Dawn of the ice age! Arctic blast sends temperatures plummeting into the teens in the Northeast, a day after the region was hit with up to 18 inches of snow and historic flooding – and the bitter cold will last ALL weekend

Friday, January 5, 2018
By Paul Martin

East Coasters are dealing with a deadly dip in temperatures just a day after a winter storm walloped the region with up to 18 inches of snow
Temperatures across the Northeast will be in the teens, but will feel below zero in most places with wind chill
These dangerously low temperatures are expected to last the weekend
The region will begin to thaw early next week, with temperatures expected to return to the more seasonal 30s and 40s
It comes a day after Winter Storm Grayson swept through the Northeast, closing schools and business and causing massive flooding in coastal Massachusetts
A supermoon was partially to blame for the extreme flooding in Massachusetts
At least seven deaths have been attributed to the storm

5 January 2018

East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.

Forecasters predict that record-breaking cold air and strong winds will set people’s teeth chattering like castanets from the mid-Atlantic to New England on Friday and that the frigid weather will hang around through the weekend.

‘This is chilly, chilly stuff,’ Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said on Thursday.

The arctic blast could make temperatures feel as low as minus 15 degrees from Philly to Beantown on Friday and make residents of states like Maryland and Virginia shiver from temps ranging from 10 degrees to 15 degrees. Coastal areas in the Northeast, Hurley said, may experience numbing single digits.

The storm began two days ago in the Gulf of Mexico and first struck the Florida Panhandle. By Thursday it was wreaking havoc as blizzard warnings and states of emergency went into effect along the Eastern Seaboard. Wind gusts hit more than 70 mph in places and some areas saw as much as 18 inches of snow.

The storm caused school and business closings, airline and rail service cancellations or reductions and thousands of utilities outages, many of them restored quickly. Some ferry services even had to be shut down along the Canadian coast.

In the South, the winter weather forced portable toilets to be put in place outside Mississippi’s Capitol after pipes burst and it caused iguanas to become sluggish and topple from trees in South Florida. Residents of southeast Georgia were treated to a rare half foot of snow.

In New England, the powerful winds brought coastal flooding that reached historic levels in some communities with icy water overflowing piers, streets and restaurants and stranding some people who had to be rescued. Experts said the Wednesday supermoon was partially to blame for the flooding.

At least seven people died in weather-related accidents.

Four people were killed in North Carolina and South Carolina after their vehicles ran off snow-covered roads, authorities said. Another fatality was reported near Philadelphia when a car could not stop at the bottom of a steep, snow-covered hill and slammed into a commuter train. A passenger in the vehicle was killed. No one on the train was hurt.

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter