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today the brutal weather breaking some serious records. since 1957. i've got to tell you. it hurts just to look at the bottom right of your screen and you see the temperatures below 8 degrees right now. >> that doesn't factor in the wind chill which is brutal, negative 36, 37. >> let's get over to meteorologist rob eicher. rob, these are dangerous temperatures we're talking about. >> i've got two records for the price of one. the temperature dropped so quickly last night. it got to minus 4 setting a record for yesterday. and minus 9 shattering the record going back to 1934. worcester down to minus 17. still 5 below zero more than two hours after sunrise. 11 below zero in worcester. you factor in the wind, 28 below zero. 36 below zero the current wind
the strong cold winds still leading to some ocean effect snow for the outer cape. that will only last another hour or two. the rest of the day a lot sunshine. >> as we head into the afternoon and evening hours we become dead hours. that will help the wind chill, but the temperatures still only in the single digits, so keep in mind if you're heading out this evening, bundle up for your valentine's date guys? >> make make you stay with 7news for winter updates. website. morning. the country is remembering supreme court justice aunt ton scalia. the 79-year-old died in west texas yesterday, and right now flags are flying at half-staff outside the supreme court building in washington, d.c. in his honor. he spent throws to three decades on the nation ace's highest court. >> now leaders are debating over what's going to happen next to fill
>> the nation's first italian american justice was put on the supreme court in 1986 but president ronald reagan. he was confirmed unanimously 98-0 after telling senators he had no plans to reshape the law. >> i am not going on to the court to do. my only agenda is to be a good judge. >> once there scalia became one of the most outspoken conservatives and the author of fiery desent. declaring rights the founding fathers never intended. abortion, homosexual, nobody ever thought they had been included in the rights contained in the bill of rights. >> he also wrote the ruling that says the second amendment guarantees an individual's right to own a firearm. the court's most important gun case ever. >> i like thinking about the law. i like figuring out the right answer to legal problems. and it's sort of the top of the
>> reaction to the 79-year-old's death garnering attention across the country. >> it's hard to believe. i always kind of liked justice scalia because he never pretended to believe something he didn't. he never pretended to be anything he wasn't. >> brilliant legal minds with an energetic style, i president obama is faced with the task of making court. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. >> republicans are in charge of the senate confirmation process and are no doubt concerned about how the court could shift away from a conservative majority with only months left in the president's term, saturday night the top republican, mitch mcconnell says
elected. john cocoa, 7news today in new england. >> justice scalia is already as an impact on the race for the white house. the democrats campaigned -- >> some of my republican colleagues in the senate have a very interesting view of the constitution of the united states. >> elections have consequences. the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice, and the senate has a responsibility to vote. >> gop candidates also sounding off while on the campaign trail. the gloves coming off in last night's heated debate, justice scalia's death, one of the many topics covered in what was a a firy night down in south carolina. >> the six remaining republican candidates for president on the debate stage in south carolina
just hours after learning of the death of supreme court justice aunt none scalia. the candidates hoping praise on the stalwart. >> he will go down as one of the -- >> now with the unexpected vacancy many of the candidates are urging the senate to block president court. >> the senate needs to stand strong and say we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barack obama to make one more liberal appointee. >> while donald trump and ted cruz have been sniping at each other online and on air, it was trump and jeb bush who got into the most heated exchanges in the palmetto state. >> general is so wrong. general is absolutely -- just so you understand, you know what that is? that's general's special interest in lobbying. >> that putin is not going to be annually of the united states.
