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Everyone In The Northeast U.S. Is Frozen And Boston Is Bracing For Another Blizzard

Heed the National Weather Service: "strong winds will combine with these frigid temperatures to produce brutal subzero wind chills." The Boston area is expected to get 8 to 12 inches of snow.

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Much of the Northeast United States is suffering from subzero conditions Friday, affecting more than 30 million people.

33 million people currently under a Wind Chill Advisory or Warning http://t.co/QaXT90oe1I | http://t.co/D2UCb0ahNE

NWS@NWSFollow

33 million people currently under a Wind Chill Advisory or Warning
http://t.co/QaXT90oe1I | http://t.co/D2UCb0ahNE

1:40 PM - 12 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's The Weather Channel's map:

#FRIGID morning, esp. in #Northeast, feels like -24° in Albany, NY!! Find out how long the cold will last on @AMHQ!

The Weather Channel@weatherchannelFollow

#FRIGID morning, esp. in #Northeast, feels like -24° in Albany, NY!! Find out how long the cold will last on @AMHQ!

7:47 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

This storm will usher in a truly arctic airmass behind it, with someof the coldest weather of the season for parts of the Mid-Atlantic andNortheast U.S. for this weekend. High temperatures are expected to be 20to 30 degrees below normal by February standards, with afternoon readingsin the single digits and teens, and 20s extending into Virginia and NorthCarolina. The strong winds will combine with these frigid temperatures toproduce brutal subzero wind chills.

The chill is expected to last through the weekend for most areas, bringing public officials to issue safety warnings:

New York City is expecting record lows, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday: "It's serious stuff. Starting tonight and going through Sunday, we're going to be experiencing extraordinarily cold weather, and people should take appropriate precautions. Temperatures are expected to plummet to near-record lows, and remain dangerously cold through the weekend. On Sunday, it could be the coldest in at least 20 years, so this is something to take very, very seriously."

Rose might not care, but the PPD does! Its COLD out there! Make sure to bundle up,and check on your loved ones #Brrr

Philadelphia Police @PhillyPoliceFollow

Rose might not care, but the PPD does! Its COLD out there! Make sure to bundle up,and check on your loved ones #Brrr

9:05 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

CT State Trooper tips in bitter cold: ensure gas tank is full, cell phone is fully charged. Put blankets, flashlight, snacks, water in car.

CT State Police@CT_STATE_POLICEFollow

CT State Trooper tips in bitter cold: ensure gas tank is full, cell phone is fully charged. Put blankets, flashlight, snacks, water in car.

8:23 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

People are bracing for the chill:

My bathroom window is frozen from the inside. It might be a little cold in NYC today.

John Otano@Thee_SpaniardFollow

My bathroom window is frozen from the inside. It might be a little cold in NYC today.

8:29 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's so cold I'm wearing Grannie's coat in the kitchen -- un ironically. Please don't tell PETA

Amy Dickinson@AskingAmyFollow

It's so cold I'm wearing Grannie's coat in the kitchen -- un ironically. Please don't tell PETA

8:52 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

How #cold is it in NYC today? The fountain in Bryant Park thinks it's pretty darn cold!

Peter Brase@RomaPeteFollow

How #cold is it in NYC today? The fountain in Bryant Park thinks it's pretty darn cold!

9:04 AM - 13 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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