Temperatures across the Atlantic dipped so low during the 'bomb cyclone' that the ocean froze over in Massachusetts and one man captured footage of the astonishing scenes.

Ryan Canty posted a video to his YouTube channel showing his family joking around on top of frozen waves at Old Silver Beach in Falmouth.

Mr Canty said that his grandmother, who lives in the area, has only seen the ocean freeze over like this three times in the past 80 years.

Temperatures at Cape Cod plunged to lows of -4F on Saturday, and a day later on Sunday when the video was taken temperatures hovered around 21.2F.

The ocean waves are frozen solid to the point where people can easily walk across them without worrying about plunging into the icy depths.

Ocean water freezes at a lower temperature than plain water due to the salt content, freezing at around 28.4F. In the video, Mr Canty is heard saying that 'it looks like Antarctica right now'.

'Record breaking cold temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills will continue through the weekend over the eastern third of the nation.

The storm, known as the 'bomb cyclone', began three days ago in the Gulf of Mexico and first struck the Florida Panhandle.


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