after my family. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> when the world trade center came down -- >> many analysts say marco rubio needed a bounce back performance after stumbling in the new hampshire debate. but the florida senator disappeared from the discussion for long stretches until finally clashing with ted cruz over immigration. >> here's the truth. ted cruz supported legalizing people that were this this country. >> that is simply false. >> and only now -- that is absolutely false. >> the first in the south primary, a week away, a chance for the frontrunners to solidify their positions or those trailing behind to grab some much needed momentum. >> also on seven, department of transportation crews wrapping up inspections of man holes and drains on state highways. this comes just days after a tragic accident on 93. 35-year-old caitlin clavette, a milton art teacher died on her way to work when a manhole cover came
the department of transportation says covers are inspected every two years and the last time that particular manhole was inspected was back in june of 2014. >> we decided to send the highway crews out to inspect every single anticipating of any kind, whether it's a grate or manhole cover or electronic grate, whatever it is, if we see anything that concerns us we'll do what we need to do to make sure we shut is down. >> until the more than 900 covers and grates were examined, 93% of them were fine. >> we're learning more this morning about a car crash involving former boston mayor ray anyone. police say he lost consciousness while he was behind the wheel of his car when he then slammed into a home. doctors say the 76-year-old was taken to the hospital where he underwent a minor procedure. officials believe the blackout was caused by a drop in blood pressure. no one was in the home. you should be out of the hospital
>> 7news now turning south of the border as pope francis continues his historic trip to mexico. the pontiff visiting mexico city to spread a message of hope to residents there. as many as a million people came out just to catch a glimpse of pope francis yesterday. he challenged leaders to focus on the common good and also eliminate economic inequality. >> still ahead. a huge pile up in pennsylvania. we'll tell you how the weather may have played a role in this crash that involved dozens of vehicles. >> record cold this morning, but if you can get through that, i actually have some above normal temperatures in the 7-day forecast. >> that record cold creating some stunning seats right here in
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i cheated a little bit. >> you may have gotten a little bit help on that test. by the way, i'm typing up a blog which explains why that happens. i'm working on that during the commercial break. i hope to have it done before the show is over and done with. either way here's what you need to know about the next couple of days. it will be almost as cold tonight as it was last night but without the wind. so not much of a wind chill factor. cold enough that we are likely to see a little bit of snow. our next storm system coming late monday into tuesday. we'll likely begin to snow before changing over to all rain and a tuesday. right now we've got 3 above. just a fee degrees above three in pete town. five below zero in boston. 10 below zero in jaffrey. here we are two hours after sunrise and we've still got below zero numbers across the area. winds are all right lighter. when we first went on the air. an hour. better. had a lot of wind chill readings
when we first went on the air. now about 25-30. that's saying something when 25-30 below zero. unusually cold, but the strong wind blowing across cape cod bay still creating a little bit of ocean effect snow snow showers to the outer cape and that's only going to last about another hour or two. we're likely to get a good bit of of high pressure. today. that gets out of our way and that will be our next storm system due to arrive late tomorrow afternoon and into tomorrow evening. high pressure just about right on top of us tonight. near the center of the high pressure, we usually get dead calm winds and crystal clear skies, but when you get clear skies and calm winds temperatures plummet as soon as the sun sets. as soon as the sun sets this evening it will get cold quickly. the good news it will be without the wind. again we're looking at below zero in most of the area tonight but without the wind. plenty of sunshine for the morning hours tomorrow.
it looks like snow will begin probably around dinner time. now this will be a rare case where the temperatures will actually continue rising even after sunset tomorrow evening. so temperatures will continue to climb and by midnight the snow everywhere. only a brief period, maybe an inch or two in some spotting of some snow tomorrow evening before that quickly changes over to rainfall and if you look at our computer models here, pointing out yellows and reds in there for tuesday afternoon and evening, indicating periods of very heavy rain likely tuesday afternoon and evening. that will be accompanied by some strong gusty winds. down tamines 9. might get to about 10 degrees this afternoon. near zero on average tomorrow morning. i think boston will be a few degrees above average. most of the suburbs below the zero mark. 30 tomorrow afternoon. temperatures continue to climb so that snow changes to rain monday evening and then turns to all rain on tuesday. might get another brief wintery mix
look, guys, a couple of 50s in that 7-day forecast. >> you've got to love when you're warm up to zero. rob, thanks so much. not just here in boston where the mercury is dipping below zero, the weather is also being blamed for this deadly pile up involving dozens of vehicles. this is in pennsylvania. look how serious that is. the big rigs mixed in there with the cars. police say the dangerous stretch of highway there sent more than 50 vehicles crashing into each other and now we are finally hearing the 911 calls for help. sevenelizabeth noreika has the details. >> a massive and deadly pile up. as many as 50 cars and big rigs. >> there's a whole pile. >> one was folding right in half. >> at least people dead. >> we have 20 people trapped here. some serious. >> others pinned in the twisted metal. >> i have a lady in a vehicle that's six months pregnant with a broken leg. >> all trying to stay warm with wind chills below zero. >> these people are getting cold quick.
driver that didn't have anything in his trailer so he said you can all get in the back and keep warm. >> ashley fisher was driving along the highway with her two young daughters. >> it all of a sudden just whited out. it kind of came out of nowhere. we were on dry pavement, everything was fine and then all of a sudden the car in front of me disappeared. >> new yorkers believe a snow squall moved through limiting visibility. >> from what i could see, there were six tractor trailers piled on top of each other in the median. it's one of those things like had we would have been. >> more than 40 people were transported to local hospitals. another 70 brought to a fire station to get out of the cold as the polar vortex reeks havoc across most of the country. temperatures plunging lower than most have seen in more than a decade. >> everything i can possibly wear i'm wearing.
places in buffalo snowy and iso roads treacherous. the city ordered construction cranes into secure positions after last week's deadly accident. >> i want everyone to know it's so important to take this seriously, to stay indoors to the maximum extent possible. in new england. >> as for the crash, pennsylvania state police say they are still looking for the smashed cars trying to find other victims. >> terrifying to see. >> coming up a craigslist purchase taking a turn for the worse. a teenager pulling out the gun during the sale and then takes off and what happens next is even mortar filing. we'll have the details. >> also ahead with these arctic temperatures, this video is hard to watch.
