What Makes This New Year's Eve Cold Snap So Unusual
Freezing conditions are blanketing parts of the U.S., but other spots are warmer than usual.
It's cold. Really cold. And for much of the eastern United States, there's no relief in sight.
Some New Jersey towns have cancelled their annual polar plunges. In Massachusetts, two dead sharks washed up on beaches after experiencing "cold shock," and low temperatures continue to grip the area. (Related: "Why Is Record Cold and Epic Snow Hitting the U.S. So Early?")
President Donald Trump tweeted from Florida Thursday that maybe the East Coast would benefit from some climate change:
But why is it so cold? Perhaps more importantly, how long is it going to be so cold?
Climate and weather are not the same thing. Climate represents the overall course of weather conditions over time, while weather changes