Harshest arctic air of season to grip midwestern, eastern US

By AccuWeather

Brutal cold will sweep into the eastern US to start the new week, ushered in by snow and localized squalls in the Northeast.

The new arctic blast will be the harshest the Midwest and East has experienced so far this season.

According to AccuWeather Chief Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, “The arctic deep freeze will last two to three days in most places.”

Parts of eastern North Dakota, Minnesota and northeastern Iowa will not see temperatures climb above zero until Tuesday, making for a total of 72 hours of subzero readings since the weekend started.

Temperatures dangerously dropped under 10 below zero F on Sunday night and will do so once again on Monday night in and around Minnesota. Some communities near the Canadian border will register lows under 20 below zero F.

AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be life-threatening if people venture out without being properly dressed from the northern Plains to the Ohio Valley.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Harshest arctic air of season to grip midwestern, eastern US

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