A photo blog of world events by Sacbee.com Assistant Director of Multimedia Tim Reese.
Subscribe to feed Subscribe to this blog's feed
January 14, 2009
Cold wave stuns the northern United States
The cold wave that stunned the nation's midsection expanded into the Northeast on Wednesday with subzero temperatures and biting wind that kept even some winter sports fans at home. The wind chill hit 33 below zero during the night at Massena, N.Y., and the National Weather Service predicted actual temperatures nearly that low in parts of the region by Thursday night. The weather service said Flint, Mich., set a record low early Wednesday at 19 degrees below zero. Forecasters also issued a lake effect snow warning Wednesday night for southwest Michigan, where a foot of snow or more could fall.Winter-hardened people across northern New England bundled up amid warnings about how fast exposed skin can freeze. --associated press (20 images)

wntr1401.jpg
Runner Keith Golke of Minneapolis resembles an icicle while jogging around Lake Calhoun Tuesday morning, Jan. 13, on the coldest day in Minnesota since 2004. An Arctic blast has descended on much of the midwest causing temps to plummet with record breaking lows approaching minus 40 degrees in parts of North Dakota. AP / Star Tribune / David Joles


wntr1402.jpg
Minneapolis is shrouded in steam as communters make the cold communte along I-35W Tuesday, Jan. 13, on the coldest day in Minnesota since 2004. An Arctic blast has descended on much of the midwest causing temps to plummet with record breaking lows approaching minus 40 degrees in parts of North Dakota. AP / Star Tribune / David Joles



wntr1403.jpg
A tow truck driver works to pull out a car that slid into a snowbank on Glenn Highway near Anchorage, Alaska Wednesday Jan. 14. Freezing rain caused treacherous driving conditions closing schools and universities. The Anchorage police reported 46 accidents between midnight and 8 a.m. Eight of those involved injuries with another 100 cars in the ditch. AP / Al Grillo



wntr1404.jpg
It takes about three hours for Eich Motor Company detailers Jesse Spencer and Dan Lorentz to blow the snow off all 348 cars in the dealer's inventory as they prepare for the day Tuesday Jan. 13, in St. Cloud, Minn. AP / St. Cloud Times / Kimm Anderson



wntr1405.jpg
A man rides his bicycle through a snow covered parking lot in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 14. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected in the area. AP / Michael Conroy



wntr1406.jpg
Heather Vose, 21, a Woods Supermarket employee in Sedalia, Mo., bundles up to ward off the frigid cold, Wednesday, Jan. 14, as she retrieves shopping carts in the store's parking lot. AP / Sedalia Democrat / Sydney Brink



wntr1407.jpg
The Rev. Ron Gramza, left, and Javier Guativa head north on Main Street in Racine, Wis., Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, as they walk to the post office to mail a letter. A winter storm dropped several inches of snow on the Racine area Wednesday. AP / Journal Times / Gregory Shaver



wntr1408.jpg
A man braves the freezing cold and ventures out into the sunshine to enjoy the fresh air as steam rises off the St Lawrence River in Montreal on Wednesday, Jan. 14. AP / The Canadian Press / Peter Mccabe



wntr1409.jpg
Gizmo runs after his owner, Dawn Mendoza, as she makes a trail through the snow for him and her other dog, Roxie, to run on Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, in the backyard of her home in Racine, Wis. The Racine area was hit with several inches of snow Wednesday. AP / Journal Times / Gregory Shaver



wntr1410.jpg
Steve Bakken, 52, walks home with a supply of groceries in Mason City, Iowa. Bakken doesn' t have a car and has to walk to work and to the store in all types of weather. AP / Globe Gazette / Teresa Prince



wntr1411.jpg
Ron Baker, restaurant chef at a Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub in Syracuse, NY, takes a cigarette break before the lunch rush Wednesday, January 14. When asked about wearing a short-sleeved t-shirt in 10-degree weather he said, "Yeah... everyone thinks I'm crazy." AP / The Post-Standard / Michelle Gabel



wntr1412.jpg
A bundled up passerby walks in the snow past a window advertisement along Euclid Ave. near Public Square on Tuesday Jan. 13, in Cleveland, Ohio. AP / The Plain Dealer / Thomas Ondrey



wntr1413.jpg
Gloria Erickson is covered with frost while cross country skiing in Ely, Minn. Tuesday afternoon Jan. 13. Temperatures in Ely hovered around -12F for most of the day with colder weather on its way. AP / Mesabi Daily News / Mark Sauer



wntr1414.jpg
A school bus drives down the street while steady snow falls throughout the day Tuesday Jan. 13, reduced visibility in the Bismarck and Mandan, N.D. area. AP / The Tribune / Tom Stromme



wntr1415.jpg
Krista Shoults, an interpreter for Deaf students at Ohio University, cleans the snow off of the rear window of her vehicle in the parking lot of Ohio University Lancaster before her drive back to her home in Chillicothe Wednesday, Jan. 14. AP / Lancaster Eagle-Gazette / Ty Wright



wntr1416.jpg
Dennis Mansavage uses a mid-sized snow blower to help dig out Monday, Jan. 12, after another storm dumped more snow in Jamestown, N.D. More snow with falling temperatures are expected this week. AP / Jamestown Sun / John M. Steiner



wntr1417.jpg
Mariah Simonson, 9, plays in her front yard in Charles City, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Mariah celebrated the snow day by putting on all her winter clothes to play outside. AP / Globe Gazette / Teresa Prince



wntr1418.jpg
Pedestrians walk into a stiff wind and blowing snow in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 14, as a blast of sub-freezing temperatures and snow storms continue to plague the upper Midwest. AP / Charles Rex Arbogast



wntr1419.jpg
A pedestrian crosses the street in a haze of condensing car exhaust and his own breath, Tuesday, Jan. 13, in downtown Duluth, Minn. AP / Duluth News Tribune / Bob King



wntr1420.jpg
Firefighter Bobby Lehman is coated with ice after fighting a fire at a multi-family home in Lynn, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 14. A cold wave expanded into the Northeast, bringing cold temperatures and biting winds. AP / John Centrino



About Comments

Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com

Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at feedback@sacbee.com. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to feedback@sacbee.com. Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments
blog comments powered by Disqus