East Coast locked in cold weekend of sub-zero temps

Boston Logan January 5

Boston Logan January 5

Temperatures will reach close to zero from Philadelphia to Boston into Saturday night with wind chills making it seem as low minus 10 degrees to minus 20 degrees. "Dangerously low wind chill temperatures are to be expected the next couple of days with some blowing snow possible".

Yesterday, wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont hit Burlington, Vermont, with a temperature of -1 and a wind chill of -30.

A 3-foot tidal surge brought on by the nor'easter along the MA coast was the highest recorded in almost a century.

People struggle against wind and snow during Storm Grayson at the Jersey shore in Long Branch, New Jersey.

"People think it's nuts before a storm happens, with everyone getting milk, bread, etc." she said, adding with a laugh, "but it's even worse in the days afterward, because they do the same thing but they're a little insane from cabin fever".

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From Maine to Florida, commercial buildings have been running heat on high, the New York Times reported. The victim was taken to a hospital and later died from the injuries.

The pressure drop on the order of a Category 3 hurricane is capable of bringing winds in excess of 70 miles per hour, battering waves and a risky storm surge with major flooding, which happened in southeastern New England Thursday afternoon, January 4.

"When it's this cold, the [road] salt doesn't have much effect", New York City mayor Bill de Blasio warned during a press conference yesterday.

The storm dropped more than 14 inches of snow on Providence.

A giant winter "bomb cyclone" has walloped the U.S. East Coast with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery. Even more temperate locations won't escape the cold, with the mercury dipping into the single digits in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

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Some ski lifts in parts of northern New England were closed Saturday as officials there said there was a lack of demand from skiers and riders. With a temperature of minus 14 at the summit and minus 11 at the base, the resort cancelled evening skiing due to a frostbite warning. "Nobody wants to be outside", she said.

Looking further ahead, weather reports for the East Coast don't call for more snowfall.

Brooklyn resident Zelani Miah, who was walking home from running errands Saturday morning, said he wore lots of them.

"It's just too cold to put folks out there", the resort said on its website. "Keep warm, make sure you wear hats".

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