U.S. Feels Arctic Blast, Record Low Temperatures Nationwide

Brutally cold temperatures, multiple feet of snow, and high winds were felt on Monday as an arctic blast brought record low temperatures across the country. Temperatures across the Northeast dropped 40 degrees on Sunday night and the entire state of Michigan was below zero early Monday with wind gusts of up to 50 mph, the National Weather Service reported. In Boston, the high temperature for Monday was forecast to reach only about 9 degrees, which is in the top 20 coldest January days ever recorded in a city that began keeping track of such things in 1872. Some areas from Ohio could expect snow fall up to 10 feet, while the highest snow total was the 29.2 inches that fell in Rochester, New York. About 315 flights had been canceled Monday and another 1,130 delayed as of 10 a.m. ET because of the storm, flight-tracking service reported.