After snow, US Midwest, Northeast brace for potential record cold

By REUTERS
January 4, 2014 19:34

 
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NEW YORK- Frigid temperatures gripped a wide swath of the US Midwest and Northeast on Saturday, as the regions dug out from a deadly snow storm and braced for another blast of dangerous winter weather.

A new round of Arctic air will bring potentially record low temperatures in areas from Montana to Michigan starting this weekend, with the extremely cold air pushing eastward and blanketing the Northeast by early Tuesday, said Bob Oravec, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

Blizzard conditions are expected in the Central Plains and Great Lakes regions, Oravec said.

Pittsburgh could see temperatures about 11 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (minus 24 Celsius) by the early hours of Tuesday. Chicago could be about negative 20 (minus 29 Celsius), he said.

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