Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation`s central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, DC to close on Tuesday.
The US Northeast struggled to dig out from the latest in a series of winter storms that made February the snowiest month in Boston`s history, while Kentucky and Indiana braced for heavy snow on Sunday night and Monday.
Boston and other areas of the Northeast, already buried under about a yard of snow, braced for up to two more feet through early Tuesday while more rain and high winds were in store for parts of the Pacific coast, forecasters said on Sunday.
A deadly winter snowstorm was forecast to lift on Monday night after walloping the Northeastern United States, forcing the delay of Boston`s Super Bowl victory parade and snarling air traffic at several major airports.
A winter snowstorm was expected to blanket a wide swath of the US Midwest on Saturday before heading to the East Coast, bringing up to a foot (30 cm) of fresh accumulation to parts of New England, days after a blizzard slammed the region, forecasters said.
A swath of the US East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine braced for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.
Cold wave conditions further intensified in Himachal following fresh snowfall and heavy rains in some parts of the state even as Shimla witnessed the coldest night of the season with a low of minus 2 degrees.