Bitter cold, record lowest Temperature in East US
20 February 2015, Nirapad News: Extreme cold air from Siberia has brought dangerously frigid and likely record-setting temperatures to the eastern half of the US. Temperatures are 20 to 40 degrees F below normal for February from the Mid-Atlantic to the South.
Schools in Chicago have closed and trains in the north-east corridor have been affected by the cold. Extreme cold warnings are also in effect in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. Frigid temperatures are expected to continue into Friday.
Record lows have already been broken in Kentucky, where it was -8F (-22C) on Thursday morning.