Jan 2, 2018

Year-End Arctic Chill Persists; Ice and Snow Loom from Florida to Maine

Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
USA
by
Bob Henson
,
Weather Underground | Category 6
Steam rises from Lake Superior as the ship St. Clair comes to harbor on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Canal Park in Duluth, Minn. The ship arrived during the coldest holiday week (Dec. 25-31) ever recorded in Duluth. The average temperature for the seven-day period, including both highs and lows, was a bone-chilling –12.1°F. Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune via AP
Steam rises from Lake Superior as the ship St. Clair comes to harbor on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Canal Park in Duluth, Minn. The ship arrived during the coldest holiday week (Dec. 25-31) ever recorded in Duluth. The average temperature for the seven-day period, including both highs and lows, was a bone-chilling –12.1°F. Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune via AP

One of the warmest years in U.S. history ended with one of the coldest blasts ever recorded east of the Rockies for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Even though 2018 is now under way, the cold isn’t gone—and an explosively intensifying storm along the Gulf Stream will double down on the misery for millions along and near the East Coast.