Bitter cold and high winds surging down from the Arctic pushed wind chills to dangerous levels across the upper Midwest on Monday, forcing officials to close schools and warn drivers off roads, and slowing public transit and river traffic.
The arctic blast that brought record low temperatures across the US in the past few days has provided fuel for global-warming sceptics, even as scientists debate whether the extreme cold might, in fact, be a consequence of a warming climate.
Even as the people in the US is shivering through frigid temperatures, here`s some good news that might help take their mind off from the biting-cold wind as they will have the chance of seeing the shimmering Northern Lights Thursday.
Residents of Kashmir got a slight respite from the intense cold wave conditions as the mercury rose in most parts of the Valley due to overcast conditions, leading to the possibility of fresh snowfall.
Even as thousands of people continue to suffer due to inappropriate management by the Uttar Pradesh government to fight chilling cold, the ruling Samajwadi Party continues to party in Saifai - the ancestral village of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
As the 40-days freezing `Chillai-Kalan` ended in Kashmir, residents in the Valley got a much needed relief from bone-chilling cold conditions, with temperatures showing a remarkable increase over last two days.