MONTPELIER, Vermont (World Breaking News) – Some points on the east coast of the United States will more closely resemble the Arctic tundra this weekend, when brutal cold is expected to strike an area that stretches from Virginia to Vermont.
The icy winds that will hit some parts of New England could leave a thermal sensation of minus 45 degrees Celsius (-50 degrees Fahrenheit).
Temperatures will approach -17 degrees (0 degrees F) from Philadelphia and Boston on Saturday night, with winds that will leave a sensation between -23 and -28 degrees (between -10 and -20 degrees F).
The warmer areas will not escape the cold either, with the mercury dropping below -10 degrees Celsius in Baltimore and Washington, DC, over the weekend.
The blow of cold air, which occurs a few days after a storm threw up to 46 centimeters (18 inches) of snow in some places, could cause many people to suffer from the kind of low temperatures that make the jaws close, especially those who living further north.
The National Weather Service said Friday that temperatures in the Berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts could experience a freeze of -37 degrees Celsius (-35 degrees F), while those living in parts of New Hampshire and Maine they could experience -43 degrees (-45 degrees F). In the mountainous regions of Vermont temperatures of -46 degrees (-50 degrees Fahrenheit) could be felt.
“It’s definitely cold, but it’s the kind of cold that happens every few years,” said Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Baltimore. He added that the last time there was such extreme cold was in February 2015.
The weather service issued wind chill warnings for several days this weekend for parts of Vermont, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Maine and New Hampshire.
However, these places will not be cold compared to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On its website, the Mount Washington Observatory predicted that the highest peaks in the mountains could have cold winds of -73 degrees (-100 degrees F) until Saturday.
For the next week, a more favourable weather is expected, with temperatures more in line with the time of year, between 1 and 4 degrees Celsius (between 30 and 40 degrees F).