Bitterly cold weather sweeps much of country

Yahoo News Photo Staff

Frigid temperatures, some that could feel as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast as the region attempted to clean up from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.

Forecasters predict strong winds and record-breaking cold air will sweep the region, from the mid-Atlantic to New England, and hang around through the weekend.

The storm began days ago in the Gulf of Mexico and first struck the Florida Panhandle. By Thursday, it was wreaking havoc as blizzard warnings and states of emergency went into effect along the Eastern Seaboard. Wind gusts hit more than 70 mph (113 kph) in places and some areas saw as much as 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow.  (AP)

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<p>People walk their pets as the skyline of New York City and One world Trade Center are seen during freeze temperatures on Jan. 6, 2018 in Exchange Place, N.J. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images) </p>
Exchange Place, N.J.

People walk their pets as the skyline of New York City and One world Trade Center are seen during freeze temperatures on Jan. 6, 2018 in Exchange Place, N.J. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

<p>Brielle Ashley is bundled up a she waits as her children and “grown man-child” sled down Sandee Crescent in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Jan 5, 2018. (Photo: Vicki Cronis-Nohe/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) </p>
Virginia Beach, Va.

Brielle Ashley is bundled up a she waits as her children and “grown man-child” sled down Sandee Crescent in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Jan 5, 2018. (Photo: Vicki Cronis-Nohe/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

<p>Icicles hang from a porch on Ocean Street as cleanup takes place in the Brant Rock section of Marshfield, Mass., following a winter storm that flooded much of the area the previous day, on Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) </p>
Marshfield, Mass.

Icicles hang from a porch on Ocean Street as cleanup takes place in the Brant Rock section of Marshfield, Mass., following a winter storm that flooded much of the area the previous day, on Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

<p>A man carries two cold stunned iguanas found near a local pond following extreme cold weather in Lake Worth, Fla., Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Saul Martinez/Reuters) </p>
Lake Worth, Fla.

A man carries two cold stunned iguanas found near a local pond following extreme cold weather in Lake Worth, Fla., Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Saul Martinez/Reuters)

<p>A Newark firefighter walks near the site of a fire, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Newark, N.J.

A Newark firefighter walks near the site of a fire, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>Mollie Lane carries a shovel-full of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP) </p>
Boston, Mass.

Mollie Lane carries a shovel-full of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP)

<p>J.J. Laprise shovels his driveway in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP) </p>
Scituate, Mass.

J.J. Laprise shovels his driveway in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP)

<p>A view of the frozen Hudson River on Jan. 5, 2018 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images) </p>
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

A view of the frozen Hudson River on Jan. 5, 2018 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images)

<p>A vehicle parked on Abbott Avenue is engulfed by snowdrifts during a snowstorm that hit the New Jersey Shore, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Ocean Grove, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Ocean Grove, N.J.

A vehicle parked on Abbott Avenue is engulfed by snowdrifts during a snowstorm that hit the New Jersey Shore, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Ocean Grove, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>People stand in line as New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless delivers food, donated clothing and supplies to homeless people as part of their weekly distribution during winter storm Grayson in Manhattan, New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Amr Alfiky/Reuters) </p>
New York City,

People stand in line as New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless delivers food, donated clothing and supplies to homeless people as part of their weekly distribution during winter storm Grayson in Manhattan, New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Amr Alfiky/Reuters)

<p>Drivers make their way along the flooded Beach Road after the ocean overtopped the seawall during a winter snowstorm in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) </p>
Lynn, Mass.

Drivers make their way along the flooded Beach Road after the ocean overtopped the seawall during a winter snowstorm in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

<p>This Geocolor GOES-16 satellite image captures the deepening storm off the East coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018, at 16:22 UTC. (Photo: NOAA) </p>
Satellite view of the storm

This Geocolor GOES-16 satellite image captures the deepening storm off the East coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018, at 16:22 UTC. (Photo: NOAA)

<p>People pose for photos on a snow-covered beach at the Long Island Sound on January 4, 2018 in Milford, Conn. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) </p>
Milford, Conn.

People pose for photos on a snow-covered beach at the Long Island Sound on January 4, 2018 in Milford, Conn. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

<p>Kevin Cagle heads out to surf along Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Thursday Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo: Ken Blevins/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP) </p>
Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

Kevin Cagle heads out to surf along Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Thursday Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo: Ken Blevins/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)

<p>An Atlantic Ocean wave crashes into the seawall between two houses on Ocean Avenue Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Thursday that extends from eastern Long Island north to coastal New Hampshire and Maine. Most of the rest of southern New England is under a winter storm watch. (Photo: Stephan Savoia/AP) </p>
Winter Weather

An Atlantic Ocean wave crashes into the seawall between two houses on Ocean Avenue Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Thursday that extends from eastern Long Island north to coastal New Hampshire and Maine. Most of the rest of southern New England is under a winter storm watch. (Photo: Stephan Savoia/AP)

<p>A stranded traveler watches front loaders clear snow from the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP) </p>
New York City

A stranded traveler watches front loaders clear snow from the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)

<p>Front loaders dump snow into a melter while clearing the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP) </p>
Winter Weather

Front loaders dump snow into a melter while clearing the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)

<p>A pedestrian walks through blinding snow across the Brooklyn Bridge during Storm Grayson in New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Darren Ornitz/Reuters) </p>
New York City

A pedestrian walks through blinding snow across the Brooklyn Bridge during Storm Grayson in New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Darren Ornitz/Reuters)

<p>Youths play ice hockey on a frozen pond at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during a winter storm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. Pa. (Photo: Matt Slocum/AP) </p>
Philadelphia. Pa.

