May have damaged fruit trees.
On January 6, Worcester, Massachusetts, reported record snowfall of 16.8 inches (42.7 cm), far surpassing the city’s previous record for the date of 9.8 inches (25 cm) set in 1994.
Also on January 6, the high temperature in Worcester reached just 6F (-14.4C), tying the previous record for this date set in 1896.
Sunday was even worse, with Worcester reaching a record low of -9F (-22.8C), breaking the old record of -5F (-20.6C) set on January 7, 1942.
Katie Carlson of Carlson Orchards said that it’s too soon to tell if the extreme cold damaged any of the fruit trees. Although the trees are currently dormant, they can sustain damage if temperatures fall below minus 15 degrees (-9.4C), especially peach trees, which are more vulnerable than apple trees.
Thanks to Clay Olson for this link