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Arctic Cold Front to Bring Areas of Heavy Snow and Much Below Normal Temperatures to the Central U.S.

A strong cold front will sag south across the central U.S. today through this weekend with heavy snow and gusty winds from the northern Rockies into the central Plains, Great Lakes, and eventually the Northeast. Much below normal temperatures will spread across much of the northwest and north-central U.S. this weekend into next week. Heavy rain near the Gulf may bring flooding in the South. Read More >


A strong arctic high pressure system brought historic cold to much of the Midwest January 28th - January 31st.  Numerous low temperature records were broken, including all-time record lows at Cedar Rapids and Moline.  In addition, life threatening wind chills were reported with values below -30 degrees for many hours.  Numerous schools, churches, and businesses closed during the arctic outbreak.  
Summary of Records Broken at Climate Sites
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