Youths play ice hockey on a frozen pond at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during a winter storm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. Pa. (Photo: Matt Slocum/AP)

<p>A woman looks out over the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial during a snow storm in Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Washington, D.C.

A woman looks out over the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial during a snow storm in Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A boy sleds down a Beacon Hill street during Storm Grayson in Boston, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) </p>
Boston, Mass.

A boy sleds down a Beacon Hill street during Storm Grayson in Boston, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

<p>Cash the mini dachshund walks down Newbury Street during a massive winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Boston, Mass. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) </p>
Boston, Mass.

Cash the mini dachshund walks down Newbury Street during a massive winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Boston, Mass. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

<p>A woman braces herself against the hard wind as she makes her way through Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A woman braces herself against the hard wind as she makes her way through Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A Boston firefighter wades through flood waters from Boston Harbor on Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP) </p>
Boston, Mass.

A Boston firefighter wades through flood waters from Boston Harbor on Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP)

<p>Snow covers the beach after the city was hit with a winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Ocean City, Md.

Snow covers the beach after the city was hit with a winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Traffic makes its way through Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

Traffic makes its way through Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A seagull takes flight in high winds and blowing snow as a massive winter storm begins to bear down on the region on Jan. 4, 2018 in Hull, Mass. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) </p>
Hull, Mass.

A seagull takes flight in high winds and blowing snow as a massive winter storm begins to bear down on the region on Jan. 4, 2018 in Hull, Mass. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

<p>A man wears a heated blanket on his head against the hard winds and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Getty Images) </p>
New York City

A man wears a heated blanket on his head against the hard winds and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Getty Images)

<p>Pedestrian traffic is light in Union Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

Pedestrian traffic is light in Union Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A thin layer of ice covers ornamental plants Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Plant City, Fla. Temperatures in central Florida dipped to below freezing. Growers spray water on the plants to help protect them from extreme cold temperatures. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) </p>
Plant City, Fla.

A thin layer of ice covers ornamental plants Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Plant City, Fla. Temperatures in central Florida dipped to below freezing. Growers spray water on the plants to help protect them from extreme cold temperatures. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

<p>A group of men help a motorist after his vehicle was stuck in the snow near Asbury Park boardwalk during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Asbury Park, N.J.

A group of men help a motorist after his vehicle was stuck in the snow near Asbury Park boardwalk during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>A NYC sanitation snowplow clears snow on E. 57th St. in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as a powerful winter storm buffeted the area with high winds and blowing snow. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A NYC sanitation snowplow clears snow on E. 57th St. in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as a powerful winter storm buffeted the area with high winds and blowing snow. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A woman covers her face against the hard wind and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A woman covers her face against the hard wind and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A man pushes his way through a winter snowstorm in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP) </p>
Atlantic City, N.J.

A man pushes his way through a winter snowstorm in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)

<p>A worker with a snowblower clears sidewalks in Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A worker with a snowblower clears sidewalks in Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Vehicles commute southbound on the Garden State Parkway in whiteout conditions during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Eatontown, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Eatontown, N.J.

Vehicles commute southbound on the Garden State Parkway in whiteout conditions during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Eatontown, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A tractor trailer lays on its side after running off of he road during a snow storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Georgetown, Del. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Georgetown, Del.

A tractor trailer lays on its side after running off of he road during a snow storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Georgetown, Del. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) </p>
Boston, Mass.

Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

<p>Mercedes Pedro pulls coverings over arboricola plants at Quinntessence Nursery in Loxahatchee, West Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 3, 2018. The workers are covering many of the sensitive plants on their 15 acres to protect them from cold and wind. (Photo: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post via ZUMA Wire) </p>
Loxahatchee, Fla.

Mercedes Pedro pulls coverings over arboricola plants at Quinntessence Nursery in Loxahatchee, West Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 3, 2018. The workers are covering many of the sensitive plants on their 15 acres to protect them from cold and wind. (Photo: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post via ZUMA Wire)

<p>Crews load de-icing road salt onto trucks, in preparation for a winter storm, at Eastern Salt Company in Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) </p>
Chelsea, Mass.

Crews load de-icing road salt onto trucks, in preparation for a winter storm, at Eastern Salt Company in Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

<p>Ice forms on the water fountain in Forsyth Park as snow and cold weather blanket the area on Jan. 4, 2018 in Savannah, Ga. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) </p>
Savannah, Ga.

