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Update Dead Bodies Found in Thaw = US Polar Voltex

BBC News. 7 January 2014 Last updated at 02:23 GMT

North America Shivers in 'Polar' Freeze













Parts of the United States and Canada are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as an Arctic chill brings further freezing weather.


N America weather: Arctic blast brings record temperatures




US officials have issued 'deadly' cold weather warnings


Parts of the US and Canada are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a blast of arctic air blows across North America.
A winter storm has already blanketed areas of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (60cm) of snow.
Some 3,700 flights were cancelled on Monday, on top of thousands grounded over the weekend.
Schools have been closed in several US states and residents urged to stay indoors for their own safety.
The storm and the deep cold have been blamed for 16 deaths in recent days.





Ice-breakers have been deployed to Lake Michigan as the weather worsens



In developments across the region:

A power failure in Newfoundland, Canada, late on Sunday left 5,000 homes without electricity as of Monday afternoon. It was a blow to residents already trying to deal with rolling blackouts and the aftermath of a blizzard, CTV News reports

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that parts of major highways would be closed due to the extreme weather

The National Weather Service in Kansas City predicted a low of -22C (-8F) for Monday, shy of the record low for this date of -25C (-13F) set in 1912. But life-threatening wind chills will make it feel much colder, the Kansas City Star reports

South Dakota's Keloland.com carries a report about farmers trying to keep their cattle warm - cold weather can have a devastating impact on herds

In Indiana, a state of emergency has been declared in several north-west counties, allowing only emergency or law enforcement vehicles on the roads

In Thunder Bay, Ontario, where the temperature on Monday morning was -33C (-27F), skate rental business owner Roy Laham told the Chronicle-Journal newspaper he had only 20 customers on Sunday, down from the usual 200-300

Authorities in Minnesota ordered school closures due to weather, the first time in 17 years


'Bitterly Cold'



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Temperatures in the north and central US could feel as low as -60F (-51C) with the effect of wind chill from the rare "polar vortex", forecasters say.


Temperatures in the north and central US could feel as low as -51C (-60F) with the effect of wind chill, forecasters say.

"The coldest weather in years will be making its presence known from the Upper Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic region for the beginning of the work week," the US National Weather Service said

The states of Ohio, South Dakota and Illinois are among those set to be hit. Tennessee and Kentucky are forecast to see several inches of snow.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn called the storm "one for the record books" on Monday.

An emergency room doctor in Minneapolis, Minnesota, told the Associated Press news agency he was seeing frostbite injuries occur even through protective clothing.


'Brutal' Conditions




What is causing the frigid conditions in such a wide swath of the US?


On Monday evening the frigid weather is set to fall on the north-east US, where residents are still digging out from the week's deadly snowstorm.

In eastern Canada, the temperatures are expected to drop quickly throughout Monday. Freezing rain caused long airport delays in Toronto and Ottawa.

In New York City, temperatures are expected to drop to roughly -12C (10F) overnight.

Environment Canada's David Phillips told the BBC the rapid temperature drop expected - about 24 degrees centigrade in 24 hours in cities such as Toronto - means residents could be driving or walking on roads that are "like a rink of ice".

Cold temperatures could bring lows not seen in 20 years.

Some parts of Canada could see as much as 23in of snow over just a few days, Mr Phillips said.




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Update re: Dead Bodies Found in Thaw = US Polar Voltex

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

  • The Midwest and the East were colder than much of Antarctica on Tuesday
  • Around 70 daily record lows expected to be broken on Tuesday from the Deep South to Northeast and Midwest
  • Almost 1,200 flights were canceled at Chicago's two airports on Tuesday as a deep freeze lingers across the country
  • The windchill in Comertown, Montana made it feel as low as -62°F
  • In New York City, Central Park was 5F on Tuesday, the 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 in Washington D.C. and Atlanta
  • 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
8 January 2014


Brutal, life-threatening cold descended over the East and the South, sending the mercury plummeting on Tuesday into the single digits and teens from New York and Washington to Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham - where many people have little experience in dealing with freezing weather.
After pounding the Midwest and Great Lakes over the weekend, snow from winter storm Ion started to move into the East on Tuesday.
The morning weather map for the eastern half of the U.S. was dotted with lots of small, negative numbers with the Midwest and the East were colder than much of Antarctica.
The historic freeze shuttered schools, businesses and made road conditions treacherous. More than 3,700 flights - around one out of every 10 domestic departures - were canceled on Monday with delays continuing today. The majority of cancellations were in Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Boston.



NASA's satellite sees a Midwest White Out at 2015 UTC/3:15 p.m. EST on January 6, 2014



Garret Kelenske, 49, works to remove snow on the sidewalk in Muskegon Heights, Michigan on Tuesday as temperatures reached record lows across the country



St. Simon's on the Sound Episcopal Church's fountains were frozen over Tuesday just after sunrise in Fort Walton Beach, Florida where locals are unaccustomed to such temperatures



A vehicle drives through a barely visible intersection of Route 33 and Batavia Stafford Townline Road on Tuesday in Stafford, New York. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S.



