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Rising out of the mist, a ship sets sail in Maine

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

A barge motors through arctic sea-smoke on its way out of Portland Harbor, where the temperature at sunrise was about minus 5 degrees, Thursday, in Portland, Maine. Arctic air kept a cold blanket of misery over the Northeast Thursday as the region experienced the kind of temperatures that have left the Upper Midwest shivering for days. Continue reading.

Arctic air has descended over the Northeast as the region experiences the kind of temperatures that have left the Upper Midwest shivering for days.John Gress / Reuters