Ice forms on the water fountain in Forsyth Park as snow and cold weather blanket the area on Jan. 4, 2018 in Savannah, Ga. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

<p>Finley Bork, 7, uses a boogie board, typically used on the beach, for sledding down a hill on a golf course at the Isle of Palms, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Mic Smith/AP) </p>
Isle of Palms, S.C.

Finley Bork, 7, uses a boogie board, typically used on the beach, for sledding down a hill on a golf course at the Isle of Palms, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Mic Smith/AP)

<p>A barge cuts through ice on the Ohio River as it passes under the West End Bridge, along the North Shore district in Pittsburgh on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Haley Nelson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) </p>
Pittsburgh, Pa.

A barge cuts through ice on the Ohio River as it passes under the West End Bridge, along the North Shore district in Pittsburgh on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Haley Nelson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

<p>Alora Freeman, 8, watches as ice builds along a downtown water fountain in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap. (Photo: David Goldman/AP) </p>
Atlanta, Ga.

Alora Freeman, 8, watches as ice builds along a downtown water fountain in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm scattered a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy north Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, adding to the misery of a bitter cold snap. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

<p>Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (Photo: Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP) </p>
Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (Photo: Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP)

<p>Tony Sampson, who received a blanket from Star of Hope’s Love in Action van, tries to warm up by a fire under the Eastex Freeway as temperatures hover in the 30s Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Houston, Texas

Tony Sampson, who received a blanket from Star of Hope’s Love in Action van, tries to warm up by a fire under the Eastex Freeway as temperatures hover in the 30s Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>Water is frozen on a tree in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018 after a resident left his sprinklers on. (Photo: Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP) </p>
Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Water is frozen on a tree in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018 after a resident left his sprinklers on. (Photo: Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

<p>A farmer walks his horse across a baron field in freezing temperatures in Strasburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP) </p>
Strasburg, Pa.

A farmer walks his horse across a baron field in freezing temperatures in Strasburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)

<p>Kevin Deiner of Erie, Pa., digs out his Ford Escape buried on West Sixth Street Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. ( Photo: Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP) </p>
Erie, Pa.

Kevin Deiner of Erie, Pa., digs out his Ford Escape buried on West Sixth Street Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. ( Photo: Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP)

<p>As the weather turns colder, water along the edge of one of the many creeks in the Pungo section of in Virginia Beach, Va., begins to freeze, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) </p>
Virginia Beach, Va.

As the weather turns colder, water along the edge of one of the many creeks in the Pungo section of in Virginia Beach, Va., begins to freeze, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

<p>Kelly Richards, left, and Lisa Rippe, jog around Lake Harriet in the sub-zero temps Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo: David Joles/Star Tribune via AP) </p>
Minneapolis, Minn.

Kelly Richards, left, and Lisa Rippe, jog around Lake Harriet in the sub-zero temps Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo: David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

<p>A man clears snow on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. (Photo: Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP) </p>
Erie, Pa

A man clears snow on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Erie, Pa. (Photo: Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)

<p>With temperatures in the single digits, Ray Levesque, mate of the crab/lobster boat Bradbill, makes his way across the deck covered in ice to tie off, after arriving in New Bedford, Mass., harbor on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, from a one day fishing voyage. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP) </p>
New Bedford, Mass.

With temperatures in the single digits, Ray Levesque, mate of the crab/lobster boat Bradbill, makes his way across the deck covered in ice to tie off, after arriving in New Bedford, Mass., harbor on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, from a one day fishing voyage. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)

<p>With temperatures hovering around zero, a few hardy souls celebrated the season, and the fresh man made snow at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn., Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (Photo: Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP) </p>
Burnsville, Minn.

With temperatures hovering around zero, a few hardy souls celebrated the season, and the fresh man made snow at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn., Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (Photo: Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)

<p>City of Erie traffic engineering employee Chuck Carnes Jr. uses compressed air to clear snow from a traffic signal in Erie, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Photo: Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP) </p>
Erie, Pa.

City of Erie traffic engineering employee Chuck Carnes Jr. uses compressed air to clear snow from a traffic signal in Erie, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Photo: Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)

<p>A ship is seen on the Lake Michigan after it has frozen partially during winter season in Chicago on Dec. 26, 2017. (Photo: Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) </p>
Chicago, Ill.

A ship is seen on the Lake Michigan after it has frozen partially during winter season in Chicago on Dec. 26, 2017. (Photo: Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

<p>Birds swim beneath the Rum River Dam, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Anoka, Minn. (Photo: David Joles/Star Tribune via AP) </p>
Anoka, Minn.

Birds swim beneath the Rum River Dam, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Anoka, Minn. (Photo: David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

<p>A statue at the Boston Common wears a scarf during a Christmas Day snowstorm on Dec. 25, 2017. (Photo: Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) </p>
Boston, Mass.

A statue at the Boston Common wears a scarf during a Christmas Day snowstorm on Dec. 25, 2017. (Photo: Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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