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It's So Cold in NYC, Ice Festival Has Been Canceled

Weather could drop to minus-10 with wind chill

(Newser) - It's too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival. The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday's event has been canceled. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10,... More »

Your Hot Winter Trend: Frozen Pants

Minnesotans have a lot of time on their hands

(Newser) - This winter, the hottest viral trend is frozen pants. Fox News reports 61-year-old Tom Grotting of Minnesota started dipping jeans in water and holding them upright while they froze a few years ago. Grotting's frozen pants found their way to Facebook this year, and now others are joining in... More »

Partygoer Leaves in Shorts, Quickly Freezes to Death

The wind chill had dropped to -27.5 degrees Fahrenheit

(Newser) - When 21-year-old Elizabeth Luebke traveled an hour and a half south from her home in Oshkosh, Wis., to Milwaukee for a concert, she wound up at an after-party wearing a tank top, shorts, and fishnet stockings—and at around 4:30am left angrily after arguing with a friend, reports FOX6... More »

Rare 'Frostquake' Probably Jolted Wisconsin

Unusual weather event sounds like 'someone drove into your house'

(Newser) - A weather event that a National Weather Service meteorologist says "[sounds] like someone drove into your house" likely took place in southern Wisconsin on Tuesday night, and it wasn't a tornado, lightning strike, or earthquake. Instead, it was what's called a "frostquake," the Milwaukee Journal ... More »

Alaska's Frigid Rep Just Got Ridiculous

A month before winter starts, temps have already plunged to minus 24

(Newser) - Check out the forecast in Fairbanks, Alaska , for the next few days and you'll see a lot of minus signs. The northernmost state has been slammed with way-below-freezing weather more than a month before winter officially starts, and it could be dangerous if residents aren't careful. "With... More »

Office Temperatures Are 'Sexist'

Temperatures are based on the male metabolism, study says

(Newser) - A man and woman work in the same room all day long. One is perfectly comfortable while the other is freezing her tush off. Sound strange? Nope, it's just daily life in offices, according to a new study that says our average building temperature is outdated and favors the... More »

4 Dead in Icy Highway Crashes

One Pennsylvania crash involved dozens of vehicles

(Newser) - Several multi-car pileups—including one involving dozens of vehicles—in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens today as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania, authorities say. State police in Philadelphia say 31-year-old Eric Blau of Philadelphia was killed... More »

Boy Survives After Body Temp Plunges to 55 Degrees

Doctors are calling it a miracle

(Newser) - "It’s the only case of its kind in the world," says a doctor at a Polish children's hospital. "The child has come back to the world of the living." Krakow doctor Janusz Skalski is talking about little Adas (also reported as Adam), a 2-year-old... More »

Forecast in Every State: Freezing

Much of country won't warm up until weekend

(Newser) - It's expected to be freezing today … in every state. In what the Weather Channel calls an arctic surge, cold air moving south and east is behind the phenomenon. The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes may see one of the region's longest-ever sub-freezing periods in November, while Buffalo,... More »

583K Still Have No Power After Ice Storm

And some may have to wait for weekend to get it back

(Newser) - Utility crews were working feverishly to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and surrounding states that were still in the dark and cold today after an ice storm knocked out electricity to more than a million customers, damage one official likened to that from... More »

'Perfect Storm of Factors' Crippled Atlanta

A rundown of ignored warnings, bad decisions

(Newser) - How is it that just a couple inches of snow managed to cripple Atlanta ? CNN calls it "a perfect storm—pun intended—of factors."
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal called Tuesday's storm, which left commuters stranded on gridlocked highways and forced students to spend the night at
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Today's Storm: A 'Bombogenesis' Is Coming

Brace yourself, Northeast

(Newser) - Move over, polar vortex : The Northeast is prepping for a major snowstorm—what could be Washington, DC's biggest in three years. A look at what the region faces today:
  • Philadelphia: The Inquirer says a "bombogenesis" is coming this afternoon. What's that? "A rapidly intensifying storm."
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Even Hell Has Frozen Over

Every US state saw freezing temperatures yesterday

(Newser) - Here's how cold it is: Hell has frozen over. OK, so we're talking about Hell, Mich., a small town 60 miles west of Detroit where temperatures have dropped as low as -4 degrees (or -27 when wind chill is considered), Time reports. In fact, at some point yesterday,... More »

Boiling-Water-to-Ice Stunt Scalds Dozens

Strong winds turn water into pain, not ice

(Newser) - With a huge swath of the US in the deep freeze, plenty of people have been unable to resist the thrill of throwing boiling water into the air in the apparently perilous attempt to watch it freeze—but it hasn't gone so well for everybody. A Los Angeles Times... More »

Found: Coldest Spot on Earth

'Soul-crushing' -136F recorded in Antarctica

(Newser) - If you're reading this in a spot just below the crest of an ice ridge on the East Antarctic Plateau, you're probably frozen solid by now. Researchers using satellite data say the area is the coldest place on Earth, with a record low of -136 Fahrenheit (-93.2... More »

Winter Weather Hits ... Just About Everywhere in US

Philadelphia gets a record 8 inches

(Newser) - It's not often the whole US feels serious winter weather at once—but that's what's happened over the past few days, meteorologists say. "This literally spreads across the entire US, and we're 12 days from the official start of winter," one tells CNN . Yesterday,... More »

Scientists Ask: Why Does Hot Water Freeze the Fastest?

Know the answer? You could win $1.6K

(Newser) - It sounds like one of those quirky science questions every kid should know the answer to: Why does hot water sometimes freeze faster than cold water? In reality, not even the kids at the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry know—and they're offering a $1,600 prize to... More »

6 Dead as Snow, Big Chill Shut Down Midwest

Highways closed, flights canceled amid sub-zero weather

(Newser) - Temperatures have plummeted across the upper Midwest after a storm pounded the region with snow and strong winds this weekend, the AP reports. Six weather-related deaths were reported as the storm closed major highways in some states, canceled some 1,600 flights in Chicago, and collapsed the inflatable roof of... More »

Poland Deep Freeze Kills 30

Meanwhile, worst floods in a century hit Balkans

(Newser) - The death toll from a deep freeze in Poland has increased to 30 with a dozen more deaths occurring overnight, while some of the worst floods in a century devastated parts of the Balkans. Many of those who died in Poland are drunks or homeless people, and police canvassed the... More »

Artists, Hipsters Go Without Winter Heat

For some holdouts, 50° is toasty

(Newser) - Living with the heat off—if they even have heat—is a way of life for some Northerners who get through the winter on a combination of ingenuity and insulation. Their motives are often curious. Take the New York artist who appreciates the acoustics of his loft so much he... More »

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