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Cold, snow to blast central, eastern U.S. this week; wind chill could drop to -25 by Doyle Rice, USA TODAY•Get ready to shiver.Some of the coldest air of the season is poised to barrel into portions of the central and eastern U.S. over the next couple of days, forecasters say.”Very cold Arctic air will plunge southward into the northern and central Plains through Monday and into the Great Lakes and Midwest Monday and Tuesday,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Jack Boston said.Some locations from the eastern Dakotas to Minnesota and northern Wisconsin will remain below zero degrees for a period of 24-48 hours from Monday night into Wednesday night, according to AccuWeather.Howling winds will drop the wind chill to a numbing 25 degrees below zero in some parts of the northern Plains, the National Weather Service said. The cold will then plow east from Tuesday into Thursday, sending temperatures plummeting by some 30 degrees. For instance, after a high in the lower 60s Tuesday, New York City could struggle to reach freezing by Thursday, the Weather Channel said.Highs in the 40s and lower 50s will be common in much of the South by Tuesday and Wednesday.Along with the cold, snow will also fly across portions of the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast. Even portions of the South could see some snow.In fact, wet snow is likely along an approximately 1,000-mile corridor from Tennessee to Maine spanning Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, AccuWeather said.”Along the 1,000-mile swath, a general coating to 3 inches of snow is forecast,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno. „Much less snow is expected to accumulate on the roads,” he added.Still, by Wednesday morning, snow may create slick roads from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Lake-effect snow will be the story near the Great Lakes, where portions of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York State will see heavy snow at times. „We expect this to be the most substantial lake-effect snow event of the season so far throughout the Great Lakes region,” AccuWeather Broadcast Meteorologist Laura Velasquez said.In the Midwest, snow was a factor Monday morning in a 50-car pileup near Altoona, Iowa, which seriously injured one person, the Des Moines Register said.
5-Year-Old Carries Baby in Subzero Cold After They Are Abandoned, Police Say
A 5-year-old, wearing just socks and light clothing, carried an 18-month-old through subzero temperatures in the Yukon Flats of Alaska after the power went out at the home where they had been left alone, according to the authorities.
The power failure scared the older child, who then carried the baby to a home about half a mile away in Venetie, Alaska, Tuesday, the Alaska State Department of Public Safety said in a statement Friday.
At the time, the temperature was about 31 degrees below zero, officials said, and both children suffered unspecified injuries from the cold. It was not immediately clear how the younger child had been dressed.
The children are expected to make a full recovery, Ken Marsh, a department spokesman, said Sunday.
To reach the remote community, which has a population of 166 and is nearly 150 miles north of Fairbanks in interior Alaska, troopers had to charter a plane, Marsh said.
“It took 12 to 16 hours for them to actually get there,” he said. “Fortunately, we were confident that the children were in good hands because a neighbor had taken them in and we had spoken with the neighbor.”
An investigation led to the arrest of Julie Peter, 37, who was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, officials said.
Efforts to reach Peter were unsuccessful.
The investigation revealed she had “deserted” the children in her home with no adult supervision, officials said. It was not clear whether Peter was related to the children or if the children were related to each other.
Officials did not release the details of those relationships because the victims were minors, Marsh said.
Venetie experiences extreme temperatures throughout the year but especially in the winter.
From November to March, the temperature typically dips below zero and extended periods of temperatures of minus 50 to minus 60 degrees are common, according to the Tanana Chiefs Conference, an Alaska Native nonprofit that serves the 42 villages of interior Alaska.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.
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