Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How Cold?

Frozen in time: Michigan lighthouses transformed into stunning giant icicles after being frozen solid by storm - Daily Mail (UK)

The Windy City frozen solid! Stunning images of Chicago reveal the devastating effect of the polar vortex's -62F temperatures - Daily Mail (UK)

The Midwest and the East were colder than much of Antarctica on Tuesday
Around 70 daily record lows expected to be broken on Tuesday
Almost 1,200 flights were canceled at Chicago's two airports on Tuesday
The windchill in Comertown, Montana made it feel as low as -62°F
In New York City, Central Park was 5F, coldest January 7 since 1896
Almost 1,200 flights canceled at Chicago's two airports on Tuesday
Further travel disruptions are expected and schools closures are still in effect
Experts have called the temperatures and freezing winds 'dangerous and life threatening' - warning that skin can freeze in just ten minutes in wind chills of minus 50

Coldest day on record: Men huddle around a fire on February 9, 1934 when the temperature sank to 15 degrees below zero - the coldest ever temperature recorded in New York City

You think THIS is cold? Black-and-white photographs reveal New Yorkers battling sub-zero temperatures through the decades - including city's coldest ever day in 1934 - Daily Mail (UK)