#PolarVortex2019 smashes records – 84 million people below 0°F

There has been almost a death watch going on for Chicago, looking for an all time new all-time low temperature record to beat the previous -27°F. For those wishing for a new datapoint, Chicago didn’t beat the all time record, but did set a new record for the day: The official low temperature at Chicago…

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Hell has frozen over – no, really!

There’s a town called “Hell”, in Michigan. That’s the sign from the city limits. Today, there was this bit of meteorological info on Twitter: It's -7 degrees in Hell, Michigan, right now, with a wind chill of -28. You know what that means people… Hell has literally frozen over. — Derek Wallbank (@dwallbank) January 30,…

Dozens of dead turtles wash ashore on Cape

From Cape Cod Times By Wheeler Cowperthwaite Posted Nov 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM Updated Nov 23, 2018 at 12:43 PM WELLFLEET — Low temperatures and high winds killed most of the more than 80 turtles that washed ashore Thursday morning in Brewster, Orleans and Eastham. Jenette Kerr, communications coordinator for Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet…

NASA: 'Unusually cold winter' causes Lake Erie to ice over  – nearly 60% of all lakes covered with ice

The unusually cold winter in the Upper Midwest has led to a notable buildup of ice on the Great Lakes. Lake Erie is usually the first to freeze over because it is shallower than the other Great Lakes. download large image (19 MB, JPEG, 5200×3467) On February 14, 2018, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired data for…