Snow covers an Abraham Lincoln statue in Hackley Park on Tuesday in Muskegon, Michigan



An exterior waterfall that froze overnight is seen at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC on Tuesday



Cold snap: Temperatures across the U.S. on Tuesday afternoon (EST) as more than half the country battled the effects of a 'polar vortex' of frigid arctic air



Ice forms on rocks on the Brooklyn waterfront across from lower Manhattan in New York on Tuesday








Commuters exit Union Station with wind chills nearing minus 30F in downtown Chicago (left) as a woman and young boy head to school in Manhattan on Tuesday morning


Almost 1,200 flights were canceled at Chicago's two airports on Tuesday as a deep freeze lingers across the country.
The city's Department of Aviation said today that airlines have canceled about 1,000 flights at O'Hare International Airport. Another 180 were canceled at Midway International Airport. Delays were reported at both facilities.
On Monday, airlines canceled about 1,700 flights at the two airports, while 1,300 were canceled Sunday when nearly foot of snow fell on the city.
The National Weather Service says the temperature was 10 degrees below zero at O'Hare on Tuesday morning, although the wind chill made it feel significantly colder. By midday, the temperature climbed to two below.

Georgia, where the temperature dropped into the single digits, was colder than many cities in Alaska. While Kodiak and Juneau registered 39 and Anchorage was at 27, Atlanta dipped to 6 degrees early in the morning, or nearly 30 degrees below the average low this time of year.

'This is severely cold for these parts,' said Brian Lynn, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Peachtree City, Georgia. 'Single digits are a rare event.'
Farther south in Pensacola, Florida, a Gulf Coast city better known for its white sand beaches than frost, streets normally filled with joggers, bikers and people walking dogs were deserted early on Tuesday as temperatures remained in the teens after sunrise.



The Chicago skyline is seen behind a large chunk of ice near North Avenue Beach as cold temperatures remain with wind chills nearing minus 30F on Tuesday



A view from a plane window shows Chicago encased in ice. More than 3,700 flights were canceled today



A passenger catches the train today in Chicago, Illinois. Many trains were delayed on the system because doors on the trains kept freezing open



A salesmen at a dealership digs out cars covered in snow in Indianapolis on Tuesday as temperatures hovered around zero



Map of the U.S. on Tuesday shows wind chill temperatures throughout the lower 48 states; wind chill advisories and warnings are in effect for 32 states from Montana to southern Florida


A sign on a bank near the bus stop flashed 19 degrees at around 8am. Patches of ice sparkled in parking lots where puddles froze overnight.
In the East, a blizzard smothered western New York with up to 18 inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 50 mph. As much as 3 feet of snow could fall there by the time the storm eases on Wednesday.
In New York City, Central Park was 5F on Tuesday, the coldest January 7 since 1896

Airports LaGuardia, Newark and JFK were also hit with record lows. Newark airport fell to 4 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures in parts of West Virginia hit lows not seen for 25 years, while the extreme cold in Virginia broke records that had stood since the late 1950s.

The National Weather Service said the mercury bottomed out at 3 degrees before sunrise at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshal International Airport, with a wind chill of minus 16.
Forecasters said some 187 million people in all could feel the effects of the 'polar vortex' by the time it spread across the country.

PJM Interconnection, which operates the power grid supplying energy to more than 61 million people in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South, asked users to conserve electricity because of the cold, especially in the morning and late afternoon.

Meanwhile, recovery was the focus in several Midwestern states. The subzero cold followed inches of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous and was blamed for numerous deaths in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
On Monday, the temperatures reached such extreme lows across the Midwest that Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago was forced to keep their polar bear Anana indoors in a 'climate-controlled' area.

A zoo spokesman explained polar bears in the Arctic would normally develop a fat blubber layer to deal with sub-zero temperatures but that Anana hasn't done so in the generally warmer environment of the windy city.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued disaster declarations, a first step toward seeking federal aid.

At least 15,000 customers in Indiana were without power early on Tuesday. Utility crews worked to restore service as temperatures plunged into the negative teens, but officials warned that some customers could be in the cold and dark for days.








A man bundled against the cold grabs a hot coffee as temperatures dipped into the single digits on Tuesday in Washington, DC (left). A woman wraps up warm for the walk to the metro as the wind chill made it feel even colder in the nation's capital








A commuter departs from Union Station with wind chills nearing minus 30F in Chicago (left) as a man struggles to stay warm on the streets of New York City



A man crosses in front of a steam vent in downtown Detroit, Michigan as a deep freeze set in along much of the eastern seaboard




A man walks past a snow encrusted bicycle with wind chills nearing minus 30F on Tuesday, in downtown Chicago


More than 500 Amtrak passengers spent the night on three trains headed for Chicago that were stranded because of blowing and drifting snow in Illinois. Spokesman Marc Magliari said all the passengers, traveling from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Quincy, Ill., would reach Chicago by train or bus later Tuesday.
Warmer weather - at least, near or above freezing - is in the forecast for much of the eastern half of the U.S. Indianapolis should reach 27 degrees on Wednesday, and other cities in the Midwest and in the East could climb above freezing later in the week.

By Wednesday, subzero high temperatures will be virtually gone from the Lower 48 States. On Thursday, highs in the 20s or 30s in much of the Great Lakes and Northeast will seem downright balmy compared to earlier in the week.

