Oregon braces for freezing rain while cold temperatures elsewhere strain electric grids

January 18, 2024

Another day of record cold temperatures swept much of the Rockies, Great Plains and Midwest, with wind chills below minus 30 (minus 34.4 Celsius) extending into the mid-Mississippi Valley. Steam rises off Lake Michigan along the shoreline in Evanston, Ill., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. Workers remove snow from the plaza at 2 Penn Center in Center City Philadelphia, Tuesday morning Jan. 16, 2024. With temperatures below zero, steam rises over Lake Michigan Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, in Milwaukee. Despite the threats posed by cold weather, there still was room for frivolity.