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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Coast Guard icebreaker spots coyote on Boston Harbor ice

How cold has it been in Boston?

Cold enough that the ice is 4'/1.2m thick in places, and wildlife --- coyotes, deer... --- are using it as a shortcut across the harbor and to the islands. See: Coast Guard spots coyote on frozen Boston Harbor

Cold enough that the surf at Nantucket is a semi-solid slush:

More: http://www.staywildmagazine.com/news/2015/2/24/the-slurpee-waves-of-nantucket

Cold enough that the sea ice between Cape Cod and the Islands is visible from space:

More: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=85387&src=nha