Clear but very cold weather grips most of the north-eastern United States
Extreme cold gripped much of New England and the Middle Atlantic under largely clear skies. The temperature did not rise above zero in most places during the day and as night fell, dropped to minus ten degrees in New York, Boston, and elsewhere, reportedly the coldest levels recorded in these places since 1806. (By John Osborne)
"Intensely Cold Weather," New York Times, January 8, 1866, p. 8.
"The Intense Cold," New York Times, January 9, 1866, p. 5.