The deep freeze is to blame for at least 13 deaths so far - almost all of them from traffic accidents. A man in Wisconsin died of hypothermia, while an elderly woman with Alzheimer's was found dead in the snow about 100 yards away from her home in New York state after wandering out.



A furious blaze engulfed Happy's Pizza shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan today as icicles hung from the traffic signs nearby in the arctic temperatures



Ann Arbor firefighters covered in ice work to put out a fire that engulfed Happy's Pizza in Michigan on Tuesday



Ice covers the street and cross walk sign as Ann Arbor firefighters worked for several hours in temperatures that dipped to 15 degrees below zero to extinguish a blaze at the pizza shop. No injuries were reported following the fire



Ice hangs on a fire hydrant and hose as Ann Arbor firefighters battled the fire in extreme conditions


Monday's subzero temperatures broke records in Chicago, which set a record for the date at minus 16, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the mercury fell to 13 below.

Records also fell in Oklahoma and Texas, and wind chills across the region were 40 below and colder. Officials in states like Indiana already struggling with high winds and more than a foot of snow urged residents to stay home if they could.
'The cold is the real killer here,' Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said on Monday as he asked schools and businesses to remain closed another day. 'In 10 minutes you could be dead without the proper clothes.'

In Minnesota, officials took the rare step of closing all of the state's public schools on Monday - the first time in 17 years.

Schools across Chicago, Milwaukee and St Louis were also closed, while officials in Washington D.C. and as far south as Atlanta have announced school closures today.



Ice covers rocks and brush on the break wall at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio as half the U.S. was battered by winter storm Ion


On Monday the winds made it feel like 55 below zero in International Falls, Minnesota, and parts of the Midwest accustomed to temperatures that are cold - albeit seldom this cold.

But even the coal fields of Virginia and West Virginia, the wind chill was negative 35.



A frozen bird was pictured in a backyard in Lafayette, Indiana as the temperature dropped to -13F


Every major weather-reporting station in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin reported temperatures below zero at 11am on Monday, and South Dakota would have joined them if not for the reading of 1 at Rapid City.

The coldest temperature reported in a 24-hour period through Monday was -36 degrees at Crane Lake, Minnesota. The warmest: 84 at Hollywood and Punta Gorda, Fla.
On Monday morning, Nashville was 40 degrees colder than Albany, New York. Memphis, Tennessee, was 20 degrees colder than Anchorage, Alaska. And Atlanta was colder than Moscow - either Russia or Idaho.

In the Great Lakes region, temperatures hovered in the negative 20s - before wind chill, which dropped temps to the negative 50s, making it very dangerous to go outside.

Meteorologists have warned about 'dangerous, life-threatening winds', that can inflict frostbite on exposed skin in just 10 minutes.
Temperatures are so cold across the Midwest that antifreeze in residents' cars could freeze. The popular brand freezes at 34 degrees - and the coldest temperature on Monday afternoon was minus 35 in Crane Lake, Minnesota.

'Skin freezes in just five minutes with a wind chill of minus 50,' said HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen as wind chills are putting temperatures in northern Minnesota at 60 below zero.

For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures were moving in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous.
With wind chills as low as 45 below zero at some airports, workers could only remain exposed on the ramp for a few minutes. That made loading and unloading luggage a challenge.
JetBlue Airways stopped all scheduled flights to and from New York and Boston.
Operations will begin to ramp up again at 10am on Tuesday and the airline expects to be fully operational by 3pm on Tuesday. It will allow the company to rest crew and give it time to service aircraft.
American Airlines said temperatures were so cold at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that fuel and de-icing liquids were actually frozen. United Airlines said its fuel is pumping slower than normal in Chicago.



Ice forms on the shore of the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a polar vortex in New York on Tuesday



With temperatures in downtown Pittsburgh at -5 degrees on Tuesday, a flock of gulls huddles on the ice formed on the Allegheny river. A high of 2 degrees is predicted for Tuesday in Pittsburgh



Steam escapes from a downtown office building as pedestrian goes through the Warehouse District in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday










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Frozen in time: Michigan lighthouses transformed into stunning giant icicles after being frozen solid by storm

By Daily Mail UK, 8 January 2014


These frozen lighthouses in Michigan could easily be mistaken for a scene from the disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow.
Standing in temperatures well below freezing, the 30ft structures have been transformed into giant icicles.
These stunning photographs were captured by American photographer Thomas Zakowski, 56, on a trip to two cities in Michigan after a storm battered the state.


Entombed by the weather: This lighthouse in Michigan resembles a giant icicle after crashing waves were frozen around it by a severe winter storm


Picturesque: This lighthouse was captured in the city of St Joseph. The structures can remain frozen for over a month during particularly severe winters


Mr Zakowski, from South Bend, Indiana, said: 'The lighthouses were frozen solid by the waves that came crashing down against the pier.
'What made the photograph of one of them so interesting was the fact that the storm was so intense it uplifted the anchors of the scaffolding which had been left there after painting.

'It looks like a stairway in many ways and added a quality to the scene you will never see again.'
Every year, Thomas makes the trip to St Joseph and South Haven, both cities in Michigan, after a big storm to capture the resulting scenes.







