A snowstorm dumped up to a foot of snow in the Midwest before moving over the Northeast, blanketing the region and unloading nearly 2 feet of snow north of Boston. Freezing temperatures with below-zero wind chills in some places complicated life for residents from Minnesota to Maine.

ILLINOIS: Warming centers were opening across Illinois on Friday. The governor urged residents to use them. Nearly 17 inches of snow fell Thursday in some of Chicago’s northern suburbs, and more than 12 inches of snow was recorded at Midway International Airport. The weather was blamed for two deaths, including a man who died in southern Illinois after having a heart attack while clearing snow. The National Weather Service said Chicago-area wind chills Monday and Tuesday could sink to 45 below zero.

INDIANA: Two deaths were blamed on the weather. Indianapolis’ mayor urged residents to stock up on supplies in advance of more heavy snows and sub-zero readings. KENTUCKY: Slicks roads caused dozens of wrecks, and weather-related accidents were blamed for two deaths.

MASSACHUSETTS: Massachusetts residents woke up to nearly 2 feet of snow in some areas and wind chills well below zero. The National Weather Service said the temperature in Boston was 2 degrees Friday morning but felt like 20-below.

OHIO: The Buckeye State got some of the coldest temperatures in the state in years Friday, with more snow and colder weather expected during the next few days. Temperatures in some areas were in single digits to start the day, with wind chills below zero. PENNSYLVANIA: Between 2 and 8 inches of snow was scattered across Pennsylvania on Friday morning. Most school districts were closed in eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia and Allentown schools. Pittsburgh’s mayor-elect moved his Monday inauguration ceremony indoors because of temperatures forecast between the teens and minus-10. Authorities said a worker at a suburban Philadelphia road salt storage facility died Thursday when a 100-foot-tall pile of salt fell and crushed him on a backhoe.

VERMONT: The snow was a boon to skiiers and snowmobilers in Vermont. More than a foot of snow fell in parts of southern Vermont.

Source: Associated Press

Mount Snow ski area. Burlington recorded 8 degrees below zero Friday morning, with a wind chill of 29 below.


The National Weather Service says the temperature dropped to 7 degrees in Beckley on Friday morning. High temperatures in the teens were forecast for many areas, with the wind chill as low as 15 to 20 degrees below zero in the morning. There were reports of several traffic accidents on roads covered with ice and snow. Some areas in the eastern part of the state had up to 6 inches of snow. Many schools were closed or opening late.


A man found on a sidewalk outside his Milwaukee home Friday died of hypothermia resulting from bitterly cold temperatures that were expected to plunge even further over the weekend, officials said. The man’s core body temperature was 45 degrees, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. His death was ruled accidental.

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