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is going to fight harder for you than you. >> perfect way to end. thank you both very much indeed. that's all for us tonight. they have been hit hard and continue to be hit hard by this wintery weather. also, we've got correspondents all throughout the region covering the storm, from a lot of different angles. but first, i want to give you a big picture on what is a very big storm. dangerous driving conditions
around d.c. send this car spinning out of control on the beltway. federal officials were taking no chances. the nation's capital closed for business. federal offices shuttered and the president's schedule scaled back as the city braces for accumulations for up to 10 inches of snow. as far west as iowa, winter weather plagued commuters. traffic on i-80 was backed up for hours after this tractor trailer jackknifed, leading to multiple collisions of cars crashing into this ditch. lake-effect snow continues to wallop the midwest with parts of indiana in near whiteout conditions. snow was falling up to two inches per hour. chicago also hit with lake-effect snow, more than 8 inches overnight. and today, massive winds swept into the windy city, shown here in this time lapse photography, bringing with it more frigid air. >> windchill temperatures will be dragging temperatures into the negative teens.
these are dangerous conditions we expect to continue through tomorrow and strongly urge residents to exercise caution over the next few days. >> in ohio, the governor declared a statewide energy emergency due to a propane and heating oil shortage. states of emergency two for delaware and new york and nearly the entire eastern seaboard braces for a very long, snowy and cold night. it's been a long and cold day, i can tell you that. they're still plowing the sidewalks here in midtown manhattan. all day long, throughout the city, people have been out, trying to clear the streets, three, four, five times. let's check in with chad myers. he's out on the streets in plymouth, massachusetts. chad, what's it like where you are? >> reporter: you know, anderson, it has gotten colder. and i know we always say, the
winds are picking up, but i am cold now. and i wasn't cold all day. i have six layers on. i have something called a weather proof shirt on. i have something called the chilly pepper shirt on, i an undershirt on and two coats on and now i am cold. and that hasn't happened all day. my producer and photographer think that i'm in a snow globe, because if you look at this snow, it looks like you took the snow globe that has central park in it and you spun it around and all those little flakes are spinning around. this is what we've been feeling for the past few hours. if you look down right here, this is concrete, but it's been snowing and snowing for hours. but if you come over here, now all of a sudden i'm all the way down well past my knee. that's 14, 16 inches of snow right there. but this snow is the snow you want to ski on in utah and colorado. this isn't the snow we get in pennsylvania and you're skiing on ice all day long. this is awesome snow.
this is powder. this is what we call 20 to 1 snow. most snow is 1 to 7. one inch of liquid water makes seven inches of snow. this one inch of water makes 20 inches of snow. that's why it's so light and fluffy and why we have a ground blizzard, anderson. >> chad, you're happy to be out of the weather center, aren't you? >> reporter: every once in a while they have to let the cat out. >> how much longer is this going to go on for, chad? >> reporter: i am in this at least another 12 hours. an inch of hour, we'll have another foot on top of what we see here by the time we get back on the air tomorrow morning. >> going to be a long night. we'll check in with you later on in the broadcast. want to go to washington, d.c. now. they shut down things yesterday, didn't they, athena? >> reporter: hi, anderson.
