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Cold Air Continues to Push Through the Nation

19 Dec 2016, 10:44 am

A bitter cold wave of air continues to push southward across the country. Well below average temperatures and bitter cold wind chills are being felt in much of the nation. Freeze Warnings continue this morning in California and Texas as temperatures have fallen to around freezing and just slightly below.

In the south, low wind chills are being found along with temperatures near freezing or colder.

As the strong cold front marched into the southern part of the country, wild temperature swings were seen from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Readings fell as much as 60 degrees overnight.  The temperatures this morning continue to plunge quickly with readings more than 30 degrees colder than yesterday in the Southeast.

Wind Chill Advisories have been issued in the Great Lakes for wind chills well below zero.

Wind chills fell to near 60 below zero this weekend in South Dakota and Minnesota. Sunday extremes from the coldest to warmest readings were 125 degrees! Highs were near 90 in Florida, with lows in the South Dakota down to around 40 below zero.

The coldest air today will be found around the Great Lakes, with readings stuck in the single digits and teens. Some warming will be felt in the Upper Midwest with readings climbing well above zero for the first time since Saturday. The cold air will swing into the Eastern U.S. into Tuesday morning.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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