Arctic blast brings record temperatures to North America - Sun dog spotted
2014 01 07

From: bbc.co.uk



Parts of the US and Canada are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a blast of arctic air blows across North America. A winter storm has already blanketed areas of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (60cm) of snow. Some 3,700 flights were cancelled on Monday, on top of thousands grounded over the weekend. Schools have been closed in several US states and residents urged to stay indoors for their own safety. The storm and the deep cold have been blamed for 16 deaths in recent days.

A power failure in Newfoundland, Canada, late on Sunday left 5,000 homes without electricity as of Monday afternoon. It was a blow to residents already trying to deal with rolling blackouts and the aftermath of a blizzard, CTV News reports

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that parts of major highways would be closed due to the extreme weather

The National Weather Service in Kansas City predicted a low of -22C (-8F) for Monday, shy of the record low for this date of -25C (-13F) set in 1912. But life-threatening wind chills will make it feel much colder, the Kansas City Star reports

South Dakota’s Keloland.com carries a report about farmers trying to keep their cattle warm - cold weather can have a devastating impact on herds
In Indiana, a state of emergency has been declared in several north-west counties, allowing only emergency or law enforcement vehicles on the roads

In Thunder Bay, Ontario, where the temperature on Monday morning was -33C (-27F), skate rental business owner Roy Laham told the Chronicle-Journal newspaper he had only 20 customers on Sunday, down from the usual 200-300

Authorities in Minnesota ordered school closures due to weather, the first time in 17 years

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Sun dog in the US
The phenomena in this video is called a sun dog, we’ve seen it in Sweden many times:







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