Locked in time: The two lighthouses in the Michigan cities of St Joseph (left) and South Haven (right) were captured by American photographer Thomas Zakowski



'An event I look forward to very much': Every year, Mr Zakowski makes the trip to St Joseph and South Haven after a big storm to capture the resulting scenes


He said: 'Depending on the year, the lighthouses can remain freezing for over a month, but it all depends on the weather.
'Every year it's different, but it's an event I look forward to very much. To get there was a little tricky, as first you have to make your way out on the pier.
'It's like walking on an ice skating rink and at one point I have to duck walk past the first building in order to safely get to what I call the prize.
'Even though my photographs attract a lot of positive attention, that's not the main reason why I do it. I simply make the trek out there because the particular area fascinates me.'


Nature's beauty: The lighthouses and their piers were frozen solid by the waves that came crashing down and then froze



More than half of the continental U.S. is in the grip of a 'polar vortex' that has sent temperatures plunging to their coldest level in nearly 20 years.
As many as 140 million Americans are bracing themselves for dangerously cold start to the week, with some cities expecting temperatures of between -30C to -50C.
For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures were moving in behind another winter storm, creating more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous.
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He's behind you! Three Minnesota brothers create 16-foot snow shark in parents front yard

  • Three Minnesota brothers built a 16-foot-high snow shark in their parents' front yard
  • They began piling the snow on December 3 and spent 95 hours building it
  • The boys built a puffer fish and a walrus in previous years
By Daily Mail UK. 8 January 2014

This is one way to deal with the 'polar vortex'.

Three Minnesota brothers have spent 95 hours building a giant shark with the snow dumped outside their parents New Brighton home.

Putting all other snowmen to shame, Austin, Connor and Trevor Bartz began crafting the bone-chilling shark on December 3 - and are happy with their handiwork.


Sharknado! Brothers Austin, Connor and Trevor Bartz of New Brighton, Minnesota created the 16-foot-high snow shark in their front yard



Snow sculptors: It took teenagers Austin, Connor and Trevor Bartz of New Brighton about 95 hours to build the shark


'We like to see people’s enjoyment, and we like to see people smile, take pictures,' Connor Bartz told CBS Minnesota.

The brothers posted a video showing how they made the sculpture on their YouTube channel, Bartz Outdoors.


The unique sculpture is the latest snow art created by the Bartz family. The boys previously built a giant pufferfish and a walrus.
And with the 'polar vortex' hitting the Midwest snowbelt this year, there should be ample opportunity for the brothers to construct an even bigger water creature before the season is over.



Massive construction: The brothers began piling up snow for the sculpture on December 3 in front of their parent's Minnesota home




Work of art: It took the boys 10 hours to shape the fins and tail





Around the clock: The boys worked through the night to build the giant snow shark


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Hell Freezes Over.......




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Town of Hell Freezes over in the US

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As cold weather continues to hit the US, the small town of Hell in Michigan has ground to a halt due to a thick carpet of snow.
Weather records have tumbled across North America, with all 50 US states experiencing freezing temperatures.


Temperatures begin to rise and winds start to slow after brutal 'polar vortex' leaves 21 dead and 11,000 flights grounded

  • Winds across the U.S. are set to calm today and the Northeast will feel balmy by tomorrow
  • Temperatures will climb in the Midwest and the East - which were colder than Antarctica on Tuesday - but they are still expected to remain below freezing until later this week
  • The deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy as much as $5 billion
  • All 50 states saw freezing temperatures at some point on Tuesday, including Hawaii, where it was 18F (-8C) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano
  • In New York City, Central Park was 5F on Tuesday, the coldest January 7 since 1896
  • At least 21 people have died across country since Sunday, including seven in Illinois and six in Indiana

The arctic blast that has shattered temperature records and taken the lives of 21 people across the U.S. will ease its grip on much of the U.S. today, providing relief for millions scrambling to stay warm.
Winds are set to calm and the weather will warm slightly - a day after all 50 U.S. states endured freezing temperatures, and areas of the Midwest and East were colder than much of Antarctica. Even Hawaii experienced the chill as temperatures plummeted to 18F (-8C) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano.

Just yesterday, Atlanta endured a record low of 6 degrees, causing fountains to freeze over and forcing southerners to dig out rarely-worn winter hats and coats, but today the southern city is predicted to see sunny skies and temperatures of 42 degrees.
In the Midwest and East, where brutal polar air has lingered over the past few days, temperatures climbed but were still expected to be below freezing.
On Thursday, highs in the 20s or 30s in much of the Great Lakes and Northeast will seem downright balmy compared to earlier in the week.
In Indianapolis, Timolyn Johnson-Fitzgerald returned to her home after spending the night in a shelter with her three children because they lost power to their apartment. The water lines were working, but much of the food she bought in preparation for the storm was ruined from a combination of thawing and then freezing during the outage.



