5 US Cities Where It's Astoundingly Cold
Omaha broke an 1884 record
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 2, 2018 8:20 AM CST
Icicles hang from the fountain at Beau View condominiums in Biloxi, Miss., on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. A hard freeze hit South Mississippi overnight and temperatures are expected to remain near or below...   (John Fitzhugh/The Sun Herald via AP)/The Sun Herald via AP)
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(Newser) – Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the US as 2018 began, breaking century-old records and leading to several deaths that authorities attributed to exposure to the dangerously low temperatures. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England. It's even cold in the Deep South, as temperatures plummeted early Tuesday to 14 in Atlanta and 26 as far south as New Orleans. Temperatures fell to 8 degrees near Cullman, Ala., and 20 degrees in Mobile, Ala. Georgia saw one of its coldest temperatures of the winter: 2 degrees shortly before dawn at a US Forest Service weather station at Toccoa. The bitter cold wave enveloped much of the Midwest on Monday. Here are six standout temperature readings, per the AP:

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