By Alan Raymond Published: Feb 27, 2014, 5:20 PM EST weather.com
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By Chris Dolce Published: Feb 28, 2014, 8:00 AM EST weather.com
- Midwest Region Details: High temperatures in the single digits, teens and low 20s will dominate from the northern Plains to the Upper Midwest and parts of the Great Lakes. Subzero highs will make an appearance in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest at times, especially Saturday and Sunday. Lows will be in the single digits and teens below zero from the northern Plains to the Upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes. Some 20s below zero are possible near the Canadian border (North Dakota, northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin). Wind chills at times this week will be in the teens, 20s, 30s and even 40s below zero from the northern Plains to the Upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes.
- Midwest Notables: In Minneapolis, the high temperature on Thursday failed to reach zero. This is only the fourth time in history where a subzero high temperature has been recorded on Feb. 27 or later. Kansas City’s high may struggle to rise out of the single digits Sunday. Dating to 1888, they have never had a March high in the single digits.
- City Forecasts: Chicago | Detroit | Fargo, N.D. | Minneapolis | Kansas City | Your Location
- Northeast Region Details: Highs will be in the 20s and 30s along the I-95 corridor from Boston to Philadelphia on Friday. Lows may fall into the teens through Saturday. Elsewhere, highs in the teens and 20s will take over locations from northern New England to western New York and western Pennsylvania. After a brief warm-up this weekend, cold will return Monday through at least the middle of next week.
- City Forecasts: Burlington, Vt. | Boston | Buffalo | New York | Philadelphia | Your Location
- South Region Details: A break from the cold starts Friday, continuing into Saturday, before the cold returns first to the southern Plains Sunday, then spreads into the rest of the Deep South and Southeast Monday into Tuesday. Sunday and Monday highs in Oklahoma may remain below freezing. Highs in the 40s and 50s will occur in the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley on Monday into Tuesday. Fifties for highs will be common in the rest of the Deep South and the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, with 40s in North Carolina and Virginia.
- City Forecasts: Atlanta | Charlotte | Dallas | Little Rock | Nashville | Your Location
How Cold Has this Winter Been?According to NOAA, the overall temperature for the Lower 48 in January was near average. This is because we had above-average warmth in the West balancing out the well below-average temperatures east of the Rockies. A total of 18 states from Michigan and Wisconsin to the Southeast recorded a top 15 coldest January.
Mike Wall, SPACE.com Published: Feb 28, 2014, 7:42 AM EST
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