A man walks beside a frozen wall on a beach in Chicago. At Chicago O'Hare, American put its fueling pumper and tanker trucks in a hangar to keep them from freezing




Frozen over: An image taken by the Today show reveals Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota completely frozen over on Wednesday morning




It's warming up! A forecast for Wednesday shows temperatures across much of the U.S. will creep above freezing, providing relief after a brutal start to the week




Forecast: A map shows Wednesday's expected highs - a stark difference to Tuesday, when areas of the Midwest and East were colder than much of Antarctica


'All my eggs were cracked, the cheese and milk was frozen. And the ice cream had melted and then refroze. It's crazy, but we're just glad to be back home,' she said.
At least 15,000 customers in Indiana were without power early on Tuesday. Utility crews worked to restore service as temperatures plunged into the negative teens, but officials warned that some customers could be in the cold and dark for days as the weather starts to warm.
Experts have predicted that the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy as much as $5 billion as people were unable to travel to work, shops or restaurants, others were unable to fly on vacation or business trips, and many had to crank up the heat to endure the chill.
'We think that the problem will be short-lived, but we estimate it will cost about $5 billion because of the sheer size of the population affected - about 200 million people in the eastern two-thirds of the country,' Evan Gold, senior vice president at business weather intelligence company Planalytics said

The ease on the freeze comes after the brutal weather led to the deaths of 21 people and grounded thousands of flights.

The mercury plummeted into the single digits and teens from Boston and New York to Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville and Little Rock - places where many people don't know the first thing about extreme cold. Temperatures in the Midwest and East were colder than much of Antarctica.

'I didn't think the South got this cold,' said Marty Williams, a homeless man, originally from Chicago, who took shelter at a church in Atlanta, where it hit a record low of 6 degrees. 'That was the main reason for me to come down from up North, from the cold, to get away from all that stuff.'


HELL

Even Hell has frozen over - that is, a small town in Michigan, where shops closed up and snowed in neighbors helped each other stay warm.


Bill Jackson clears snow from a car at Myers Autoworld in Anderson, Indiana, Tuesday, January 7, 2014



Lexington Fire Dept. Major Joe Madden, left, and firefighter Casey Wiley, right, looked for hotspots at the scene of an overnight house fire at 238 Swigert Ave. in Lexington, Kentucky, Tuesday



A tugboat makes its way up the icy waters of the Mississippi River on Tuesday, in St. Louis. Tuesday was the worst cold snap in nearly two decades for Missouri




Icicles hang from a bumper of a vehicle in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Tuesday morning. Like much of the nation, the Florida panhandle experienced freezing temperatures, with overnight lows Monday dipping to around around 18 degrees


Seven people died in Illinois, and six in Indiana. At least five people died after collapsing while shoveling snow, while several victims were identified as homeless people who either refused shelter or didn't make it to a warm haven soon enough to save themselves from the bitter temperatures.
In Missouri on Monday, a one-year-old boy was killed when the car he was riding in struck a snow plow, and a 20-year-old woman was killed in a separate crash after her car slid on ice and into the path of a tractor-trailer.
The big chill started in the Midwest over the weekend, caused by a kink in the 'polar vortex,' the strong winds that circulate around the North Pole. By Tuesday, the icy air covered about half the country, and records were shattered like icicles up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
It was 1 degree in Reading, Pennsylvania, and 2 in Trenton, New Jersey. New York City plummeted to 4 degrees; the old record for the date was 6, set in 1896.
'It's brutal out here,' said Spunkiy Jon, who took a break from her sanitation job in New York to smoke a cigarette in the cab of a garbage truck. 'Your fingers freeze off after three minutes, your cheeks feel as if you're going to get windburn, and you work as quick as you can.'
Farther south, Birmingham, Alabama, dipped to a low of 7, four degrees colder than the old mark, set in 1970. Huntsville, Alabama, dropped to 5, Nashville, Tennesse, got down to 2, and Little Rock, Arkansas, fell to 9. Charlotte, North Carolina, reached 6 degrees, breaking the 12-degree record that had stood since 1884.



NASA's satellite sees a Midwest White Out at 2015 UTC/3:15 p.m. EST on January 6, 2014



Garret Kelenske, 49, works to remove snow on the sidewalk in Muskegon Heights, Michigan on Tuesday as temperatures reached record lows across the country



St. Simon's on the Sound Episcopal Church's fountains were frozen over Tuesday just after sunrise in Fort Walton Beach, Florida where locals are unaccustomed to such temperatures



A vehicle drives through a barely visible intersection of Route 33 and Batavia Stafford Townline Road on Tuesday in Stafford, New York. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S.





Snow covers an Abraham Lincoln statue in Hackley Park on Tuesday in Muskegon, Michigan




Ice forms on rocks on the Brooklyn waterfront across from lower Manhattan in New York on Tuesday





Temperatures were so cold Tuesday that Hell literally froze over - that is, a small town in Michigan, pictured



Everything shutdown in the ominously-named town of just over 200 people, and they all looked to help their neighbors


The deep freeze dragged on in the Midwest as well, with the thermometer reaching minus 12 overnight in the Chicago area and 14 below in suburban St. Louis. More than 500 Amtrak passengers were stranded overnight on three Chicago-bound trains that were stopped by blowing and drifting snow in Illinois. Food ran low, but the heat stayed on.
Many schools and day care centers across the eastern half of the U.S. were closed so that youngsters would not be exposed to the dangerous cold. Officials opened shelters for the homeless and anyone else who needed a warm place.