they shut down the federal government today, closed down many of the school systems in the area. some parts of the government have been open today. the supreme court was hearing oral arguments. the smithsonian museums were open. but it's been snowing now for 12 hours, with a little bit of a break a few hours ago. but it's beginning to taper off, but the national weather service's winter storm warning is in effect until 11:00 p.m., so this could go on at least through the next hour. this is very light snow. you can blow it. it's not so great for building the snowman and that sort of thing we've seen people around here trying to do all day. that may be why some students were making a snow jabba the hut. but this really is about dangerous temperatures and conditions outside. the national weather service has put out a windchill advisory. right now, it's about 21
degrees. but 6 degrees with the windchill factored in. and the national weather service says it could get down to 5 to 15 below zero tonight. so they're warning everyone, wear hat and gloves and several layers. but if you don't have to be outside, stay in. anderson? >> we've seen washington freak out even with a little bit, but this is the most they've had since like 2011? >> reporter: right. there was a big storm in late january of 2011. so this is looking like with an accumulation expected between 4 and 8 inches. the larger accumulation also be outside of the downtown part of d.c. to the north and west outside the capital beltway. but it's been very, very helpful having the government closed, having the schools closed. we haven't seen a lot of traffic out on the roads. we've seen snowplows out on the city treats and highways making sure they're clear and passable, laying down salt, plowing sidewalks. so they've tried to be on top of this, the city has, but it's
been helpful not having a lot of cars on the street. one more warning from the national weather service. because traveling in this kind of weather, the blowing snow and ice, people should only travel in an emergency. if they get in their car, have food, water, a blanket and flashlights just in case something goes wrong. >> athena, thank you very much. let's check in with maggie lake, in seabright, new jersey. how are things there tonight? >> reporter: anderson, we are dealing with very high winds, blowing snow and frigid temperatures. we're in one of the hardest hit counties. one of the things we don't have is the flooding. just behind me is of course the ocean, the beach clubs and this town so devastated. so i want to show you what the problem is.
these roads are absolutely packed down with ice. the storm started here in new jersey about four hours earlier than anyone expected and over 280 accidents in new jersey. they do have a state of emergency here. traffic was gnarled all day. there's a lot of concerned, officials asking people to stay off the road. right now, based on what we're seeing, it looks like people are heeding that advice. but that's going to be a big issue tomorrow morning when we face a commute. >> it took you a long time just to get out there, and it's not that far away. >> reporter: it took us absolute hours, all of the roads were a parking lot. that has been the case around the tristate area. we should mention, anderson, a little bit of a worry. we have a super bowl happening in the garden state in new jersey in a couple of weeks. it's outside of these very cold temperatures, everyone hoping we don't see a repeat for the big game.
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later." a special edition. we are obviously outside where it's about 12 degrees, expected to go lower tonight. about 8 inches of snow throughout the city of new york. as much as a foot expected by tomorrow morning. i want to check in with chad myers who is in plymouth, massachusetts. were people there prepared for this? >> reporter: i think people were unimpressed with the forecast. i think they're so numb to this winter. it's been so very cold. i'm dressed up like i belong in "christmas story" and i can't move and i am going to put somebody's eye out. but some people here were simply unfazed. you're not wearing a coat. >> it's not cold out. it's not cold. >> reporter: this isn't cold? windchill factor 10 below zero. >> yeah, it's not cold out yet. >> i think he's crazy. >> reporter: does he have a pulse? >> yeah, he does have a pulse.
>> reporter: he said he's from finland or somewhere and said this isn't cold. i went, yes, sir, it is, and please put a jacket on because it is cold everywhere. the windchill is now down to about 16 below zero where i'm standing right now and it's not going to go up for a couple of days here, anderson. another couple of cold nights and the snow still coming down, probably another 6 to 10 inches. and people are unimpressed? >> i don't get it. by the commute tomorrow morning, the snow will have stopped coming down? >> reporter: not here. at the cape and all the way through boston, it will still be snowing. it's going to be a tough trip up into boston. but it will stop snowing for connecticut, for rhode island, back into new york and new jersey, philadelphia, yes, it's all stopped for all of the real big cities. but it's going to take days for this to clean up. >> chad, appreciate you being out there all day long.
