Bitterly cold weather sweeps much of country

Yahoo News Photo Staff

Frigid temperatures, some that could feel as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast as the region attempted to clean up from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.

Forecasters predict strong winds and record-breaking cold air will sweep the region, from the mid-Atlantic to New England, and hang around through the weekend.

The storm began days ago in the Gulf of Mexico and first struck the Florida Panhandle. By Thursday, it was wreaking havoc as blizzard warnings and states of emergency went into effect along the Eastern Seaboard. Wind gusts hit more than 70 mph (113 kph) in places and some areas saw as much as 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow.  (AP)

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<p>People walk their pets as the skyline of New York City and One world Trade Center are seen during freeze temperatures on Jan. 6, 2018 in Exchange Place, N.J. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images) </p>
Exchange Place, N.J.

People walk their pets as the skyline of New York City and One world Trade Center are seen during freeze temperatures on Jan. 6, 2018 in Exchange Place, N.J. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

<p>Brielle Ashley is bundled up a she waits as her children and “grown man-child” sled down Sandee Crescent in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Jan 5, 2018. (Photo: Vicki Cronis-Nohe/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) </p>
Virginia Beach, Va.

Brielle Ashley is bundled up a she waits as her children and “grown man-child” sled down Sandee Crescent in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Jan 5, 2018. (Photo: Vicki Cronis-Nohe/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

<p>Icicles hang from a porch on Ocean Street as cleanup takes place in the Brant Rock section of Marshfield, Mass., following a winter storm that flooded much of the area the previous day, on Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) </p>
Marshfield, Mass.

Icicles hang from a porch on Ocean Street as cleanup takes place in the Brant Rock section of Marshfield, Mass., following a winter storm that flooded much of the area the previous day, on Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

<p>A man carries two cold stunned iguanas found near a local pond following extreme cold weather in Lake Worth, Fla., Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Saul Martinez/Reuters) </p>
Lake Worth, Fla.

A man carries two cold stunned iguanas found near a local pond following extreme cold weather in Lake Worth, Fla., Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Saul Martinez/Reuters)

<p>A Newark firefighter walks near the site of a fire, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Newark, N.J.

A Newark firefighter walks near the site of a fire, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>Mollie Lane carries a shovel-full of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP) </p>
Boston, Mass.

Mollie Lane carries a shovel-full of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP)

<p>J.J. Laprise shovels his driveway in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP) </p>
Scituate, Mass.

J.J. Laprise shovels his driveway in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP)

<p>A view of the frozen Hudson River on Jan. 5, 2018 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images) </p>
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

A view of the frozen Hudson River on Jan. 5, 2018 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images)

<p>A vehicle parked on Abbott Avenue is engulfed by snowdrifts during a snowstorm that hit the New Jersey Shore, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Ocean Grove, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Ocean Grove, N.J.

A vehicle parked on Abbott Avenue is engulfed by snowdrifts during a snowstorm that hit the New Jersey Shore, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Ocean Grove, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>People stand in line as New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless delivers food, donated clothing and supplies to homeless people as part of their weekly distribution during winter storm Grayson in Manhattan, New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Amr Alfiky/Reuters) </p>
New York City,

People stand in line as New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless delivers food, donated clothing and supplies to homeless people as part of their weekly distribution during winter storm Grayson in Manhattan, New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Amr Alfiky/Reuters)

<p>Drivers make their way along the flooded Beach Road after the ocean overtopped the seawall during a winter snowstorm in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) </p>
Lynn, Mass.

Drivers make their way along the flooded Beach Road after the ocean overtopped the seawall during a winter snowstorm in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

<p>This Geocolor GOES-16 satellite image captures the deepening storm off the East coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018, at 16:22 UTC. (Photo: NOAA) </p>
Satellite view of the storm

This Geocolor GOES-16 satellite image captures the deepening storm off the East coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018, at 16:22 UTC. (Photo: NOAA)

<p>People pose for photos on a snow-covered beach at the Long Island Sound on January 4, 2018 in Milford, Conn. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) </p>
Milford, Conn.

