America’s Christmas Present Was Frigid Weather And Lots Of Snow

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The northeast U.S. experienced white-out conditions Christmas Day while parts of the midwest were struck by temperatures as cold as negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit, CBS News reports.

Portland, Oregon, received about an inch of snow on Christmas, only the sixth time the city has had measurable snowfall since 1884.

A blizzard caused much of the weather conditions throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Winter storm Ethan formed in the Central Rockies, dumping snow in the mountains and over parts of the Midwest as it moved toward the Atlantic, according to The Weather Channel.

Ethan’s impact was felt heaviest in the northeast, however, when blizzard conditions cut visibility to zero and shut down Boston’s Logan Airport Monday morning. A JetBlue airplane ran off a runway Christmas evening. No injuries were reported and the airline shuttled passengers from the plane to the terminal.

Around 70 miles per hour wind gusts whipped through Massachusetts, downing trees and knocking out power to more than 10,000 customers, The Weather Channel reports.

Temperatures around negative 40 degrees were expected in parts of the U.S. from Montana to Wisconsin. Minnesota experienced its coldest Christmas, negative 35 degrees, in more than two decades.


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