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A strong surge of Arctic air dropped south across the Plains during mid-February 2021. While areas of the Deep South were receiving crippling snow & ice storms, the Northern Plains saw multiple days of record cold. This included dangerously cold wind chills of -30 to -40 or colder at times.

Sub-freezing temperatures grip much of the nation on the morning of February 15, 2021
Frozen landscape at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, SD
Sub-freezing temperatures grip much of the nation on the morning of February 15, 2021 Another brutally cold morning in the nation's midsection, with sub-zero temperatures into northeast Texas - February 16, 2021
Sub-freezing temperatures grip much of the nation
on the morning of February 15, 2021
Another brutally cold morning in the nation's midsection, with sub-zero temperatures into northeast Texas - February 16, 2021
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