>> an attempted robbery caught on camera. it was supposed to be a regular craigslist sale but then things got violent. the buyer actually pulled a gun on the seller and it does not end there. >> it got pretty intense. seven's nick emmons has more on what happened here in this terrifying chase. >> what was supposed to be a normal craigslist buy and sell did not end that way.
phil, a 39-year-old gather of three who says he sells tennis shoes off craigslist as a hobby and to provide for his family. he was going to do that again but it went horribly wrong. the man says the teenager you see walking there got into the suv and pulled a gun on him. but the gun jammed. the teen then grabbed the tennis shoes and took off. that might have been the end of this story, about the it becomes a little more complicated from there. the teen tried to catch a bus, but the driver of the suv turned around and as you can see at the top of your screen ran over that teenager. the teen losing an arm underneath the car. and in the aftermath, the teen, with an adrenaline rush ran off with only one arm and collapsed in front of his home just a few blocks away. >> he's at the 69th precinct. they're bringing him down to central booking. they're going to arraign him on whatever charges, but he's working on getting a lawyer to help him out.
>> nick emmons, 7news today in new england. >> the teen involved there has been charged with theft and illegal possession of a weapon. the driver has been charged with attempted murder. >> 9:23 and ahead on today on new england. some swimmers taking the plunge. why they are braving the iso waters on one of the coldest days of the year. >> it is cold, it's colder than it's been in a long time. look at how cold it is. right now we'll keep tracking the plummeting temperatures all morning long. rob eicher has another check of dear fellow citizen, i know how it feels to save for retirement and college - times two. i get that it can be overwhelming, because i' m living it. but i always tell people - saving' s not that complicated. you just have to work with what you have. if you have a question about saving, ask me. sincerely, alex payne.
great day to head head out to not do this. >> taking that plunge into some iso cold water. probably the last thing on your mind right now, but that's exactly what this group of people decided to do in nadik. >> the arctic air and the biting cold making their mission even more insane. >> as elizabeth norieka shows us this annual event is actually for a great cause. >> dozens of brave souls taking part in the annual passion plus in nadik. >> one person after another dunking themselves in the freezing cold water on one of the coldest days of the year. >> the water was much warmer than the air temperature and now i'm
>> it's all in partnership with the american veterans organization raising money for a good cause. >> it just goes to show how many people are passionate about special olympics in massachusetts the by that we are and we all benefit from it. >> this is the seventh year that swimmers have braved the cold to take the plunge and the crowd keeps growing. >> truly god works through people and this is a perfect example of that. >> it takes a string to raise children and we all have to help each other. elizabeth norieka, 7news today in new england. >> i'm shivering watching that. all the proceeds will be donated to the special olympics of massachusetts. >> do you try to tell yourself it's not that bad and jump right in. >> it's mental mind tricks. >> you tough it out and you run into the heated car right next to you. >> still ahead on 7news today in new england, the frigid weather now
accident takes the life of i milton art teacher. >> and police still trying to track down the driver that hit a teenager on his bike. the victim still in the hospital this morning. >> cruise ship that sailed into a storm is back on the high seas today. inspectors giving that vessel the green light. >> this is 7news today in new england. >> thanks for staying with us. we are continuing to track arctic weather that is gripping new england. temperatures right now still plummeting. remaining potentially dangerous. >> this is the kind of weather we need to pay attention to. mbta trying to stay a step ahead of the cold, the t running empty trains throughout the night and into the morning hours. officials say they do this to try and prevent the tracks from freezing over. thanks for sticking with us it's 9:31 on this valentine's day. i'm kris anderson. i'm nancy channel 7. you know we started the show at a negative 8 degrees. >> at this point rob we're waiting for it to hit zero and we'll celebrate.
