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Sunday, January 07, 2018

From coast to coast, the US is in a deep freeze. A shot of bitter, arctic air has brought record low temperatures and sub-zero wind chill. The arctic front will continue at least through the end of the week, shattering cold records across North America in what meteorologists are calling an "arctic outbreak." It's so cold, sharks are washing up on beaches. In Massachusetts, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy found three thresher sharks washed up in Cape Cod, "stranded due to cold shock," which can cause cardiac arrest in animals. The conservancy collected tissue samples from the sharks that will be examined "once they thaw."


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"We hauled the shark off the beach and it is currently thawing at NOAA Fisheries Service to be dissected later," the group wrote on Facebook about the latest shark discovery. "A true sharkcicle!"


Fun bonus: Many Twitter users are posting videos of bubbles freezing into crystal balls:


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It's so cold, Canada is colder than Mars
On Dec. 27, the temperature on Mars reached about -20°F. In Saskatoon, Canada the temperature was -45°F. Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary are experiencing colder temperatures (with wind chill) than daytime Mars, though at night, the temperature on the red planet plunges to below -100°F.

That's chill.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-07 12:56 PM | Reply

And now, a week later, the snow is melting.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-07 01:01 PM | Reply

We have not been above freezing this year. Not shocking for much of the nation but this is Raleigh NC we are talking about.

We broke the 36 year old record for most consecutive hours below freezing yesterday at 3PM and probably will continue adding hours on until 11 AM tomorrow. Surprisingly today is the only day that we set a new record low although on Wednesday we tied a 130 year old record low.

Next week we will have a couple days that make a run for record high temps. if the meteorologist are to be believed.

#3 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-01-07 01:10 PM | Reply

I must admit, I'd be tempted to load one of those bastards up into the back of my truck and butcher it into steaks.

Yeah, organomercury poisoning be damned. Shark is delicious.

#4 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-07 01:18 PM | Reply

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