Unusually-cold air has settled across a large part of the nation today.
Temperatures are as much as 30 degrees below seasonal normals!
The following locations are reporting temperatures within the lowest 10 percent of record.
A period of snow accompanied the arrival of the cold air. Most spots received between 1 and 3 inches (blue) but some spots received over 4 inches (yellow).
Note how snow was enhanced on the lee side of the open water of the Great Lakes
It will be a brutally-cold today. Here are anticipated high temperatures. Large parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions will not rise much above 20 degrees.
Record-setting temperatures can again be expected tonight.
The following locations are likely to set record lows tonight.
The good news is that a sustained warm up can be expected starting later this week and continuing into next week with temperatures moderating back to normal, or even above normal.