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Extreme Cold Grips Much Of The U.S.

The Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain during Bryant Park in New York City was solidified on Tuesday, as New Yorkers lapse to work after a holiday break.

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The Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain during Bryant Park in New York City was solidified on Tuesday, as New Yorkers lapse to work after a holiday break.

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2018 is off to a wintry start for immeasurable swathes of a U.S.

From Texas to Ohio, temperatures are 15 to 25 degrees colder than average, a National Weather Service says. Brutally cold temperatures continue in a Northeast. There’s a tough solidify warning opposite a low South — and a possibility of sleet in New Orleans.

It’s 17 degrees in Atlanta. There’s a low of 14 degrees in Tupelo, Miss. In Dallas, temperatures will stay next frozen all day.

And in a tools of a nation that are used to cold weather, temperatures are even chillier than usual.

Aberdeen, S.D., pennyless a 99-year record when a heat forsaken to reduction 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a Associated Press reports. The handle use continues:

“In Nebraska, temperatures strike 15 next 0 (-26 Celsius) before midnight Sunday in Omaha, violation a record low dating to 1884. Omaha officials cited a foresee in postponing a 18th annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular that draws around 30,000 people.

“It was colder in Des Moines, Iowa, where city officials sealed a downtown outward ice skating piazza and pronounced it wouldn’t free until a city emerged from sub-zero temperatures. The heat strike 20 next 0 (-29 Celsius) early Monday, with a breeze chill dipping to disastrous 31 degrees (-35 Celsius).

“The continue use pronounced temperatures in Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of reduction 12 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 24 degrees Celsius) for Jan. 2 set in 1887. Indianapolis Public Schools canceled classes for Tuesday on all a campuses since of a likely sub-zero temperatures. Students had been scheduled to lapse from winter break.

“In northeastern Montana, a breeze chill readings dipped as low as reduction 58 (-50 Celsius). And in Duluth, Minnesota, a city famous for a sour cold winters, a breeze chill dipped to 36 next 0 (-38 Celsius).”

The cold continue has been cited in during slightest 8 deaths within a final week, a AP reports.

Two group were found in dual locations in Milwaukee on Sunday, after apparently cold-related deaths; a homeless man’s physique was found on a porch in Charleston, W.V., and a male was found passed outward a church in Detroit, Reuters reports.

Many Southern cities have non-stop puncture shelters and warming centers for a homeless. In some areas, military and volunteers have strike a streets to palm out blankets and other supplies.

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Meanwhile, frigid bear plunges — where audacious souls take a drop in frozen cold waters, mostly to lift income for gift — have been canceled in mixed locations.

In Chicago, where a thermometer strike reduction 9 degrees on New Year’s Day, a thrust was called off in a name of safety.

A winter swims during Old Orchard Beach, Maine, to lift supports for a Special Olympics, has been deferred until it gets a small warmer — well, relatively.

“I’m not going to distortion that I’m a small vehement about 28 degrees as against to disastrous 16,” Public Relations Director Lisa Bird, who will attend in a dip, told member hire Maine Public. She was referencing a dire-sounding breeze chill predictions for Monday.

In Cleveland, a float in Lake Erie was canceled because, as WKYC reports, “crews had a formidable time slicing a hole into a ice.”

Minnesotans and Wisconsinites are done of opposite stuff, however.

In Milwaukee, a frigid bear thrust went on Monday, with a heat during around 2 degrees. Participant Dennis Wurch, with 40 years of knowledge in a plunge, was celebration vodka and Jagermeister as he common his tips for first-time plungers with a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“Don’t come down here if we have any good clarity left during all,” he said.

Also on Monday, an “Ice Dive” continued as scheduled during Lake Minnetonka — with a mercury during negative 15 degrees. The H2O was comparatively calm during only above freezing.

“It’s always a same,” long-time member Scott Searl told KSTP. “It always hurts and it’s stupid.”

But hey, it’s not cold everywhere. The Pacific Northwest is experiencing normal winter weather, with sleet in a foresee for after this week.

There’s a high of 70 degrees currently in Key West, Fla. and Los Angeles, a National Weather Service says — and it will strike 75 degrees in Tucson.