topics compared to what we had out from this morning. these are the actual temperatures. 9 below in boston. 6 below in worcester. those are the coldest seen in either location since 1957. nantucket got below zero. first time they've seen sub zero since 2004. here's the current numbers. about 4 degrees or 5 degrees warmer in boston and nantucket now 3 degrees warmer. so it's a little bit better than it was this morning. wind chills still incredible on the order of 20 to 30 below zero. that also a little better than it was a couple of hours ago. but still attentionly cold. the strong winds leading to a few ocean effect snow snow showers for the outer cape. that should calm down. afternoon highs, 7, 10, maybe 13 degrees above zero in some spots and that's there. that's as warm as it gets, but at least the wind will be a lot calmer this afternoon. we have a chance of snow in the
we'll show you how much in a few minutes. >> mourners. supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death garnering attention all across the country. back in 1986 he became the nation's first italian american justice and once in office he became one of the most outspoken conservatives. president obama now faced with the unexpected and consequential task of making his third nomination to the highest court. also last night in south carolina gop can gates squared off on the debate stage for the ninth time in supreme court justice aunt none scalia was one of the night's biggest topics with candidates saying the next president, not president barack obama should be the one to nominate a new justice. the primary in south carolina is less than a week away now. >> right now the department of transportation crews finishing up their inspections of man holes and drain covers on state highways. this comes after a winchester native was hit and killed in a freak accident on interstate 93.
trying to figure out what caused that manhole to break loose and go airborne. seven's nick emmons with more. >> one day after this freak accident on 93, the department of transportation telling 7news they've inspected every grate and highways. this comes on the heels of this tragic accident where 35-year-old caitlin clavette, a milton art teacher died on her way to work when this manhole cover came loose and hit her car. >> we decided to send the highway crews out to inspect every single opening of any kind, whether it's a grate or a manhole cover or an electronic grate or whatever it is out there on all the metropolitan highway system roads and if we see anything that concerns us, we'll do what we need to do to make sure we shut it down. >> see sevenhd. the department of transportation says these are inspected every two years, and the last time this manhole was inspected was june of 2014.
>> my understanding is this is an incredibly infrequent event. >> the department of transportation telling 7news that 919 structures were examined and 93% of them were fine. in a statement the department of transportation telling 7news, quote, out of an abound august of caution crews performed maintenance at 65 sites. some drivers scared for their safety. >> i'm scared about that, yeah. >> that's absolutely crazy. nuts. >> nick emmons, 7news today in new england. >> after battling a fire for two hours firefighters were able to fire get it under control. now, fortunately every one did make it out safely. investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked those flames. >> firefighters rushing to put out flames in malden on saturday. it happened on medford street ask investigators say the fire was contain to the back of the home there. firefighters say one woman suffered
>> lowell police still searching for the suspect in a dangerous hit detectives say the driver of a white truck, this one here, intentionally hit a 15-year-old boy who was riding a bike friday afternoon. investigators believe the two knew each other and were having some happened. the victim is now in the hospital with serious injuries. >> norwood police still searching for this missing teenage girl. detectives say that she was last seen last -- late in january before she met up with this man, carlos ortiz. investigators the two had an online relationship and she left voluntarily, but they want to make sure she's okay. >> a dangerous discovery in dennis yesterday, a man brought a mortar shell to the police department for disposal. police shut down the station and brought in the safe bomb disposal unit to get rid of it safely.
that cruise ship that cut short its voyage to the bahamas. the ship ended its 7-day cruise wednesday night after it sailed into a storm's path. inspectors from the royal caribbean cruise company cleared the anthem of the seas for its next journey. it left port yesterday afternoon. >> two police officers on the road to recovery after a dangerous encounter. this in louisiana. in baton rouge, they say that's when a suspect took off and led the officers on a 2-mile car chase so the suspect eventually stopped and got out of his car with with a rifle and police say at least two dozen shots were fired. >> he gets out of the vehicle with a long gun. opens fire on the officers in the pursuit. the officers then return fire. >> officials say both officers are
is now in critical condition. >> pretty wild story coming out of south florida now. a mayor there on parking patrol confronting this delivery man that had parked illegally. well, now the mayor is in some hot water getting fired from office. he says stunts like this one are causing the traffic troubles. seven's walter morris has a closer look. >> what's the reason why you have your fed ex truck parked in the middle of our -- >> the mayor turns meter maid. the mayor fed up with this fed ex driver double parking and blocking traffic. >> we have a traffic problem. what we don't want is for people to make it worse. >> you don't have to look far to find it. delivery trucks parking illegally, taking up valuable space on busy miami beach streets. >> let me ask you a question. >> so when the mayor saw this guy on alton road, he took matters into his own hands, grabbing his cellphone, and posting it online with a goal.
