"Record Lows From Bangor to Charleston": Bomb Cyclone Ushers In Brutal Cold, Ice Storm

“Record cold temperatures continue to blanket the northeastern U.S. this weekend along with gusty winds. This combination is leading to wind chills well below zero across much of the region, making it difficult to even go outside. This cold will not only be dangerous for people’s health, but will also increase the risk for pipes to freeze along with other infrastructural problems. People need to dress in layers to guard against frost bite if outside for any amount of extended time. This brutal stretch of winter weather will last into Sunday before abating into next week,” said Ed Vallee, a meteorologist at Vallee Weather Consulting LLC.

A blast of Arctic air from Canada, Greenland, and Siberia has descended onto the Northeast through the weekend plunging temperatures and wind chills to dangerously cold levels in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that exploded over the East Coast last week.


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued wind chill advisories and warnings for much of the Northeast through the weekend.


Wind chill advisories and warnings are in effect until Sunday morning rendering most of the Northeast hazardous to human health. In some parts, wind chill values may decline to 45 degrees below zero, which can cause frostbite to exposed skin in under 10 minutes.


Ed Vallee warns the “cold is not just in the Northeast. Record lows expected from Bangor, Maine to Charleston, SC tonight!”


He further expects, “more record lows tonight from Portland all the way down the I-95 corridor to DC. Impressive as we approach the coldest point in the winter season!”


Early next week, another system has a high probability of blanketing the Northeast with a mix of snow, sleet, ice, and rain. As of Saturday, the system is tracking eastward into the Rockies and moving into the Central U.S. on Sunday.





The Weather Channel forecasts the next round of wintry precipitation to hit the Northeast on Sunday night and continue into early next week,

Sunday Night

  • This system will slide eastward on Sunday night, spreading a wintry mix farther east.
  • Snow is likely from the Great Lakes into parts of the Ohio Valley, interior Northeast and northern New England.
  • A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible from central Illinois and central Ohio southward into parts of Tennessee and possibly northern Georgia.
  • Rain is likely from eastern Oklahoma into Alabama, with a few thunderstorms in eastern Texas and Louisiana.


  • The chance of snow will stretch from Indiana into the interior Northeast and northern New England.
  • There will be areas of sleet and freezing rain in parts of the mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley and the central and southern Appalachians.
  • Otherwise, rain is currently expected through much of the South, with a few thunderstorms possible toward the Gulf Coast.

Glancing at Natgas


"This string of cold has stressed the market just as much as the polar vortex of 2014," Borruso told Bloomberg “You are seeing pipeline restrictions and flow restrictions pop up.”

Ed Vallee, a meteorologist at Vallee Weather Consulting LLC, is forecasting a warmer second half of January, which could fade NatGas demand and lead to a reversal in price from the recent price surge.

The recent cold weather sparked increased natural gas consumption particularly in the Northeast this past week. However, we are eyeing a warming trend later next week, with a potentially more substantial warmer risk between the 15th and the 20th of the month. We are beginning to see the market take this bearish weather outlook into consideration given how we closed out last week’s trading. How long this warmer regime lasts remains a bit uncertain, but some data points to some colder risks returning toward the end of the month.

Bespoke Weather’s most recent energy report also confirmed Vallee’s bearish thesis on NatGas through the end of the month. Full report below:


And lastly, ‘s weather outlook for the rest of January through early February. Could the cold snap return in early February?

Meanwhile, as we wait for the next blast of frigid cold air, America's next flu epidemic has arrived.


PhilofOz ebworthen Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:54 Permalink

Hence the idiots had to change the term from global warming to climate change, and they seem to have no idea what that means. It looks more like global cooling so shouldn't we all be doing the opposite and pumping out more CO2 to counter this effect? (assuming these fools are even correct about that to start with)

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pods Blythes Master Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:13 Permalink

Aww, NYC is gonna pay more for nat gas. Maybe they should ask Andy why he renigged on his pledge to allow gas drilling in NY?
I know I'm hating this Yankee weather invading. It's 4 outside right now. Dog didn't even want to screw off when I took him out!
I'm gonna breathe extra fast today to do my part in stopping this global cooling.

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vietnamvet PhilofOz Sun, 01/07/2018 - 01:14 Permalink

Human generated CO2 is warming the planet amplifying extreme weather events everywhere, including colder winters, hotter summers, more droughts, more floods, and rising seas.  Only clueless motherfuckers like you have no idea what that means, which is good since you'll be among the first to go when mother nature takes a bat to your dumb fucking head.

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Is-Be vietnamvet Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:55 Permalink

Hottest day ever in Sydney.

You just can't please some folks.

Ego attachment to their models.

Here's the criteria for the start of an ice age, fucknuckles. The ice doesn't melt in summer. And more ice is added the next winter.

