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Manhattan trapped in the ice floes

This isn’t a publicity shot from an apocalyptic movie about climate change: this is New York City, last Friday morning. 

Over night, temperatures in the city fell to a low of -17°C, a record for the time of year, leaving the island of Manhattan temporarily encased in ice. The all time record low temperature in the city was -26°C, set in 1934. 

Not that we’re telling New Yorkers to quit whining, you understand, as it’s still bloody cold. The temperature is expected to drop to -15°C again tonight. 

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