THE WEATHER: Great Yelling

Incredible cold gripped the Whitehorse Valley of the Yukon. Nothing moved. If a man spat out of his doorway, the spittle exploded in mid-air with a sharp crack. It was 82.6° below zero; the lowest temperature ever recorded in North America. Aloft in the noonday gloom the wild, arctic winds tore mile-long snow streamers from the peaks and made a great yelling that the valley could not hear.

Over Oregon the winds lost much of their icy speed and became a lowering cold front that pushed down the Coast and across the eastern ranges....

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