i want to check in with poppy harlow, about an hour drive out on eastern long island. but it took you what, like four hours to get out there? >> reporter: four hours. a complete nightmare on the roads. we took the long island expressway. and about every other eastern roadway you could take to get out here. it took us four plus hours. i was looking at the speedometer. we never went over 10 miles per hour. we're in the north shore of long island, and no one is out right now. i was listening to chad saying he had six layers on. he's dressing like a meteorologist. we are not. we saw folks out here without any jackets. i'm from minnesota, and i am freezing. it feels like negative 3. the issue is yes, you have 10 inches of snow, and it's not going to get over 14 all day tomorrow. that means the roads that are
already awful are going to get worse and worse and worse. a lot of folks out here live and commute in new york city. they had a heck of a time getting home, and they're likely not going to go into the city on the roads tonight. we're going to try to take a late night train into the city. but it's a state of emergency here. almost all the school also be closed tomorrow morning. but it is beautiful and i can't complain. >> i always get takeout at night. all the places are closed for food and stuff, so i imagine stuff there is also closed. >> reporter: well, we got some pizza. we talked about that at 8:00. that was great. thank you to the guys there. went to the wine shop, which we also talked about, hoping to get some wine for the team. we've got the producers here, hoping to buy them a bottle of wine, because it's not been a great day. it is closed, to my dismay. but you learn a lot about your team when you're out here, like bob the cameraman said this is
nothing, he used to operate a ski lift. so you learn things. >> poppy, thank you very much. let's check in with jennifer gray, who is in the weather center, hopefully warm. just for travel for folks at airports, it's been a nightmare all day. >> it has been a nightmare and will continue to snowball, if you will, into tomorrow. the good news is, it is starting to push out in places like d.c., and it's going to continue to hug the coast. as we go through the overnight hours, new york city starting to taper off in your area, as well. boston still getting some snow and just like chad said a few moments ago, boston, the cape, could pick up a couple more inches. it is expected to linger into tomorrow morning. but impressive amounts of snow. these are all records set across the northeast.
we set a record in philly of 11 inches of snow. central park set a record at more than 7 inches. wilmington 7, and laguardia set a record at 6 inches. so this is the additional snow added to what's already fallen. we could see any where from two to four more inches of snow along the coast of say new jersey and long island and then boston into plymouth where chad is, we could see an additional 8 to 10 inches. this is going to continue to track to the northeast, push on out. you can see the snow lingering in massachusetts by tomorrow morning, then pushing on into canada. it is cold. temperatures will get down to what feels like 14 below zero my tomorrow morning. the three-day forecast, d.c., new york, you'll be in the teens for highs tomorrow. that is cold. >> jennifer, appreciate the update. i want to check in on ted
rowlands who is in chicago. earlier in the program, we showed a time lapse image. it looked brutally cold there. how is it now? >> reporter: it feels brutally cold and it is around zero right now, and with the windchills, we're well below zero. we got hammered with the snow last night and the lake-effect snow during the day today. the commute from o'hare into the city was over two hours. normally it's 35, 40 minutes. tonight, the rush shower was just as bad going east towards gary, indiana. it's been a nightmare. the good news for us, we're warming up to 20 degrees tomorrow while you folks in the east continue with the frigid temperatures. looking forward to tomorrow because it's been brutal. >> i hope you get warm tonight. jason carroll is joining us not too far from here in manhattan, by columbia university. jason, i know you've been out
throughout the day. a lot of kids up there at columbia university, for them this must be a lot of fun. >> reporter: yeah, let's give you a look around. this is what they do every single time, anderson, there's a huge snowstorm. they end up having a snowball fight. hundreds of students out here getting pummelled. we need defense out here. they're going to get it. every year you guys come out here and do this and get this abuse. is it worth it all? give us a second to talk. >> it's very cold, it's miserable. i hate it. >> reporter: this is the city that never sleeps, but this is one way of trying to stay warm. >> snowball part two! >> reporter: you can see hundreds of students have
gathered around the campus here. they're planning to stay here until about midnight. this is their way of staying warm here at columbia university. getting in with the snow, which as you can see down here, it's light, fluffy. hard to make a snowball, but they're trying and doing a pretty good job. i think i need a little defense out here. >> all right, jason. good luck on getting out of that one. >> reporter: thanks a lot. back to you. >> glad i don't have that assignment. when we come back, the day's other news. i'm going to go inside and get warm. before i was in the news, i used to stair at people and think why don't they go instead? we're going to go inside and talk to major giuliani and the mayor of toronto, rob ford, back in the headlines. another video of him believed to have been taken last night. the mayor admits he was drunk. we'll show you the video.
