The year started Monday with record-setting cold temperatures across much of the U.S., causing at least two deaths. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories from South Texas to Canada, and from Montana and Wyoming through New England. Temperatures dropped below zero in parts of the Midwest, reaching minus 32 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and breaking a New Year’s Day record that stood for 99 years. The temperature in Omaha plunged to 15 below zero overnight heading into the new year, breaking a record low set in 1884 and forcing the cancellation of the city’s 18th annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular.

The year started Monday with record-setting cold temperatures across much of the U.S., causing at least two deaths. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories from South Texas to Canada, and from Montana and Wyoming through New England. Temperatures dropped below zero in parts of the Midwest, reaching minus 32 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and breaking a New Year’s Day record that stood for 99 years. The temperature in Omaha plunged to 15 below zero overnight heading into the new year, breaking a record low set in 1884 and forcing the cancellation of the city’s 18th annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular.

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