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Brutal cold snap stuns US East Coast after blizzard
    2018-January-8  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A SHROUD of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas earlier last week.

In some of those places, exposed skin could freeze within 30 minutes, said meteorologist Dan Petersen of the National Weather Service’s Maryland-based Weather Prediction Center.

The cold snap complicated efforts by crews to clear snow and ice from roadways after the blizzard, which clobbered the Northeast after sprinkling snow in areas as far south as Savannah, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida.

In New England and the Middle Atlantic states, the storm forced hundreds of schools to close and commuter rail services to suspend or reduce service.

Cold and snowy weather was blamed for at least 18 deaths in the past few days, including four in North Carolina traffic accidents and three in Texas.

Killington, the famous Vermont ski resort, closed Saturday even though snow conditions were excellent, saying wind chill on the slopes was at least minus 46 degrees Celsius.

In neighboring New Hampshire, the ambient air temperature on Mount Washington plunged to minus 38 degrees Celsius, two degrees short of a record low for Jan. 6.

Overnight, more than 30 cities from New England to the mid-Atlantic states could experience record cold, Petersen said. New York and Boston are among the big cities where records could fall.

Among the coldest places in the country Saturday afternoon were the small Minnesota towns of Cotton and Embarrass, where the mercury plummeted to minus 39 degrees Celsius, the NWS said.

(SD-Agencies)

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