Piercing cold blast to feel subzero in central, northeastern US for 2018

Cold air rivaling that of the past 100 years for late December and early January will make it painful to be outdoors and may lead to damage in the central and northeastern United States.

AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures are projected to be below zero over much of the Northeast and well below zero in much of the Midwest.

In the coming days, RealFeel temperatures 5 to 20 degrees below zero will be common. In the northern tier, RealFeel temperatures may dip as low as 30 to 40 degrees below zero.

Most low-temperature records from the northern and central Plains to the mid-Atlantic and New England are likely to remain intact.

However, in terms of the level of cold, actual temperatures in many locations will be in the lower 5 percentile for all years on record for late December and early January, according to the National Weather Service.

Standout years for record cold in the Northeast at this point in the season were in 1880-81 and 1917-18. In the Midwest, the years 1967-68 and 1973-74 left a mark with subzero F cold.

“While the level of cold will vary from one day to the next, indications are that the frigid weather will linger through the first week of January in the Central and Eastern states,” according to AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Max Vido.

“It may not be until toward the second or third week of the month before many areas get above the freezing mark for a time,” Vido said.

The severity and persistence of the cold blast may take a huge toll on the homeless.

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    Knight Templar

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    Interesting how climate alarmists refer to extreme cold events as merely ‘weather’ but extreme heat is ‘climate change’.

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      Sonnyhill

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      “Real feel” and “feels like” are dumbed down versions of wind chill. Too many people couldn’t comprehend wind chill, or convective cooling. Same people who don’t know the difference between cement and skin.
      Same ones who believe in global warming while their heating bills empty their bank account.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Like Leonardo DiCaprio saying of you reject Global Warming your rejections the truth and coming from someone who pretents to be someone else in his movies and News Flash Mr DiCaprio the RMS TITANIC was run on COAL the same stuff the Keep it in the Ground Idiots wants left undisturbed

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    David Lewis

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    It is interesting to note the difference between this article and that of climate alarmist. Climate alarmists make statements like, “Hottest Ever.” This article is talking in terms of “temperatures in many locations will be in the lower 5 percentile for all years on record for late December.” This is accurate no-sensational reporting.

    Climate alarmists have a valid point in that isolated incidences in one location like this one don’t mean anything on the global scale. However, we are seeing many such incidents and together they have meaning.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Moonbeam Brown is acting like a tyranitcal king imposing his imperial decress on everybody he need to go just like Grey Davis

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    rick

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    – This is weather not climate (ya right – go pound sand)
    – The science is settled – (bite me)
    Thankfully – POTUS pulled us out that completely useless Paris accord
    Just think – only if it were 2 degrees colder today – all would be good with the planet again (according to the IPCC and their cabal of modelers)

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      David Lewis

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      Have you noticed that when there is an extra cold event that the alarmist say “That is weather, not climate.” Yet, when areas known for hot weather such Los Vegas and areas of Arizona have an extra hot week, that is confirmation of global warming and reason to make big sacrifices to fight climate change.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Look how may anti fracking wackos use petrolium based products even the paint they use to make their anti fracking signs and banners with and yet when its all over they climb into their fossil fueled cars and return to their homes with Fossil fueled heaters to keep them warm these cold cold nights

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    FROSTY

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    IF this Winter becomes as dire as many suggest that it shall, it behooves all to ‘stock up’ on essentials.. especially FoodStuffs… Our ‘wellbeing’ is fragile. V.Cold for too long and negative situations rear their deadly necks.
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