NBC News Weather
Updated: 2 hours 36 min ago
Businesses are reeling as consumers stay home to ride out the freezing cold enveloping parts of the nation.
Twenty-one states saw temperatures drop to double digits below zero on Friday wreaking havoc on crews responding to emergencies.
Heavy snowstorm shut down roads around Jerusalem and even blanketed the Israeli desert. A cold front has been moving across the Middle East.
Lola and her bigger pal Thunder were rescued by firefighters in Revere, Mass., but not before Lola took a snap at a helping hand.