trucks that are double parkog our main streets. don't do it. >> this is the exact problem the mayor is so fired up. we're here, and you can see the fed ex truck is literally parked right in the middle of the road. naturally a lot of people are talking about that video online, and the reaction is mixed. >> one person laughing it off saying, lol, try finding parking on alton when you have 50 stops to make. not a truck driver. >> another giving the mayor major kudos, saying major problem. glad it is being addressed, mayor. fed ex firing off this statement, saying in part, we take these matters very seriously and will address it with those involved. >> in the video the fed ex driver drives off as he's confronted. mayor levine shooting his license plate as he pulls away, making it easy for police to stop him nearby and give him two tickets. the mayor admits the driver is not a bad guy, he just picked a bad place to park and next time he should pull into a proper loading
>> i'm sure he's a great guy. i get if he had extradition >> fed ex. don't make it worse. >> we have that problem here in boston as well. you go down the streets of downtown boston and it's tough, though, to find a space for those trucks. >> these are average drivers, people who park, put on their flashers and then run -- >> and leave their cars. >> for 30 minutes. >> you go to the north end and it's already a two lane road and you stop in the middle of the road. >> all right, still to come on today in new england. one man almost lost hope when his four legged friend. >> that was until one police officer stepped in and helped save the day. >> at least in miami they do not have the snow banks that make the roads even narrower than they are here. the snow will be sticking around. may even add a little more to that
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bill belichick showing the love to patriots fans. yesterday the patriots head coach posing for a selfie with his valentine. that's his girlfriend hundred da holiday on instagram. and you know today is not just valentine's day. also a big day here at 7news, because kris is turning 40. >> i already did. at the strike of midnight. >> happy -- i know -- rob is singing rights now.
i tried singing it earlier and getting the whole newsroom to join? >> you phrased it nicely. how does it feel to have lived most of your viable life already? thanks, nancy. >> this is the hill and you're now over it. >> happy, happy birthday to you. >> thank you. >> are you doing anything fun to celebrate. >> hang out with family. my mom is in town. my wife and kids will probably take me somewhere special. and you guys got me a card and some sweets. >> were we supposed to have gotten him a president. >> we passed around something that you should have signed roble. but i'd love to make fun of you so much so nancy does, but i'm not far behind you. >> this is what we're expecting for monday morning, not really a whole lot better in many areas. i do think boston will stay just barely above freezing, a combination of the city heat heat will keep that from happening. elsewhere, the western suburbs,
the freezing mark or down below the zero mark. not much better than what we had this morning, but the big difference will be the wind. not expecting any wind tomorrow morning, so no wind chill factor. here are the current numbers. five below zero in boston. 10 below zero in jaffrey and still fairly breezy, so 10 below feels like 20 below and still expecting dangerous wind chills up until around noon, and again, that wind still leading to some ocean effect snow snow showers for the outer cape. only another hour or two of that. otherwise, high pressure is in control of our weather. high pressure usually makes for a fairly sunny, quiet day. so that's what we're expecting as we head into the afternoon hours that's our next storm system. now, that will get here tomorrow night. at that point, it will still be cold enough that it looks like whatever falls will at least begin and initially fall as snow. we could see mainly north and west of town, an inch, maybe up to 2" with probably the worcester hills getting some of the higher amounts.
could get on top of that snow maybe a glaze of ice as it's going to go from snow to freezing rain and then rain. but we're expecting that change over to happen very very quickly. this will be a rare case where the temperatures will actually warm up after the sun sets tomorrow afternoon. so even though it begins as snow, temperatures actually continue to climb through the evening and into the overnight hours. so no question that this will change over fairly quickly and, again, probably by midnight, change over to rainfall that rain continues through the day on tuesday. could be heavy at times. our future cast showing oranges and reds in there on tuesday, indicating some heavy rain and with that heavy rain we're also likely to see some strong gusty winds, much like we saw out there this morning. up to about 10 degrees at best this afternoon. again, there won't be much of a wind, but still bitter cold. temperatures in the single digits. it will feel more like negative 2 or 3 when you factor in the wind. tomorrow, snow quickly changing over to rain, but lots of 40s and
that's the good news. >> rob, thanks so much. now a very very sweet story here. rough reunion for a quadriplegic plan and his best friend. he thought he'd never see his furry friend again after the dog ran off while a friend was dog sitting. >> but police were able to track the dog down and they were there for the emotional moments. seven's elizabeth norieka has more. >> my big boy. my big boy. >> kentucky young choked back tears when lieutenant youngs carried his dog puppee to his side. >> i couldn't be happier, because he's the closest thing to a child that -- you know, that i have got. >> this is why i got into law enforcement. helping someone like this. >> when the dog got loose a month ago, word got to police through facebook and they alerts every city employee to be on the lockout.
little worse for the wear after life on the run. the lieutenant chased him for 15 minutes. the dog went to go under a house where there was actually lattace and we were able to grab the dog. >> look at the pretty boy. where's my boy been? >> he's his master's constant companion. the joy in a challenging life for the quadriplegic. while the dog was gone, young was beside himself. now that the dog is back by his side, these grateful to the puppy police. >> it shows me there's a lot of good people this this world going above and beyond your call, you know. i just can't thank you guys enough. >> the picture on his face, i'll remember it until the day i do. >> elizabeth norieka, 7news today in new england. >> a sweet reunion. the man says that he isn't going to let his dog out of his sight again, but if anything happens he's thankful to have new friends in law enforcement. >> man's best friend. >> still ahead the bruins playing a man down.