With the bitter cold slowing baggage handling and aircraft refueling, airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights in the U.S., bringing the four-day total to more than 11,000.

In New Orleans, which reported a low of 26 degrees, hardware stores ran out of pipe insulation. A pipe burst in an Atlanta suburb and a main road quickly froze over. In downtown Atlanta, a Ferris wheel near Centennial Olympic Park that opened over the summer to give riders a bird's eye view of the city closed because it was too cold.

Farther south in Pensacola, Florida, a Gulf Coast city better known for its white sand beaches than frost, streets normally filled with joggers, bikers and people walking dogs were deserted early Tuesday. A sign on a bank flashed 19 degrees. Patches of ice sparkled in parking lots where puddles froze overnight.
Ice transforms landscape from New York to Alabama



Record-setting freeze grips U.S. East Coast, disrupts travel







Much of the country will continue to shiver Wednesday, with highs shown above




Things will improve on Thursday as the polar vortex straightens out




By Friday, warmer weather will be upon us, with temperatures returning above freezing in various parts of the country





The Chicago skyline is seen behind a large chunk of ice near North Avenue Beach as cold temperatures remain with wind chills nearing minus 30F on Tuesday



Monica Anderson and Tommy Howard jumped up and down and blew on their hands while they waited for a bus. Anderson said she couldn't recall it ever being so cold.
'I'm not used to it. It is best just to stay inside until it gets better,' said Anderson, who had to get out for a doctor's appointment.

The Lower 48 states, when averaged out, reached a low of 13.8 degrees overnight Monday, according to calculations by Ryan Maue of Weather Bell Analytics. An estimated 190 million people in the U.S. were subjected to the polar vortex's icy blast.

Farmers worried about their crops.

Diane Cordeau of Kai-Kai Farm in Indiantown, Florida, about 90 miles north of Miami, had to pick her squash and tomatoes Monday to beat the freeze but said her leafy vegetables, such as kale, will be sweeter and tastier because of the cold.

'I'm the queen of lettuce around here, so the colder the better,' said Cordeau, whose farm serves high-end restaurants that request specific produce or organic vegetables.

PJM Interconnection, which operates the power grid that serves more than 61 million people in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South, asked users to conserve electricity because of the cold, especially in the morning and late afternoon.

Across the South, the Tennessee Valley Authority said power demand in the morning reached the second-highest winter peak in the history of the Depression-era utility. Temperatures averaged 4 degrees across the utility's seven-state region.

In South Carolina, a large utility used 15-minute rolling blackouts to handle demand, but there were no reports of widespread outages in the South.
Natural gas demand in the U.S. set a record Tuesday, eclipsing the mark set a day earlier, according to Jack Weixel, director of energy analysis at Bentek Energy.

In Chicago, it was too cold even for the polar bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo. While polar bears can handle below-zero cold in the wild, Anana was kept inside Monday because she doesn't have the thick layer of fat that bears typically develop from feeding on seals and whale carcasses.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued disaster declarations, a first step toward seeking federal aid.

The big freeze: Half the US shivers on coldest day for decades










A commuter departs from Union Station with wind chills nearing minus 30F in Chicago (left) as a man struggles to stay warm on the streets of New York City



A man crosses in front of a steam vent in downtown Detroit, Michigan as a deep freeze set in along much of the eastern seaboard



A man walks past a snow encrusted bicycle with wind chills nearing minus 30F on Tuesday, in downtown Chicago




A semi tractor-trailer slid off the side of Indiana 42 in far eastern Vigo County, Indiana Tuesday afternoon



Fire and ice: an early morning blaze ripped through a home on Park Avenue on Jan 7. Ice covered the burnt out home after the fire was knocked down and fire hoses were filled with ice


More than 500 Amtrak passengers spent Monday night on three trains headed for Chicago that were stranded because of blowing and drifting snow in Illinois. Spokesman Marc Magliari said all the passengers, traveling from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Quincy, Illinois, would reach Chicago by train or bus later Tuesday.


Lucas Hunter from Pittsburgh, walks to his hotel along Camp Road in Hamburg, New York after a stretch of the New York State thruway was closed down due to high winds









Ana Holmes is pictured through snowy glass at a bus stop on the Grand Valley State University Allendale Township campus Tuesday.
The frozen lighthouse at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan




A furious blaze engulfed Happy's Pizza shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan today as icicles hung from the traffic signs nearby in the arctic temperatures






Ice hangs on a fire hydrant and hose as Ann Arbor firefighters battled the fire in extreme conditions




The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park


Monday's subzero temperatures broke records in Chicago, which set a record for the date at minus 16, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the mercury fell to 13 below.

Records also fell in Oklahoma and Texas, and wind chills across the region were 40 below and colder. Officials in states like Indiana already struggling with high winds and more than a foot of snow urged residents to stay home if they could.

'The cold is the real killer here,' Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said on Monday as he asked schools and businesses to remain closed another day. 'In 10 minutes you could be dead without the proper clothes.'

In Minnesota, officials took the rare step of closing all of the state's public schools on Monday - the first time in 17 years.

Schools across Chicago, Milwaukee and St Louis were also closed, while officials in Washington D.C. and as far south as Atlanta have announced school closures Tuesday.


