In NH's White Mountains, Wind Chills of -100 Degrees
East Coast set to have a wickedly cold Saturday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2018 6:30 AM CST
Brielle Ashley is bundled up a she waits as her children and "grown man-child" sled down Sandee Crescent in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Jan 5, 2018.   (.Vicki Cronis-Nohe/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
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(Newser) – Brutally cold conditions are expected to envelop the East Coast most of this weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont. Temperatures will reach close to zero from Philadelphia to Boston through Saturday night, with wind chills making it feel like minus 10 degrees to minus 20 degrees. Even more temperate locations won't escape the cold, with the mercury dipping into the single digits in Baltimore and Washington, DC, over the weekend—about 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. The blast of cold air, which comes just days after a storm dumped as much as 18 inches of snow in some places, could bring the feeling of real jaw-clenching temperatures to people living further north, reports the AP.

The National Weather Service said Friday that temperatures in the Berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts could seem like a frosty minus 35 degrees, parts of New Hampshire and Maine could experience minus 45, and Vermont's mountain regions could feel like minus 50 degrees. These locations, however, will have nothing on the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Observatory, on its website, predicted the mountain's highest summits could see wind chills of minus 100 degrees into Saturday. "It's definitely cold and the type of bone-chilling cold that happens every few years," says Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Baltimore. He adds that the last time such extreme cold occurred was in February 2015.


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