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>> too cute. still another half hour of new england including more on the car anyone. accident. >> crews also wrapping up their investigation into the manhole and drain covers on state highways just days after a tragic accident on something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today to get any sandwich for $2.99 after 12:00 p.m.
the deepest chill in nearly 60 years. >> it's cold out there. and the nation remembering supreme court justice scalia and how his death is already sparking debate. >> plus the republicans spark off in the debate. the topics that had those candidates fired up. >> taking the plunge. it's a good cause that had these folks taking a chilly dip over in nadik. >> this is 7news today in new england. >> a bitter blast of record-breaking cold this morning. that big chill has shattered records in boston and worcester on this valentine's day. it's good cuddle weather i guess some would say. >> sit closer together. >> that's okay. >> good morning, everyone, i'm attention channel 7. >> and i'm kris anderson. it's valentine's day day too. haven't been this cold since 1957 and we are under a wind chill warning. it is serious. it's dangerous. let's get over to meteorologist rob eicher with more on this cold.
little colder in there, kris. >> happy to both of you. 3 below was the record set in 1934. 9 below in boston. 16 below in worcester. for those cities the coldest temperatures since 1957. officially in those two areas coldest since 1957. not a whole lot better think hour. sitting at 2 below zero in boston. 7 below zero in worcester. not much better than our low temperatures this morning. improve. it's sad when 23 below zero is an improvement. but that is the case. winds are getting a little bit calmer. when we first went on the air a couple of hours ago we saw a lot of numbers at 40 below so we don't have that at this point. so wind chills are starting to improve as the wind speed is starting to die down and as the wind starts to die down the ocean effect snow starting to die down for the outer cape. we'll see a bit of sunshine for the afternoon hours.
of 7, 10, maybe 13 degrees this afternoon. winds will be lighter, but still bitter, bitter cold. if you're heading out this evening the temperatures will plummet quickly as the sun sets. just a light light breeze this below zero. bundle up for date night on this valentine's day. >> great advice there, rob. mbta by the way trying to step one step ahead of the cold the best they can. the t running empty trains throughout the night and into the morning hours. why? well, officials say it's to try and prevent the tracks from freezing over. you want to stay with 7news for complete coverage of this bitter blast of cold weather. for innervate updates you can download the app or log on to our website. >> a developing story. the nation remembering supreme court justice antonin scalia. flags are flying half-staff in his honor. the 79-year-old justice was found
and now a debate over who should nominate his replacement has already started. seven's john cocoa has more. >> the nation's first italian american justice was put on the supreme court in 1986 by president ronald reagan. he was confirmed unanimously 98-0 after telling senators he had no plans to reshape the law. >> i am not going on to the court with a list of things that i want to do. my only agenda is to be a good judge. >> once there, scalia became one of the most outspoken conservatives and the author of firy desent, including on roev wade. abortion homosexual, nobody ever thought that they had been included in the rights contained in the bill of rights. >> he also wrote the ruling that says the second amendment guarantees an individual's right to own a firearm. ever. >> i like thinking about the law.
