The 2017-18 North American cold wave, has brought record low temperatures in Central and Eastern United States, resulting in at least 9 deaths.
Forecasters warned of hypothermia and frost bite risks
- Two people are killed and at least 15 are hospitalized following a 55-vehicle accident, involving a gas tanker explosion, on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, Maryland, as cold air causes rain and wet roads to freeze across the Eastern U.S. Three other deaths are reported from other accidents in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. At least six people have been killed in total on icy roads.
- The death toll from the blizzard that hit the Eastern United States rises to 50.
- The death toll from the blizzard in the Eastern United States rises to at least 30.
- At least 11 people are killed as tornadoes strike Dallas, Texas, and five people die in a flash flood in Illinois. A total of 34 people have died in this week's smorgCNYsbord of storms that started Wednesday. Mark Wiley of the National Weather Service says this rare run of December tornado storms in the South and Midwest, and spring-like temperatures across much of the North and East, in part to a strong El Nino.
- A heavy storm in the eastern United States causes poor road conditions, and delays and cancellations of airline flights ahead of the Thanksgiving holidays with up to 30 million people affected.