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Dangerous Cold Returning to Midwest, Northeast

The polar plunge will continue to spread across more of the eastern U.S. through Tues.
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
Deep Freeze
(AP Photo)

The polar vortex is headed southward once again, returning dangerously cold air to the Midwest and Northeast in the upcoming days.

The polar plunge has already started to invade the Upper Midwest and will continue to spread across more of the eastern half of the U.S. through Tuesday night.

While temperatures will drop below freezing as far south as northern Florida Tuesday night, the core of the cold will center on the Midwest and Northeast.

Highs will be held to the single digits and teens across these two regions once the frigid air takes up residence. Temperatures will even remain below zero during the daylight hours on Tuesday in and around Minnesota and the St. Lawrence Valley.

Temperatures will bottom out at 20 below zero or lower over parts of Minnesota Monday night, then 10 below zero or lower across the entire St. Lawrence Valley Tuesday night.

The good news is that prolonged biting winds will not accompany this cold blast in the Midwest, preventing a repeat of the extremely low AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures that were registered earlier this month.

The Northeast's coast will have to endure an extended stretch of brisk and frigid winds in the wake of Tuesday's snow.

The magnitude of this cold blast is still dangerous enough to put residents who do not properly bundle up at risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

Care should also be taken to ensure that livestock and other animals housed outdoors have adequate shelter.

"The cold may be intense enough to cause school closings, frozen pipes and water main breaks,"stated AccuWeather.com expert senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. "Heating systems may struggle to keep up, people will spend more money keeping their homes and businesses warm and ice will again build up on area rivers."

The Alberta Clipper at the leading edge of the dangerous cold blast will spread snow from the Dakotas to the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and southern New England Monday through Tuesday.

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A band of steadier and more disruptive snow will unfold along the spine of the Appalachians to southern New Jersey, the Delmarva and Cape Cod. Washington, D.C., lies within this zone.

A couple of snow showers will even spread as far south as the Carolinas, including Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.

Beyond Wednesday, temperatures may slightly rebound but frigid air should win out for the remainder of the month.

The next shot of arctic air, due to reach the U.S. Wednesday and Thursday, will encompass more of the Plains than the early week blast.

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better to prepare early right away,
when icey / snowy melty it on the land / river,
water will coming bad flooding to america land from the north america / canada

January 21 2014 at 3:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Melvin Curtis Ellis Shirle Jane>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>is HERE.....

January 21 2014 at 3:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Al Martinez

move to FLORIDA

January 21 2014 at 3:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Al Martinez's comment

what city,
remember jacksonville to key west have a bad storm,

January 21 2014 at 3:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well at least that old saying "when Hell freezes over " will never be used again as in Hell, Michigan goes !

January 21 2014 at 12:39 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

More global warming?

January 21 2014 at 12:07 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to neutralslamm's comment

yes icey / snowy melt,
water will coming flood in america land very badly

January 21 2014 at 3:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When is this all going to end ? The stores are low on beer, chips, dip and toilet paper ! This is the first time for this weather in Buffalo, NY in so long or maybe not !

January 21 2014 at 12:01 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to KCCROM's comment

I guess it's not perfect anywhere . The Florida summers are unmercifully hot and humid. It may sound crazy but I would trade our summers for your winters . unfortunately I am the only one in my family that feels that way.

January 21 2014 at 1:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Again I ask: Is this the year we see frost in Havana?

January 20 2014 at 10:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to blackcoffeeparty's comment

Havana Florida yes!!! Havana Cuba no!!! currently 65 degrees in Miami

January 21 2014 at 12:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

@jpclarksville. What they are saying is that this type of cold even for places such as Minnesota, the Dakotas and other parts is the extreme overnight lows. You probably couldn't go outside without frostbite with a temp of -21 and wind on top of that and that was the forecast low temperature on Wednesday morning in Minneapolis. I would hate to see what it would be in International Falls.

January 20 2014 at 9:57 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Curt's Stuff

Wikipedia: "In the scientific literature, there is a strong consensus that global surface temperatures have increased in recent decades and that the trend is caused mainly by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases. No scientific body of national or international standing disagrees with this view."

Except the geniuses posting here.

January 20 2014 at 9:53 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Curt's Stuff's comment

Even Wikipedia warns you that anyone who wants to contribute can post information on Wikipedia.. You might want to find a more reliable source for your citations, because Wikipedia is very unreliable.

I'd also be a bit more circumspect about insulting people just because they don't agree with you. I'm willing to bet at least one of the "...geniuses posting here." is aware of the fact that Wikipedia isn't a reliable source, especially when it comes to issues like climate change.

January 20 2014 at 10:48 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

You're angry because you can't convince with suspect theory and unreliable sources, so you resort to insults................now that is real genius.

January 21 2014 at 12:18 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Isabel Diaz

i hate colder here nyc OUTSIDE.. and keep warm myu home strong heat from boiler apt NYCHA...

January 20 2014 at 9:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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