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Severe cold hits record lows across Northeast U.S.

By Joseph Ax

(Reuters) – A dangerous combination of record low temperatures and strong winds hit the northeastern U.S. on Saturday, creating life-threatening conditions and killings in Massachusetts. a baby.

Mount Washington in New Hampshire recorded wind chill overnight – a measure of the combined effect of air and wind on the skin – minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit(- 60°Celsius), which appears to be the lowest ever recorded in the United States. Highs are minus 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius) with winds according to Mount Washington Observatory According to the data, the wind gust is approaching 100 mph (100 km/h).

Strong winds blew a tree over a car in Southwick, Mass., crushing the car and killing the Hampden District Attorney in a statement. An infant passenger. The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

In Boston, officials closed the public school system on Friday due to impending icy conditions, with temperatures reaching below zero 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 C), breaking a record for the day set more than a century ago, the NWS said. In Providence, Rhode Island, temperatures dropped to minus 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 C), well below the previous all-time low of -2 Fahrenheit Degrees (-10 C), set in 160.

Arctic wind inflow The U.S. hit record lows from eastern Canada to Albany, New York; Augusta, Maine; Rochester, New York; Worcester, Massachusetts and elsewhere, the NWS said. The soil cracked suddenly in the cold – and the trees cracked, possibly from sap freezing inside the trunk.

Cities took emergency steps to help residents, including opening heating centers and conducting outreach to ensure the homeless were sheltered from the freezing cold.

In Boston, Pine Street Inn, New England’s largest provider of homeless services, said the number of vans canvassing the city’s streets doubled on Friday and Saturday, spokeswoman Barbara Trevisan.

“They started going out earlier in the week, warning people that the weather was going to be very extreme,” she said. “The goal last night was just to keep people alive and safe.”

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey ordered the city’s main rail terminal, South Station, to remain open overnight as an emergency shelter. Trevisan estimates that approximately 47 to 60 homeless people spent the night at the station.

Many ski resorts are limiting operations due to temperatures. Jay Peak, a ski mountain in northern Vermont near the Canadian border, was completely closed Friday and Saturday, citing a danger to staff and skiers.

The cold weather is expected to be short-lived, with temperatures forecast to rise significantly on Sunday. High temperatures in Boston on Sunday will be near 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8.3 degrees Celsius), the NWS said.



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