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- An Arctic air mass that wraps parts of the northeastern United States
On Friday, it sent sub-zero temperatures in some areas.
- The freezing weather is the byproduct of a bomb cyclone
and polar vortex that hit the east coast for much of the
- The storm left some vehicles wrapped in ice on the roads of
Boston, covered the New York landmarks in the snow, and provoked
airport closures and flight delays for a while.
The aftermath of a frigid bomb "
Cyclone "and the polar vortex left much of the northeastern United States.
Frigid on Friday night.
Wind chills were predicted in a part of New Hampshire to hit
negative 100 degrees, according to forecasters. New York Times
reporters who were sent to Mount Washington in that state
said the wind "steals your breath and freezes your
"You can not blink, cold stab your face and numb your
lobes for the ear, "they wrote in a revealing published story
Meteorologist Mike Carmon, who is stationed at Monte
Washington Observatory, told The Times that the top of the
mountain would probably be the coldest place in the continental United States
Friday night. Carmon called to the top of Mount Washington, which
It is almost 6,300 feet above sea level, "one of the most extreme
places on Earth. "
Meteorologists on Carmon's team have to leave to verify their
meteorological and record several metrics such as wind speed
and temperature every hour. The trip requires some preparation,
Informed times. The forecasters wear five layers of clothes,
and put on masks and ski goggles.
But it's not enough. Like Jess Bidgood of the Times, Katherine Q.
Seelye and Jack Healy describe it:
"Even within a few minutes of being outside at 3,900 feet –
two thirds of the way up – toes and fingers, including
Wrapped in multiple layers of clothing, it can numb quickly. the
the wind turns the snowflakes into projectiles that feel as if they were
piercing any skin that is exposed. "
The storm of the northeast
it had already caused blizzards and floods throughout the
region this week, but persistent effects took over the east
Costa on Friday. Cars in downtown Boston
they were frozen in ice, and places of interest in New York City
they were covered in snow .