answer to legal problems. and it's sort of the top of the heap for a lawyer who has those interests. >> reaction to the 79-year-old's death garnering attention across the country. >> it's probably hard to believe that i would say this. i always liked justice scalia because he never pretended to believe something he didn't. he never pretended to be anything he wasn't. >> brilliant legal mind with an energetic style and an incisicive wit and colorful opinions. >> the consequential task of making court. >> plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. there will be plenty of time to be me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give timely vote. >> republicans are in charge of the senate confirmation process and are no doubt concerned about how the
kentucky derby active majority with only months left in the president's term, saturday night the top republican mitch mcconnell says this should not be filled until a new president auto elected. 7news today in new england. >> justice scalia's death is already having an impact on the race for the white house. the democrats campaigning in colorado last night and giving their take on what needs to happen next. >> some of my republican colleagues in the senate have a very interesting view of the constitution of the united states. >> elections have consequences. the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the senate has a responsibility to vote. >> the gop candidates also sounded off on the campaign trail last night. republicans gathering in south carolina for their latest debate. justice scalia's death was one of
a firy night down south. >> the six remaining republican candidates for president on the debate stage in south carolina saturday night. just hours after learning of the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. hoping praise on the court's long time conservative. >> he will go down as one of the greatest justices in the history of the. >> many of the candidates are urging the senate to block president obama's next appointment to the court. >> the senate needs to stand strong and say we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barack obama to make one more liberal appointee. >> while donald trump and ted cruz have been nine at each other online and on air after their wins in iowa and new hampshire it was trump and jeb bush who got into the most heat exchanges in the palmetto state. >> general is so wrong. general is absolutely -- just so you understand, you know what that is? that's general's special interest
>> putin is not going to be annually of the united states. >> i am sick and tired of him going after my family. while donald trump was building a reality tv show my brother was building a security apparats to keep us safe. >> he has the gall to go after my mother. >> many analysts say marco rubio needed a bounce back performance after stumbling in the new hampshire debate. but the florida senator disappeared from the discussion for long stretches. until finally clashing with ted cruz over immigration. >> here's the truth. ted cruz supported legalizing people that were in this country. >> that is simply false. >> and only now does he -- >> that is absolutely -- >> the first in the south primary, a week away, a chance for the frontrunners to solidify their positions or those trailing behind to grab some much needed momentum. >> and we are a week away from the next republican primary that is in south carolina on saturday. the democrats will vote the week after.
completing their inspections of highway grate and man holes. those inspections were ordered after a manhole cover came loose and hit a car on friday. it killed the milton elementary school teacher who was driving. and officials have identified that driver as 35-year-old caitlin clavette. she was on her way to work at the time. the last time anyone inspected that particular manhole was back in june of 2014. >> an incredibly infrequent event. >> the department of transportation says workers examined nearly 1,000 structures. 93% of them they say were fine. >> we're learning more about a crash that involved former boston mayor ray anyone. investigators believe he suffered a drop in blood pressure and then passed out while driving earlier this week. his car then slammed into a south boston home. no one inside the house at the time was injured. taken to the hospital. he is expected to be released in
oklahoma rocked by the third largest earthquake ever recorded in that state and it was caught on camera. >> bad news. i do have a little bit of snow in the forecast. good news, i have some above normal temperatures, even soft 50s in the 7-day. all that coming up after the break. >> plus showing no fear of cold, chilly water. how these people are helping others
take a look at this. it's pretty wild. record cold is creating amazing seats today. live look in boston and the water is actually warmer than the air and that's what's happening here is the steam coming off the top of the cold air. it looks like a steaming hot tub. >> it looks steamy here on valentine's day. there, nancy. >> you know what? i to say negative 2 degrees is the temperature right here in boston and it feels like a victory after the temperatures -- i think i saw, rob, at one point negative 35 degrees? was that right? coming in. >> it was the wind chill. >> with the wind chill. but it's just -- i can't believe it. >> the coldest point this morning, boston, the wind chill was 36 below zero, actual air temperature around 9 below zero. 2 below zero is a big win. temperatures tomorrow morning will only be a couple degrees warmer
morning, but no wind. so no wind chill factor so in that case it will feel almost 20 to this morning. still cold enough that our next storm system will likely begin as a bit of snow before becoming rain and heavy rain into tuesday. two below in boston. same idea in beverly. same idea in nashua. 7 below the current temperature in worcester. winds about 10 to 15 miles an hour, which is a lot better than earlier this morning. earlier this morning they were like tent to 25 with gusts over 35. is on the winds are already calmer which helps the wind chill factor. so rather than 30, 40 below zero readings that we had a couple of hours ago, wind chill readings now 19 below zero in for wood. 23 below zero in boston. hard to believe that that qualifies as a quote, unquote, warm up. all morning long through most of the night had some ocean effect snow over the cape, the outer cape. that is just about done. as, again, those winds are starting to calm down. rest of the area skies are clear and that's what we're expecting as
high pressure makes for a pretty quiet day. that's what we're looking for as we head into the afternoon hours. that will be our next weather night monday night into tuesday. first things first, the high is sitting right on top of you, which is going to be the case tonight, you'll get crystal clear skies and dead calm winds. again, high pressure usually means -- but when you get clear skies and calm winds the temperatures drops like a rock as soon as the sun sets. it will cool off very quickly tonight. even negative numbers very quickly. no wind chill, but still even without that wind chill still bitterly cold so keep that in mind for your date night plans for valentine's day. starts off tomorrow with sunny skies and then clouds on the increase with snow beginning tomorrow. now, this will be a rare case where the temperatures actually keep rising even after sunset tomorrow evening, kind of the opposite of what we're expecting this evening. so with that we're looking for the snow to change over to rain very quickly, within an hour or two.
