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The United States recorded the record in its history: in one place it was the same cold as on Mars


The storm that hit Mount Washington was historic. Look at the video.

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northeast of the United States and Canada suffers a historic cold wave

, with extremely low temperatures that in some areas of the state of Maine could reach records of -51 °.

However, in New Hampshire the lowest thermal sensation in history was recorded, equaling the usual temperatures that exist during the night on the planet Mars.

New Hampshire's Mount Washington


more like Mars than planet Earth Friday as the wind chill dipped below a bottomless -110°, setting a new record for the coldest wind chill ever recorded in the United States. .

Known for some of the worst weather in the world, Mount Washington saw air temperatures drop to minus 46° with

wind speeds of up to 125 mph

as the arctic air mass wreaked havoc on Friday, according to the Observatory of Mount Washington.

Visibility at the top of the mountain was less than 70 meters.

On Mars, surface temperatures this week reached a warm high of 16 degrees with a low of minus 105 degrees,

according to NASA


The space agency said that the temperatures of the red planet can fluctuate between minus -225 ° - at night the cold is much more marked - and 70 °.

"This is an epic, generational arctic wave

," said the US National Weather Service (NWS) office in Caribou, near Maine's border with Canada.

A man removes mounds of snow from his front door in Buffalo, New York.

The weather report added that "northern and eastern Maine have not seen similar (cold) waves since 1982 and 1988."

"Most stations are forecast to experience

the lowest wind chill in decades

or, in some cases, the lowest ever recorded," the NWS added.

He also warned that in such conditions,

frostbite on exposed skin can occur in as little as five minutes


"The danger of not being prepared, without shelter from the elements and without the proper winter survival gear cannot be stressed enough," he said.

The most extreme conditions were recorded Friday night and Saturday morning, with extremely low wind chill warnings across much of New England.



, the thermometer read -22 degrees Celsius, with gusts of icy wind that brought the wind chill

to -34 degrees



New York the temperature was -15 and the thermal was -25


In Canada, the wind caused the wind chill in the city of


to drop to -43 degrees this morning.

Thermometers are expected to drop to


in the northern regions of Quebec, and an extreme cold alert is in effect in the province of Ontario.

White Arctic Sea mist has risen over parts of the St. Lawrence River due to extreme cold winds passing over the thawing water.

Power company Hydro-Quebec said it was bracing for record

power consumption

overnight Friday and early Saturday, and asked customers to reduce their use.

The Canadian province of Ontario is under an extreme cold alert.

Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP.

In Ottawa, the Canadian capital, a snowstorm with winds of between 60 and 70 kilometers per hour reduced visibility to practically zero

on Thursday night and early Friday .

Weather experts in the region forecast an improvement for Sunday.

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Source: clarin

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