Record-smashing cold for 200 million people

Record cold across Michigan, New York, Kentucky, Ohio, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Nebraska.

As notes this morning, mind-numbing temperatures are smashing 100-year-old records all across the country.

On Thursday, Flint, Michigan, set an all-time December record low temperature of -17F. (That’s for the entire month, not just the date.) Records in that location date back to 1921.

Watertown, NY, fell to -32Fshattering its daily record for Dec. 28 of -23F.

Daily record lows for Dec. 28 were also tied in Toledo, OH (-8) and Paducah, Kentucky (10F).

Daily record-cold high temps were tied or set Thursday in 29 locations from the Midwest to the South to the East, including Augusta, Maine (3F), Syracuse, NY (8F), Boston (12F), JFK Airport (19F) and Baltimore (24F)

On Wednesday morning, International Falls, Minnesota, set a new daily record low at -36F. It was even colder in Embarrass (-40F) and Cotton, MN (-41F).

Detroit tied its daily record low of -4F on Wednesday, and Alpena, MI, also tied its daily record low of -16F.

Additional daily record lows were set in Lincoln (-17F) and Norfolk, Nebraska (-15F).

On Friday, daily record lows were set at New York’s JFK and LaGuardia Airports – both 12 degrees F.

It is so cold that Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont was forced to shut down its ski lifts due to the numbing cold (-31F)

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for these links
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