Currently — February 6th, 2023

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Mount Washington in New Hampshire broke records for the coldest wind chill ever recorded in the U.S. at -108 degrees F (-77 degrees C).

Wind chill warnings remain ine affect in nearly all of New England and New York, though temperatures are between 10 and 30 degrees below average in southern Connecticut, southern and western New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Wind chill advisories are in place.

Boston experienced its lowest wind chill ever recorded at -39 degrees F (-39 degrees C) with winds gusting near 40 mph. Portland, Maine also recorded its all-time lowest wind chill at -45 degrees F (-43 degrees C).

Thousands of people lost power across the region. Boston’s National Weather service described the cold as “a historic Arctic outbreak for the modern era,” claiming that “this is about as cold as it will ever get.”

The blast of Arctic air comes less than a week after parts of Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas saw an unseasonably cold ice storm, knocking out power for more than 500,000 homes and businesses.

—Aarohi Sheth

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