Dec 7, 2019

Frostiest air of the season expected to blast Midwest next week

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The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region is forecast to be hit with temperatures 30 degrees below average under Arctic high-pressure next week, the Washington Post reports.

The state of play: In addition to the intense cold, rain and snow are likely and could impact travel conditions the Weather Channel notes.

  • Chicago could spend 80 hours or more with below-freezing temperatures starting Monday, per the Post.
  • North Dakota is anticipated to hit the single digits on Tuesday and Wednesday, with "overnight lows 10 to 15 below zero" possible, the National Weather Service reports.
  • Minneapolis could hit a record-low next Wednesday morning, with the National Weather Service forecasting minus-12 degrees. The record low for December presently sits at minus-14 dating back to December 11, 1972, per the Post.

Yes, but: Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Richmond may see a warm stream pushing the cities close to 60 degrees, while Raleigh, N.C. is forecast to hit the 70-degree mark, the Post writes.

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Surprisingly warm weather forecast for much of the U.S. ahead of the holidays

Temperatures could be 15–20 degrees higher than average in parts of the country ahead of the holidays, while two storms may bring as much as half a foot of rain to the Southeast and a mix of snow and rain to the Pacific Northwest, the Washington Post reports.

What to watch: A storm is brewing and is expected to move through the middle of the country late next week, as many people plan post-Christmas travel, the Post writes. It's too early to know for sure, but the storms could be disruptive to those plans, per the Post

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The Atlantic Ocean and states in the Northeast are warming dramatically

Storm clouds on the skyline of Manhattan in New York City before a powerful storm brought nasty wind gusts Photo: Kena Betancur/VIEWpress

States in the Northeast are warming more over the long and short-term than other U.S. regions, according to a USA Today analysis of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data.

Why it matters: The changes have manifested in the unusual appearance of warm-water fish off the New England coast, the warming of the Great Lakes, and higher ocean temperatures, which influence coastal weather and push snowfall farther inland.

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Deadly winter storms sweep Midwest

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A storm that's dumping almost a foot of snow across much of the Midwest has killed at least nine people as it tracks toward the Northeast, AP reports.

The state of play: The storms have caused schools to close and caused traffic chaos across the region, AP notes.

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