US Midwest as an Arctic blast struck over the weekend.
Americans were bundling up Saturday as the coldest weather of the season was forecast to sock cities from Chicago to New York and Boston, with temperatures that have already prompted weather service warnings.
The coldest weather in two years slammed Minnesota, where International Falls -- which proudly proclaims itself the "Icebox of the Nation" -- recorded a shocking 46 degrees below zero (-43 Celsius).
The Friday temperature tied the town's coldest reading since it began keeping records in 1897.
By Saturday morning it had risen to a balmy -13 degrees (-25 C), the town's airport reported, but the forecast wind-chill factor was far colder, and the National Weather Service issued a hazard advisory warning of frostbite and "life-threatening hypothermia."
Much of New York state and the US northeast region known as New England will see temperatures barely reach the Fahrenheit teens on Saturday, forecasters at The Weather Channel (TWC) reported.
Friday's -4 degrees (-20 C) in Chicago marked the coldest January 21 in the Windy City in 27 years, broadcaster WGN reported.
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Even MORE proof of Globull Warming....
Not to unusual where I live. We usually have a week or two, sometimes more where the temps are minus something. Usually getting to around -30 to -50 below or so. One year right before we moved here there was one day when with the wind chill factor it got to
I’ve seen lots of videos of the wrecks in the NY area from people trying to drive on this crap. To that, I say “stop criticizing southerners now.” That’s the kind of winters we get ... when we get ‘em. Ice is not an easy thing to drive on.
-46 below means +46 since a minus times a minus is a plus.
I read a “Nation” article posted at FR yesterday where the nutcake author says GW is irreversible, we should have listened to the scientists 20 yrs. ago, and we are in for 50+ years of HEAT. They just don’t know when to stop, do they?;)
Some will be tuning the games in from their second home.
The fish may not always bite but the beer is always cold.
The idiot Weather Channel is still pushing hard for global warming while showing scenes all day of people up to their a$$es in snow and record setting cold temps.......it's almost humorous.
...and God is laughing, letting them know they know Jack S.
Aw. Hells Bells. You Southeners don’t know what cold is. I’m eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean in NJ here and it’s been in the ‘teens for days with a blizzard on the way next Tuesday. Going down to the single digits tonight. Gotta keep the water running or the pipes freeze and it’s only January. This is nothing.
Amen. We’ve been below 20 for days and days, with snow on top of it. I think it’s 12 degrees right now.
And I thought 50 was bad!
It can crispify your skin when it gets that nasty.. and more.
The air makes your lungs crackle and burn when you breathe it in too fast or hard.. icicles hang off your eyelids from your own perspiration after awhile and get frozen in place,, a mask is highly recommended and goggles and good insulated undies always help and wads of clothing. :-) I’ve been numbed but fortunately defrosted OK.
I agree with you. I’m not that impressed with International Falls. I’ve been in Northern Maine at 50 below a few times. The locals simply go about their business, as I imagine they do in your area.
Just out seeding some threads I see.. Good Luck!!
Looks like we are ‘rapidly’ approaching terminal velocity at the FReepathon!
I’m about ready to toss some logs in the hearth meself.. even tho it hit 70 here today :=]
The fact that no one can drive on ice doesn’t excuse southerners from being ill-equipped for driving on snow.