Frigid Temperatures Still Breaking Records in Midwest and East Coast

Lindsay DeDario/Reuters
Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

The winter that won’t fade is still punishing areas of the Midwest and east cost with temperatures that continue to break record lows, and nothing is changing for the better any time soon, forecasters say.

Last week, starting on Tuesday, frigid temperatures in the minus 20 degree zone were wracking Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Farther west, Cincinnati, Ohio got to minus 7, Columbus hit minus 11, and Indianapolis, Indiana saw minus 7 degrees. Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri were also pounded with the cold.

On Tuesday, Syracuse, New York dipped below zero for a record 20th time, beating the record of 19 times set in 1948. Maine also achieved a record by observing its 17th subzero day.

That was all just Tuesday. More records went on to be broken later in the week, with Friday finding record lows in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky.

In fact, as Winter Storm Remus, another named storm, hit the upper south on Friday, four deaths were blamed on the harsh conditions. In parts of Alabama, the state National Guard was even called out to help get traffic moving on the highways again.

The National Weather Service is also warning of yet another Winter storm coming through parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the D.C. area starting Sunday.

This record-setting Winter shows no signs of fading into Spring in the Midwest or the east any time soon.

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