People pose for photos on a snow-covered beach at the Long Island Sound on January 4, 2018 in Milford, Conn. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

<p>Kevin Cagle heads out to surf along Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Thursday Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo: Ken Blevins/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP) </p>
Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

Kevin Cagle heads out to surf along Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Thursday Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo: Ken Blevins/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)

<p>An Atlantic Ocean wave crashes into the seawall between two houses on Ocean Avenue Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Thursday that extends from eastern Long Island north to coastal New Hampshire and Maine. Most of the rest of southern New England is under a winter storm watch. (Photo: Stephan Savoia/AP) </p>
Winter Weather

An Atlantic Ocean wave crashes into the seawall between two houses on Ocean Avenue Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Thursday that extends from eastern Long Island north to coastal New Hampshire and Maine. Most of the rest of southern New England is under a winter storm watch. (Photo: Stephan Savoia/AP)

<p>A stranded traveler watches front loaders clear snow from the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP) </p>
New York City

A stranded traveler watches front loaders clear snow from the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)

<p>Front loaders dump snow into a melter while clearing the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP) </p>
Winter Weather

Front loaders dump snow into a melter while clearing the apron around Gates C and D at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)

<p>A pedestrian walks through blinding snow across the Brooklyn Bridge during Storm Grayson in New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Darren Ornitz/Reuters) </p>
New York City

A pedestrian walks through blinding snow across the Brooklyn Bridge during Storm Grayson in New York City, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Darren Ornitz/Reuters)

<p>Youths play ice hockey on a frozen pond at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during a winter storm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. Pa. (Photo: Matt Slocum/AP) </p>
Philadelphia. Pa.

Youths play ice hockey on a frozen pond at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during a winter storm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. Pa. (Photo: Matt Slocum/AP)

<p>A woman looks out over the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial during a snow storm in Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Washington, D.C.

A woman looks out over the National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial during a snow storm in Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A boy sleds down a Beacon Hill street during Storm Grayson in Boston, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) </p>
Boston, Mass.

A boy sleds down a Beacon Hill street during Storm Grayson in Boston, Mass., Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

<p>Cash the mini dachshund walks down Newbury Street during a massive winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Boston, Mass. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) </p>
Boston, Mass.

Cash the mini dachshund walks down Newbury Street during a massive winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Boston, Mass. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

<p>A woman braces herself against the hard wind as she makes her way through Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A woman braces herself against the hard wind as she makes her way through Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A Boston firefighter wades through flood waters from Boston Harbor on Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP) </p>
Boston, Mass.

A Boston firefighter wades through flood waters from Boston Harbor on Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP)

<p>Snow covers the beach after the city was hit with a winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Ocean City, Md.

Snow covers the beach after the city was hit with a winter storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Traffic makes its way through Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

Traffic makes its way through Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A seagull takes flight in high winds and blowing snow as a massive winter storm begins to bear down on the region on Jan. 4, 2018 in Hull, Mass. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) </p>
Hull, Mass.

A seagull takes flight in high winds and blowing snow as a massive winter storm begins to bear down on the region on Jan. 4, 2018 in Hull, Mass. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

<p>A man wears a heated blanket on his head against the hard winds and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Getty Images) </p>
New York City

A man wears a heated blanket on his head against the hard winds and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Getty Images)

<p>Pedestrian traffic is light in Union Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

Pedestrian traffic is light in Union Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A thin layer of ice covers ornamental plants Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Plant City, Fla. Temperatures in central Florida dipped to below freezing. Growers spray water on the plants to help protect them from extreme cold temperatures. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) </p>
Plant City, Fla.

A thin layer of ice covers ornamental plants Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Plant City, Fla. Temperatures in central Florida dipped to below freezing. Growers spray water on the plants to help protect them from extreme cold temperatures. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

<p>A group of men help a motorist after his vehicle was stuck in the snow near Asbury Park boardwalk during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Asbury Park, N.J.

A group of men help a motorist after his vehicle was stuck in the snow near Asbury Park boardwalk during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>A NYC sanitation snowplow clears snow on E. 57th St. in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as a powerful winter storm buffeted the area with high winds and blowing snow. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A NYC sanitation snowplow clears snow on E. 57th St. in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as a powerful winter storm buffeted the area with high winds and blowing snow. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A woman covers her face against the hard wind and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A woman covers her face against the hard wind and snow in Times Square in New York City during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A man pushes his way through a winter snowstorm in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP) </p>
Atlantic City, N.J.

A man pushes his way through a winter snowstorm in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)

<p>A worker with a snowblower clears sidewalks in Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A worker with a snowblower clears sidewalks in Times Square in New York, Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2018. A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Vehicles commute southbound on the Garden State Parkway in whiteout conditions during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Eatontown, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP) </p>
Eatontown, N.J.

Vehicles commute southbound on the Garden State Parkway in whiteout conditions during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Eatontown, N.J. (Photo: Julio Cortez/AP)

<p>A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
New York City

A group of people cross W. 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City, during a winter snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>A tractor trailer lays on its side after running off of he road during a snow storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Georgetown, Del. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Georgetown, Del.

A tractor trailer lays on its side after running off of he road during a snow storm on Jan. 4, 2018 in Georgetown, Del. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters) </p>
Boston, Mass.

Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

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