atlanta - Large parts of the United States and Canada have been hit by an attack of extremely cold air from the polar regions, resulting in extreme weather conditions and disruption of public life. Rainfall and temperature records were broken.
In the American state of Pennsylvania during the Christmas season, 162 centimeters of snow fell locally and in the state of Minnesota the mercury dropped to 37.8 degrees below freezing last night. That was six degrees colder than the old record from 1924. In the state of Kansas four people were killed when their car hit the road smoothness.
'The temperatures in many places in the US and Canada, where it is usually cold at this time of the year, are ten degrees below the averages for December,' says weatherman Brandon Miller on the news channel CNN.