Severe frosts were established in the central regions of the U.S.. The temperature in some states dropped to minus 23 degrees, said Friday the National Weather Service.
Authorities in Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and some others offer people with not very warm homes, including mobile homes, to take refuge from the cold in a specially created for the shelters. Only in Illinois discovered more than 120 such items.
In Chicago, the largest city in Illinois to establish not only very cold weather, but the strong wind arose, which creates a feeling of even lower temperatures. In the eastern and north-eastern regions of the United States came to a powerful cyclone brought heavy snowfall. Thus, in the New England states — Connecticut and Massachusetts fell from 12 to 25 inches of rain. A little less heavy snowfall took place in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It fell from 8 to 18 cm of snow.
Authorities in many districts have decided to close the school on Friday. Only on the East Coast of the U.S. in this day classes were canceled for students, more than 600 schools, has told Itar-Tass.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists, following snowfall in the region of the central areas of the country will freeze. At the end of this year and early next week the temperature in New York can reach minus 15 degrees. According to forecasters, the snowfall for this winter was the fifth for New York. Residents of the metropolis are not used to that so often it snows. Especially because this year communal metropolis hardly cope with it. In addition, the effect of heavy snow can be considered, and the fact that New York has become intermittent garbage. This is due to the fact that for the removal of garbage and snow removal meet health service of the city. So when a lot of snow, slop machine on which you install the special buckets, involves cleaning the streets.
By the way, this snowy winter occasion will be upset and the children, who traditionally love snow. When it falls very much, as a rule, schools are closed. But this winter classes canceled so many times that now the Department of Education of New York City is considered a reduction in the holidays for a few days because children simply do not have time to go through the courses curriculum.