So how cold is it?

Jackie Bruno at NECN reports it's so cold that

A guy on Boylston St. tried printing his parking meter sticker but it's blank. Ink is frozen.

It's so cold, J. Tammaro reports from Park Street:

Sob Story Guy has changed his story to he needs a jacket at the goodwill on Harrison ave



Free tagging: 


Thermal printing

In re: to the parking meter situation

Fun fact: pretty much all POS printers (the most common being receipt printers in stores) do not use any ink at all. They use a process called (direct) thermal printing where the paper is specially treated to react to heat. It was likely too cold for the heat to properly thermally print his sticker and not a case of frozen ink.