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rudy giuliani has down played governor chris christie's allegations. thank you very much for being with us. what do you make of these allegations from the mayor of hoboken? she now says she has these letters she sent to the governor's office before this meeting with the lieutenant governor that show a pattern of pressure to receiving sandy aid. do you think she has any credibility? >> i don't know. i don't know the background of all this.
having spent more of my time in the courtroom than i have in politics, i think there are a lot of questions about the mayor's statement. the mayor didn't make this statement until the witch hunt began, until all the other democrats weighed in. she was saying just a few months ago he was a great governor. she, just a short while ago, denied there was any connection between pressure and endorsing the mayor, and any threats with regard to endorsing the governor rather. so look, there are a of what we would call as lawyers prior contradictory statements and the lieutenant governor denies it. the lieutenant governor says it's not true. >> somebody is not telling the truth, either mayor of hoboken, or the lieutenant governor. >> no question about that. >> she did say previously the mayor said that christie was not pressuring her based on not giving an endorsement as you said.
even last night on my program, she said that christie has done great things for hoboken and the state. so the fact that she is still in some ways a christie supporter, some say that would lend credibility to her. >> what takes credibility is she knew this from quite some time and didn't come forward, even though it didn't significant damage to her citizens. >> she said she didn't think anybody would believe her. >> i would like to see if i wouldn't come for ward with an allegation like that, if it hurt the people of new york, that's a heck of a thing to say. these threats are made by the lieutenant governor, threats that will hurt the people of your city, and you're afraid to come forward with it until there's a witch hunt to join? there are real questions about. this the reality, is this is a witch hunt.
the person running this investigation, it looks to me like every democrat in the legislature, this person announced before it started that governor christie isn't telling the truth. how would we allow someone to run a senate committee who already announced that the person who is at the top of the investigation isn't telling the truth? that assemblyman should recuse himself, shouldn't he? >> he was on the program last night. he's not willing to say that he believes the mayor of hoboken. he's now saying look, we have to let the investigation play out. >> anderson, i'm not talking about the mayor of hoboken. i'm saying the assemblyman announced that chris christie is not telling the truth. how can he be an impartial arbiter of this thing? they really should select a more impartial person to do it if they want to give it any sense of fairness. >> when you were here just after the bridge scandal broke, you
said that the unfortunate thing for governor christie, if there is something that reinforces a stereotype, that's when it becomes a big deal. is there a danger of that with these new allegations? >> absolutely. >> do you think the mayor of hoboken is part of -- being promoted by the dnc? i asked her if he had been contacted by the dnc and she says she has no connections. >> she doesn't have to be part of it. i would expect that other mayors will now come forward, listing whatever gripe they have. what i'm saying about her allegation, and i'm not saying she's not telling the truth or isn't, but if we want to use the standard test of whether someone is telling the truth, prior inconsistent statements, prior behavior inconsistent with what she is saying now. she's threatened, threatened in a way that will hurt the people of her city. she doesn't come forward with it
until all of this comes out. so those are things that have to be taken into consideration if you're running a fair investigation that lends a certain degree of lack of credibility to what she's saying. the lieutenant governor has no prior inconsistent statements or inconsistent prior behavior. so i don't believe this committee wants to be fair when the person running it has already announced the governor is a liar. >> you have a close relationship with the governor, obviously. we've talked about that before. >> i do. >> according to one report i read, christie has had eight of your former aides working for him, including bridget anne kelly, who contacted the port authority who has now been fired by the governor. what is she like? she worked for you. do you know her well? >> i don't know her. >> she worked for your -- >> she worked somewhere in my
