A Mainer says it's a good day to run.
In Maine, where the Meteorological Service had issued a warning until midnight east for hurricane winds along the coast, residents were taking the harsh winter conditions calmly.
Mish Sommers, 46, who lives in Lincolnville, Me., Went running on Thursday in bleaching conditions with ice blocks on his shoes. "I probably should have run with snowshoes," he said.
He said he loved being part of the outdoor stillness. "What happens when the snow falls with this kind of intensity, it gets so quiet," he said. "There is a very silent feeling that everything is so kind around us."
Cooper Funk, 38, a vegetable farmer in Camden, Me., Who is a fifth generation Californian, said he was worried about the wind, which was roaring around his home at more than 40 miles per hour, although the greenhouse-like structures on their vegetables were still standing.
Those iguanas that fall from trees in Florida? Probably not dead.
When temperatures drop to 30 and 40 years, Floridians know they are expecting reptiles stunned, but not necessarily killed, by the cold. They can come back to life when it gets hot.
In Boca Raton, Frank Cerabino, Palm Beach Post columnist familiar with the creatures, came out and saw a bright green specimen next to his pool on Thursday morning, with his feet raised.
"He did not move", Mr. Said Cerabino. "But he's probably still alive." My experience is that they take a little while to die. "
In the end, the iguana lived in. Read more here
On the other side of the south, many people were delighted with their rare taste of winter.
In Wilmington , North Carolina, most people did not expect snow this year, but more than three inches fell on Thursday., According to The Wilmington Star-News.
"We love it; we love that it's really winter in the south and we love the southern version of a sled: a boogie board, "Rachel Baldwin told the newspaper.
In Fredericksburg, Virginia, dozens of spectators called the police to report that three swans had been surrounded by ice in a pond, but were relieved to know that they were not frozen, they were simply fake, according to The Free Lance-Star.
And police in Greenville, North Carolina, said they caught two men who had broken into a car on Wednesday while tracking their tracks in the snow.
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