Mass Blackouts Continue in Freezing US, Canada
Posted by feww on December 26, 2013
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Up to 650,000 homes in northeastern US and southeastern Canada still without electricity days after deadly ice storm
Dozens of fatalities reported in the region, many caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from heating appliances.
The ice storm severely impacted a vast area in the US, from Michigan to Maine, and large parts of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada.
Toronto’s Mayor called the ice storm “one of the worst storms in Toronto history.”
The ice storm also battered New York state, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, forcing New York Governor to declare a winter ice storm emergency on Friday in four counties where more than 2 inches of ice covered the roads.
States of emergency were in effect across many towns, cities and counties during the ice storm.
Low Temperature Embarrass MN
Low Temperature in the U.S. on Thursday, December 26, 2013 was -28 degrees (-33ºC) at Embarrass, MN
(as received by 7 am EST December 26), reported NWS Weather Prediction Center.
Record Daily High and Low Temps
As of December 24, 2013 some 983 daily record high temperatures and 1,124 daily record low temperatures were broken or tied across the U.S. for the month, according to National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina.
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