Jan. 8 - New York's Hudson River is covered in ice as arctic air continues to freeze the northeast. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
▲ Hide Transcript
▶ View Transcript
Ferries move through the now icy Hudson River as arctic air freezes the northeast United States.
A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday (January 7), snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people.
Much of the country has been affected by the arctic blast. Temperatures were expected to be 25 degrees to 35 degrees Fahrenheit (14 to 19 degrees Celsius) below normal from the Midwest to the Southeast, the National Weather Service said.
New York's Central Park recorded the lowest temperature for the date, 4 Fahrenheit (minus 16 C), rising to 9 F (minus 13 C) on Tuesday afternoon with wind chills making it feel much colder, meteorologists said.
Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code