The records for lowest temperature were broken at BWI Marshall Airport and Dulles International Airport on Saturday morning.
At Dulles, the temperature fell to a painful -1 at about 7 a.m., breaking a previous record of 1 degree recorded in 2014. At BWI Marshall, the temperature fell to 1 degree at 6:30 a.m., breaking the 2014 record of 3 degrees.
The temperature registered -37 on Saturday at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, one of the coldest places on the planet. The wind chill was minus 93. It tied for second place with Armstrong, Ontario, as the coldest spot in the world.
Meteorologist Mike Carmon said people at the observatory were “layering up as much as we can.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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