Climate contortionists must be working overtime to explain how this could fit into their models showing ever milder northern winters under supposedly dire man-made warming.
Bitter cold continues to blanket the northern United States and Canada as forecasters warn that the deep freeze will continue into the start of 2018, reports BBC News.
International Falls in the US state of Minnesota – the self-proclaimed “Icebox of the Nation” – saw temperatures drop to -37F (-38.3C).
New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, home of the “worst weather in the world”, set a new low record at -34F (-36.6C).
Parts of Canada are colder than the North Pole or Mars, officials say.
In Erie, Pennsylvania, where more than five feet (1.5m) of snow has fallen since Christmas Day, state National Guard troops have been deployed to help clear the “incredible amount” of snow.
Officials there say more snowfall is expected – and around the Great Lakes region – later this week.
Two cities in New Jersey have cancelled their ice water “plunges” – where hundreds of people run into the Atlantic Ocean – planned for New Year’s Day. Local officials in Ventnor and Ocean City cancelled the events, citing safety concerns.
The annual ball drop in New York City’s Times Square is expected to take place in near-record cold temperatures.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
December 29, 2017 at 03:45AM