snow mainly in the worcester hills tomorrow morning. that could become very heavy rain with gusty winds as we head into tuesday afternoon. that's your high temperature today and around zero tomorrow morning, give or take a few degrees. more like 5 above in boston. 30 tomorrow afternoon with snow around dinner time, snow quickly changing to rainfall the good news is 52 on tuesday. in fact, several days in that 7-day forecast temperatures will be above average. >> can't wait until we climb to zero tomorrow. >> freezing cold temperatures didn't stop volunteers from jumping into water. yes, during this freezing weather it was the polar plunge in nadik yesterday. dozens of brave souls jumping into the lake on this cold day. they're very patriotic too. the american veterans organization, the annual passion plunge raised
all donations go to the special olympics of mass. >> it just goes to show how many people are passionate about special olympics. mass, the way that we are and we all benefit from it. >> well, this is the 70s year that swimmers have now braved the cold and take that plunge, and the crowd just keeps on growing. no word if that's the crowd that jump in or the crowd that gathers around and watching them, though. >> i heard a rumor they're looking for a local news anchor to join them. >> yeah, maybe you should give it a shot. >> it is 10:17 this morning. still more news to come on 7news. see much americans are expected to spend on their loved-ones today. >> plus a five-point magnitude earthquake rock being parts of oklahoma and the moment the quake
at least three people are dead. dozens were injured after a massive pile up out in pennsylvania. this is a horrific scene. as many as 50 cars and big rigs all involved in this accident twisted together, according to state police it was a weather related crash because there was low visibility and drifting snow at the time. they say 46 people have been transported to local hospitals. in the meantime those still on the scene tried to stay warm with wind
>> the driver didn't have anything in his trailer so he said you can get in the back and keep warm. >> the interstate was shut down in both directions while crews worked to clear the accident. >> 5.1 magnitude earthquake rocked oklahoma this morning. you see the shaking bottles rights on the shelves here right near the epicenter of the earthquakes. caused solve some cracks in homes in town as well. it is the state's third largest recorded earthquake. >> we literally grabbed on to the cabinet to kind of steady ourselves because it was like being on a ship on an ocean. not just oklahoma. this was also felt in parts of missouri and cans. several hit a few minutes later. this is the latest in a string of year. >> that cruise ship that cut short its trip to the bahamas has set sail again. the inspectors from the u.s. coast guard and the royal caribbean
it ended its 7-day cruise on wednesday after it sailed right into a storm's path. strong winds battered and damaged that ship promptly the ship line to turn it right around. it also issued full refunds to its passengers. >> it's valentine's day, that's your day to show someone special just how much you care, but love apparently doesn't come cheap. get this. according to the national retail federation, americans are dropping nearly $20 billion to celebrate valentine's day. if that's not a shocker, then neither will this be. men will spend nearly twice as such as women will on presents, but men just saying. this is our debate this morning. >> it is. about behind the scenes. presents. i'm not giving away. >> you would think that as a woman. >> but as a man. too. i think it's an equal opportunity holiday. >> i will take the flowers. >> rob is chiming in. rob agrees with me.
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>> there's a debate about how these other. chuck todd joins us with a preview of what's coming up on "meet the press." >> good morning, kris and nancy. a vacancy on the supreme court right smack in the middle of a presidential election. plus the gloves were simply ripped off at a wild republican debate last night. we're going to hear from four of the top republican candidates still left. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich. also after his big win in new hampshire bernie sanders is fighting hard to win over african voters. can hillary clinton win by making her campaign a referendum on sanders and not herself? all of that and more coming up on a packed and busy "meet the press." packed and busy forecast as well, let's get over to rob for a check of the weather. >> guys, i hope your valentine likes to snuggle. dinner time actual temperatures a few degrees above zero. still enough of a light breeze to make it feel like a few degrees below zero.
bad news is it will still be bitter cold. temperatures in the low 50s on tuesday, even some 40s in that extended forecast. >> newscast is over that's going to do it for us this sunday morning. that means we have to go back outside to leave. >> i'm kris anderson. >> i'm nancy channel 7. have a wonderful day. we'll see you right back here next weekend.
this sunday morning, the sudden death of justice antonin scalia and the rarest of events, a vacancy on the supreme court election. how the fight over his replacement could paralyze the senate and all of washington. we'll hear from four republican presidential candidates, donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich. plus, that wild republican debate last night. >> you are a principle -- >> you are the single biggest liar. >> when you point to his own record, he screams liar, liar, liar. >> i think we're fixing to lose the election to hillary clinton if we don't stop this.