presidential campaign. i don't remember what she did or coming into contact with her there. i did come into contact with her since she's been working with governor christie, however. she seemed like a fine person to me, but i have little knowledge about her. >> what happens now? there's not just -- you say this is a political witch hunt. the legislature investigation. but there's also a prosecutor, a state attorney looking into this. >> there is. there's a prosecutor looking into this. and that i think is a different story. the united states attorney's office in new jersey, although the prosecutor is appointed by president obama and it's a democratic administration, the prosecutor, who i know somewhat about, i know his reputation, has a very fine reputation. i think that's a very different kind of situation, and more likely to get an impartial inquiry. as opposed to all the democrats, both houses now seeing plenty of television time. i do find it, as a former associate attorney general and
united states attorney, i find it strange that the person in charge comes out and announces his conclusion before the investigation even begins. i think that's very strange. >> as a former prosecutor, what would you -- had the mayor of hoboken, back when she said she had this conversation with the lieutenant governor, gone to legal authorities and said look, i'm being strong armed, what do you think she should have done as mayor if in fact that conversation took place? >> she should have reported it then. she's reporting it now. she should have reported it then. she could have possibly freed up the money for her city she felt they were entitled to. rather than sitting on it because she alleges she was afraid. so you have either one of two things that could have happened. this happened, she was afraid, she didn't come forward, strange that she wouldn't. doesn't seem like a strong mayor
that couldn't come forward and fight for the people of your city. >> she says she was intimidated. she's a former stay at home mom to got involved in politics to build a park in her neighborhood. >> she doesn't look too intimidated right now. something happened. something happened to her, something happened to her. i don't know, she might have been -- had a conversion of some kind or other. doesn't look too intimidated when i see her on tv. >> the former gop candidate of governor of virginia said christie should step down as head of the republican governor's association. do you agree with that? >> i don't agree with that. this is part of what happens when the snowball effect -- i think we are when we were when we first talked about this, anderson. is he telling the truth or isn't he? if he is telling the truth, then i think this is a situation where something bad happened but he handled it correctly, held people accountable.
i think if he's telling the truth, and he handled it that way, this thing turns out to be a problem, but one that has another side it to. if he's not telling the truth and particularly with a u.s. attorney's investigation, i think we'll find that out. and then of course, his political career is in grave jeopardy. i think we have to give it time, calm it down, give it time and we're going to find out the truth here. >> mayor giuliani, good to have you on the program. >> thank you, anderson. and bear up well under the snow there. >> i'm not going to ask you about the toronto mayor, by the way. i'm going to let you off the hook on that one. >> that's for a psychiatrist. >> we'll hand that over to dr. drew or something. coming up, toronto's they
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[ indiscernible ] >> that was posted on youtube today. if you can make out even a quarter of what you're saying, you're doing better than i am. he did speak to reporters about this. he appeared to be speaking in sort of a jamaican accent. he admitted that he was drinking last night. here's what he said, it's an audio only interview. let's listen. >> were you drinking last night? >> a it little bit, yeah. [ inaudible ]
>> he was holding court in a fast food restaurant it looked like. rob ford, i mean, this thing is just a week ago he told a reporter that he doesn't drink, didn't he? >> yeah, and probably more than that, anderson, because his brother was asked just a few hours ago was that your brother on the tape? he said, no, it couldn't have been. i talked to him at 10:30. so clearly he's not just telling me he's not drinking, he's telling his family he's not drinking. then he says yeah, i had a few drinks, i was talking to friends, trying to put it into a box. his only very confusing personal box that. is just not going to wash with many people. i've been speaking to counselors for weeks. they had a terrible ice storm in toronto, could be upwards of $250 million in damage. they want somebody competent enough to run the city.