No matter how severe a winter storm is, if the ice melts in summer, it's not the beginning of an ice age.

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Librarian PhilofOz Sun, 01/07/2018 - 04:42 Permalink

We have all of the necessary technology now to do this in theory.

We have the technology to collect massive underground reservoirs of CO2 gas connected by indestructible nano-carbon tubes to surface-located trap doors.  The discharge trap doors would be manufactured of a durable and also flexible polymer that would also sympathetically vibrate when the CO2 is released to warn those in the proximity of the CO2 discharges and also to frighten away animals which might otherwise succumb to the CO2 discharges.

The idea is compelling.  If investors can "hold their nose" in the name of Science, Flexible Audible Release Technology may well save the planet.

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Erwin643 PhilofOz Sun, 01/07/2018 - 04:45 Permalink

It's more like "climate weirding."

Yes, there really is such a thing as climate change. It's peer-reviewed science going back to the 1840's, with the discovery that CO2 absorbs certain wavelengths of energy.

Has anyone been paying attention to temperatures in the Arctic, the Middle East, or as we speak the 10-20 degrees-above-normal temperatures in Alaska? We could soon see summer temperatures in the the U.S. rise at least 20 degrees above normal.

We're already at one degree c. (global ave. temp.) over baseline (around 1750, when CO2 concentration was at only 280 ppm, like it had been for all of human existence. We're now at 410 ppm, about where The Earth was three million years ago.), with weird shit happening with the weather. In my opinion, the UN's political target of two deg. c. is a civilization ender.

This is what happens when you take 500 million years of sequestered carbon and release it all in the span of 250 years.

After reading the recent best-seller Raven Rock, I would speculate that all the millions that Obama poured into expanding and upgrading Raven Rock and Mt. Weather underground cities, had more to do with COG planning for the long term effects of climate change than anything else (yes, in other words an uninhabitable planet).

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Cloud9.5 Erwin643 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:04 Permalink

The political agenda to offshore manufacturing has been enabled by the global warming narrative.  Tax American industry out of existence and the manufacturing moves to India and China.  American skies are clearer, pollution is reduced and more of the population becomes dependent on the state.  As long as we can con the rest of the world into taking our conjured money it is all good.

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Is-Be Cloud9.5 Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:06 Permalink


There's a businesses opportunity to supply a changing energy market, and you Yanks are going to allow your ideologies to prevent you from turning Detroit into an industrial hub?

Your Socialist colours show beneath your patriotic drapes.

You trumpet loudly the virtues of your flea market, so long as it doesn't affect your SNAP benefits.

Your fossilized attitude to fossil fuel makes you a poor sucker.


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Conscious Reviver curbjob Sat, 01/06/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

Crankywxguy is a disinfo asswipe. That first graphic is bs. Specifically the left hand side of his "art work" showing the cold air coming from Eastern Siberia. 

The Jet Stream is being diverted North from the Eastern Pacific off Cali. Record warmth in Alaska. It then turns South, taking Arctic cold into the Northeast. 

The diversion of the Jet Stream over the Eastern Pacific aka, the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge of high pressure that blocks the normal natural flow is a man made phenomenon. Crankywxguy's job is to obscure this reality. 

Another thing. The Weather Channel website has a link to Jet Stream map. Last time I checked, I get the response "Currently Unavailable". How does that happen? Everything else on the site seems to work. 


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Sempi HushHushSweet Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:19 Permalink

If the weather modifiers would quit screwing with California, sh!t like this wouldn't happen.

Weather Modifier (WM) 1: Let's slap a high pressure dome with chemtrails over California to prevent the rain from going there.

WM2: That's a great idea! All that low pressure will be forced into Canada dropping the temperatures in the mid-west and the eastern states.

WM1: That shouldn't be a problem, they're use to the cold this time of year.

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slyder wood Conscious Reviver Sat, 01/06/2018 - 21:40 Permalink

Yeah, it’s also an overall effect of reduced temperature gradient between lower latitude and arctic temps causing a slowing jet stream. Like a slowing river, it starts to meander. When it’s not swinging wildly it’s way north.

Here in the west the Rockies are about 20-30% snowpack, in Jan! NM is nearly 90 days without precipitation. I haven’t seen a normal afternoon Monsoon in 15years, when it rains, it’s usually at night, which used to be rare. 

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Bigly johngaltfla Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:41 Permalink

Yes. But it's way colder than our typical norm. -10 here tonight, wind chill close to -30....in CT. I hear that wind blowing hard.

Normally, it's 25-30 at night. Cold we normally think is 15-20.  Not -10.

Yes, this happens, but damn, that wind is just a little harsh.

I wonder if Mars feels better tonight than New England. I know it's warmer than Mt. Washington which is at an astounding -96 wind chill.....

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