Gerald Allen, 37, talks on the phone on Tuesday at a Catholic Charities warming center in the old school by St. Michael's Catholic Church in downtown Flint, Michigan




Myron Jackson sleeps on a cot in the hallway at the Atlanta Mission homeless shelter, after their rooms reached their capacity, in downtown Atlanta, Georgia January 7, 2014.


A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people




Ice covers rocks and brush on the break wall at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio as half the U.S. was battered by winter storm Ion



On Monday the winds made it feel like 55 below zero in International Falls, Minnesota, and parts of the Midwest accustomed to temperatures that are cold - albeit seldom this cold.

But even the coal fields of Virginia and West Virginia, the wind chill was negative 35.
Every major weather-reporting station in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin reported temperatures below zero at 11am on Monday, and South Dakota would have joined them if not for the reading of 1 at Rapid City.

The coldest temperature reported in a 24-hour period through Monday was -36 degrees at Crane Lake, Minnesota. The warmest: 84 at Hollywood and Punta Gorda, Fla.
On Monday morning, Nashville was 40 degrees colder than Albany, New York. Memphis, Tennessee, was 20 degrees colder than Anchorage, Alaska. And Atlanta was colder than Moscow - either Russia or Idaho.

In the Great Lakes region, temperatures hovered in the negative 20s - before wind chill, which dropped temps to the negative 50s, making it very dangerous to go outside.

Meteorologists have warned about 'dangerous, life-threatening winds', that can inflict frostbite on exposed skin in just 10 minutes.
Temperatures are so cold across the Midwest that antifreeze in residents' cars could freeze. The popular brand freezes at 34 degrees - and the coldest temperature on Monday afternoon was minus 35 in Crane Lake, Minnesota.
'Skin freezes in just five minutes with a wind chill of minus 50,' said HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen as wind chills are putting temperatures in northern Minnesota at 60 below zero.
For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures were moving in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous.
With wind chills as low as 45 below zero at some airports, workers could only remain exposed on the ramp for a few minutes. That made loading and unloading luggage a challenge.
JetBlue Airways stopped all scheduled flights to and from New York and Boston.
American Airlines said temperatures were so cold at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that fuel and de-icing liquids were actually frozen. United Airlines said its fuel is pumping slower than normal in Chicago
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The big thaw begins: FROZEN BODIES found in snow as temperatures begin to rise after brutal 'polar vortex' leaves 21 dead and 11,000 flights grounded

  • More than 20 people have died across country since Sunday, including seven in Illinois and six in Indiana
  • The body of a 42-year-old man was found by a postal worker in an Ohio driveway, while a homeless man was found 'frozen solid' behind a Maryland business
  • All 50 states saw freezing temperatures at some point on Tuesday, including Hawaii, where it was 18F (-8C) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano
  • Winds across the U.S. are set to calm today and the Northeast will feel balmy by tomorrow
  • Temperatures will climb in the Midwest and the East - which were colder than Antarctica on Tuesday - but they are still expected to remain below freezing until later this week
  • The deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy as much as $5 billion
By Daily Mail Reporter, 9 January 2014


The arctic blast that has shattered temperature records and taken the lives of more than 20 people across the U.S. will ease its grip on much of the country today, providing relief for millions scrambling to stay warm.
But as the weather begins to warm, grisly discoveries have been made of bodies frozen in the snow. In Akron, Ohio, a postal worker discovered the body of a man in a driveway, while in Maryland a homeless man was found frozen to death behind a business in Morningside.

The tragedies come a day after all 50 U.S. states endured freezing temperatures, and areas of the Midwest and East were colder than much of Antarctica. Even Hawaii experienced the chill as temperatures plummeted to 18F (-8C) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano.

Just yesterday, Atlanta endured a record low of 6 degrees, causing fountains to freeze over and forcing southerners to dig out rarely-worn winter hats and coats, but today the southern city is predicted to see sunny skies and temperatures of 42 degrees.
In the Midwest and East, where brutal polar air has lingered over the past few days, temperatures climbed but were still expected to be below freezing.
On Thursday, highs in the 20s or 30s in much of the Great Lakes and Northeast will seem downright balmy compared to earlier in the week.



Thawing out: Ice collects on the Delaware River in view of Philadelphia. Temperatures across the city remain well below freezing but are rising nonetheless after a blast of arctic air set cold-weather records Wednesday



Still cold! A man walks past a car partially covered in ice in Baltimore on Wednesday where temperatures remain below freezing




A motorist drives by the ice forming on a cliff along Route 61 in Palo Alto, Pennsylvania as temperatures rise but remain below zero



The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park, Tuesday





Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker Pierre-Radisson clears the ice flow under the Quebec bridge on the St-Lawrence River in front of Quebec City, Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Extreme cold and strong winds are hitting parts of North America




It's warming up! A forecast for Wednesday shows temperatures across much of the U.S. will creep above freezing, providing relief after a brutal start to the week





Forecast: A map shows Wednesday's expected highs - a stark difference to Tuesday, when areas of the Midwest and East were colder than much of Antarctica


More than 20 people have lost their lives in the deep freeze, including seven people in Illinois, and six in Indiana.
At least five people died after collapsing while shoveling snow. In White Lake Township, a 72-year-old was found dead with a shovel in his hand in his backyard after apparently trying to dig a tractor out of a snow bank. His family had not heard from him for three days.