rob ford is hanging on. i spoke to his lawyer. he says there's nothing in that video that would indicate he's in legal trouble, no trouble with his job, and it's obvious he's fallen off the wagon and facing some hurdles in trying to deal with what is clearly substance abuse. >> people make fun of it, but this is a real issue that clearly he's dealing with something very serious here. it's hard to understand exactly what he's saying in this video. can you explain any of what he's talking about? he does seem to be using a jamaican accent. >> you know, i wish i couldn't explain it, but i can. what he's talking about very clearly, is the fact the police were in a surveillance operation that did cost millions of dollars to find out if the mayor was doing anything illegal. extraordinary, because then he criticizes the police chief that he employs. it is an incredible set of
events that he would be going on in this video about legal issues that are still before the courts. his lawyer says he didn't do anything illegal, but the people of toronto have to be shaking their heads, especially after what they've gone through. >> he said he's hanging out with his friends in his private time. if these are his friends, he needs to get a better group of friends to tell him a drunken rant in a fast food restaurant late at night is not a good idea. appreciate the update. keeping them honest tonight, an aspiring governor is under fire for allegedly blurring the facts of her life story, stretching the truth to the point where some feel misled. wendy davis became a democratic superstar last summer with her marathon filibuster of strict abortion regulations. now she's made her life story really the center piece of her campaign and it's a compelling story, a teenage single mom who pulled herself out of a trailer park.
keeping them honest, that story doesn't stand up to the facts. here's ed lavendara. >> reporter: wendy davis spent around 11 hours last summer filibustering a controversial abortion bill in the texas legislature. it was a wild, rowdy night inside the texas capital. she emerged as the great hope of texas democrats to reclaim the governor's seat, which republicans have controlled since 1994. >> i was raised by a single mom. >> reporter: davis' personal journey of struggle and hard work seems tailor made for a political campaign, a divorced single mother, a rise out of a trailer park to harvard law school. but then some discrepancies in the story. while the basics are true. davis, working multiple jobs, graduates from college and harvard law school. but a closer look suggests the
exact details are more elusive. >> my mom started out in a very tough spot. she was raised by a single mom. by the time i was 19, i was a single parent living in a mobile home. >> reporter: she separated from her husband at 19 and divorced at 21. and the trailer, she may have only lived there for a few months. because of the scrutiny surrounding wendy davis' story, her campaign put out a two-page biography. it says she was married at 18 and they had their first child at age 19 and lived here. at some point they were separated and wendy davis and her daughter remained here. but it's not clear just how long that was. the biography says they struggled to make ends meet. bud kennedy has seen firsthand wendy davis skyrocket to the top
of the information political scene. and he says the trailer played a minor role in her story until recently. >> the trailer was never a big deal until this year. she's gone through bitter campaigns where she won and lost. two very bitter campaigns for state senate. the trailer was never a big deal, it was always something she said in passing. >> reporter: then there was the issue how she paid for several years of college, a topic often featured in her campaign ads. >> she could have buckled under, but instead she buckled down and enrolled in community college, and got herself into harvard law school. >> reporter: she had help along the way. davis had gotten remarried by then and her second husband tells cnn he paid for her last two years of college and cashed in his 401(k) to pay for law school. >> my name is wendy davis.
>> reporter: she also relied on financial aid and scholarships. davis has systematically and intentionally and repeatedly deceived texans, and calls her personal story a fanciful narrative. >> so what is wendy davis saying about all this? >> reporter: we spent the last two days trying to get an interview and that request has been denied. but she did post a letter to her supporters on her campaign's website this afternoon, saying that the abbott campaign has stooped to a new low here, that she's not surprised that they would resort to attacking the story of a single mother who worked hard to get ahead. in the "dallas morning news" interview, she acknowledged that she should be tighter with her language, but says she will keep on talking about her story because "you're damn right, it's a true story." a lot more is happening tonight. susan hendricks has more.
