A record-breaking Arctic blast sent temperatures plummeting across much of the northeastern United States and parts of Canada on Saturday. In New Hampshire, Mount Washington recorded the nation’s coldest-ever wind chill at minus-108 degrees Fahrenheit. The death of an infant was reported in western Massachusetts from a falling tree.
Meanwhile, in Texas, the Austin American-Statesman issued a rare front-page editorial condemning officials for their response to last week’s ice storm, which left over 150,000 Austin residents without power. Ten people were killed across the southern U.S. by the storm — seven of them in Texas — and some 460,000 people lost power.