In a reversal, the NWS says the deep pool of chilly air coming in from the north is not a manifestation of the polar vortex.
Unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer
Average doesn't necessarily tell the full story of this cold season - rather, it's the extremes - which occurred early and often.
Temperatures that made it into the teens and 20s this morning were way below normal. They set records locally and across the East Coast.
The temperature at Dulles Airport plunged to 19 degrees this morning, breaking the old record of 21 from 1984 for the date.
Since early January, fisherman Stephen Miklandric has caught 69 citation fish in six different species!
By multiple metrics, the amount of snow and ice over the Lower 48 states, Great Lakes, and North America are in historic territory.
Baltimore's low of 4 degrees was colder than any low temperature recorded over the last 141 years.
The mercury settled down to a frigid 10 degrees at Dulles Airport this morning, tying the record set in 1993.
Climate scientists are pushing back against the notion global warming could mean more extreme cold.