chilling stuff, not appropriate for everyone, showing that plane crash earlier this month. it happened in aspen, colorado. night vision camera footage showing the twin engine business jet trying to land. you see it here, in high winds, touching down hard and bursting into flames. a co-pilot was kid, two others hurt. the airport has a reputation for being challenging to land at due to its location in a narrow mountain valley. a student was shot to death at purdue university. the suspect, another student, surrendered. no word yet on a motive for that killing. dna tests confirmed the remains are those of the severely autistic seen that was the focus of a city wide search since he fled his school in october. former virginia governor robert mcconnell, once a rising star in the republican party, and his wife are facing federal charges of accepting illegal
gifts. they are accused of accepting trips, a rolex watch, clothes and more from a businessman. he denies doing anything illegal. former first lady barbara bush adores bill clinton. she says her husband and mr. clinton are close, and see each other each summer. she has grown fond of him, too. the confession coming in an interview she gave c-span. take a look. >> my husband, bill clinton and i have become great friends. i think that he thinks of george a little bit like the father he didn't have. and he's very loving to him. and i really appreciate that. i love bill clinton. maybe not his politics, but i love bill clinton. >> interesting. >> so there you have it. >> susan, thank you very much. coming up next, a final look at the weather tonight and what to expect tomorrow. i'm beth...
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before we go, i want to take one last look at the weather. no one is having a better time than chad myers. he's clearly happy to be out of the weather center. take a look. >> reporter: on a normal summer day, people would walk up to this booth and ask for a sunset cruise. not today. now go down here, and i'm thinking that's probably a good six inches here. but around the corner, i can see the pavement, and that's because the way the wind is blowing. the winds will blow 15 to 30 miles per hour. the windchill factor is zero. the people here call thing a minor inconvenience. stay home tonight, turn on the tv and enjoy the night, maybe start a fire. i have six layers on.
i have a weather proof shirt on. i have a chilly pepper shirt on. i have a tommy copper shirt on. i have an undershirt on and two coats on, and now i am cold. >> chad, you're happy to be out of the weather center, aren't you? >> reporter: every once in a while, they have to let the cat out. >> and chad myers is back with us one last time. he's now donned a pair of glasses. what is going on? explain what are commuters going to face tomorrow morning? >> reporter: we are going to see ice everywhere. even though they're salting roads, that is not going to work at 10 degrees above zero. that salted water will rephrase. salt ice will rephrase. that's where i feel like i am right now, doing an episode of "deadliest catch" and there should be crab out here. it's so cold. the snow now feels nor like an ice pellet.
it feels like sleet more than snow. we believe that's because the ocean effect or ocean enhanced snow is starting. think about lake-effect snow. it comes off of lake erie and dumps itself on buffalo, because there's a lake there. that's the water that gives up its moisture. now we believe the ocean is doing the same thing, giving up moisture to make the snow. the wind is blowing at least 30. i just had a report of about 37, and down to nantucket, almost 40 miles per hour. and the winds have picked up all night long. they're going to howl through this town. these buildings in this town are from like 1600, some of them. i can imagine there will be snow inside some of these houses because the seals on these houses and these windows aren't so good being this old in this town. what a beautiful place it is. and in the snow, it's great. when the wind stops, it will be finally beautiful.
right now it seems deadly. anderson? >> chad, appreciate it. i appreciate you staying out there. that does it for this snowy edition of "ac 360 later." thanks for watching. we'll leave you with another look from jason carroll's snowball fight at columbia university. >> i'll give you a look around here so you can see what's happening. this is what they do every single time, anderson, there's a huge snowstorm. they end up having a snowball fight. hundreds of students out here, getting pummelled. i need defense out here. we need defense. now they're going to get it. every year you come out here and do this, get this abuse. is it worth it all? give us a second to talk. >> it's very cold, it's miserable. i hate it. >> reporter: you know, this is the city that never sleeps, but
literally, this is one way of trying to stay warm. [ all screaming ] >> snowball, part two. >> reporter: snowball, part two, anderson. you can see hundreds of students that actually gathered around the campus here. this is their way of staying warm here at columbia university, getting in with the snow, which as you can see down here, it's light, fluffy. hard to make a snowball. but they're trying. and they're doing a pretty good job. i think i need a little defense out here. >> all right, jason, good luck on getting out of that one. >> when you're out there, you don't have a playback, so i couldn't see what was happening to jason, so i knew something was going on, but i didn't know it was quite that bad. thank you very much for watching. we wish you the best in dealing with this wintery weather and have a safe commute tomorrow morning. if you're at an airport, hope
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