In Akron, Ohio on Tuesday, a postal worker found the body of a 42-year-old man in a driveway while delivering mail. The worker alerted neighbors, who called the police. The man, who displayed no signs or trauma or foul play, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Morningside, Maryland, the body of a homeless man was found behind a business on Tuesday morning.


'He was frozen solid,' a witness said. 'Someone could've done something. If it was a puppy or a kitten, someone would've done something for it.'

A number of employees said they knew the victim and had been regularly checking on him, but had last seen him outside a business on Monday. His body was found the next day between a wall and a fence.



Getting warmer: The temperatures inflicted by the polar vortex are on their way out, as temperatures rise throughout the week




Even warmer: By Friday, temperatures in the northern states will be creeping over 30 degrees



Warm weekend: By the weekend, temperatures will be far balmier, with sunshine forecast for much of the country



Still cold! Icicles hang from a cable on a breakwater at 31st Street Beach in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures will reach the late 30s by the weekend



Chill: Ice in the Mississippi River flows past the Gateway Arch on Tuesday in St. Louis as the end of the cold snap nears




A semi tractor-trailer slid off the side of Indiana 42 in far eastern Vigo County, Indiana Tuesday afternoon



Icy stroll: Ben Leffers makes his way to work on cross country skis down a snow covered street in Indianapolis, where 12 inches of snow fell




Struggle: Ice hangs on a fire hydrant and hose as Ann Arbor, Michigan firefighters battled a fire in extreme conditions



In Missouri on Monday, a one-year-old boy was killed when the car he was riding in struck a snow plow, and a 20-year-old woman was killed in a separate crash after her car slid on ice and into the path of a tractor-trailer. A 58-year-old man was also found dead of hypothermia on a frozen lake in Ohio after going out for a walk and failing to return home.


More than 41,000 customers were without power Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, with at least 10,000 of these in Indiana.

Utility crews worked to restore service as temperatures plunged into the negative teens, but officials warned that some customers could be in the cold and dark for days as the weather starts to warm.
In Indianapolis, Timolyn Johnson-Fitzgerald returned to her home after spending the night in a shelter with her three children because they lost power to their apartment. The water lines were working, but much of the food she bought in preparation for the storm was ruined from a combination of thawing and then freezing during the outage.
'All my eggs were cracked, the cheese and milk was frozen. And the ice cream had melted and then refroze. It's crazy, but we're just glad to be back home,' she said.
Experts have predicted that the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy as much as $5 billion as people were unable to travel to work, shops or restaurants, others were unable to fly on vacation or business trips, and many had to crank up the heat to endure the chill.

'We think that the problem will be short-lived, but we estimate it will cost about $5 billion because of the sheer size of the population affected - about 200 million people in the eastern two-thirds of the country,' Evan Gold, senior vice president at business weather intelligence company Planalytics told said

Oil refiners were also hit, with Marathon Petroleum Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp both experiencing cold-related outages as homeowners turned up the heat.
The big chill started in the Midwest over the weekend, caused by a kink in the 'polar vortex,' the strong winds that circulate around the North Pole. By Tuesday, the icy air covered about half the country, and records were shattered like icicles up and down the Eastern Seaboard.



Making the most of it: Twelve-year-old Joe Cantania, from St. Joseph, Michigan, joins sledders as they take advantage of a school snow day


Frozen over: An image taken by the Today show reveals Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota completely frozen over on Wednesday morning



A tugboat makes its way up the icy waters of the Mississippi River on Tuesday, in St. Louis. Tuesday was the worst cold snap in nearly two decades for Missouri

The mercury plummeted into the single digits and teens from Boston and New York to Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville and Little Rock - places where many people don't know the first thing about extreme cold. Temperatures in the Midwest and East were colder than much of Antarctica.
Schools were shut across the country - although many planned to open again today - and 11,000 flights were canceled over four days. On Wednesday, around 1,000 had already been grounded, according to FlightStats.
'I didn't think the South got this cold,' said Marty Williams, a homeless man, originally from Chicago, who took shelter at a church in Atlanta, where it hit a record low of 6 degrees. 'That was the main reason for me to come down from up North, from the cold, to get away from all that stuff.'
Even Hell froze over - that is, a small town in Michigan, where shops closed up and snowed in neighbors helped each other stay warm.
It was 1 degree in Reading, Pennsylvania, and 2 in Trenton, New Jersey. New York City plummeted to 4 degrees; the old record for the date was 6, set in 1896.
'It's brutal out here,' said Spunkiy Jon, who took a break from her sanitation job in New York to smoke a cigarette in the cab of a garbage truck. 'Your fingers freeze off after three minutes, your cheeks feel as if you're going to get windburn, and you work as quick as you can.'
Farther south, Birmingham, Alabama, dipped to a low of 7, four degrees colder than the old mark, set in 1970. Huntsville, Alabama, dropped to 5, Nashville, Tennesse, got down to 2, and Little Rock, Arkansas, fell to 9. Charlotte, North Carolina, reached 6 degrees, breaking the 12-degree record that had stood since 1884.
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