Though temperatures will warm across the United States in the next few days, an artic blast of cold winter air affected a good portion of the country over the last week. Freezing cold made it all the way to Florida and is blamed for more than 20 deaths nationwide.
A woman falls while slipping on ice during freezing rain on Roosevelt Island, a borough of Manhattan, in New York City on Jan. 5. The city was hit on Friday by the first severe winter storm of 2014 and was still in the grip of sub-freezing weather on Sunday morning. The woman got up and walked away from the fall.
Lynette Johnson snow blows her Springville, NY,driveway in the bitter wind and cold on Jan. 6.
The Chicago skyline is seen beyond the arctic sea smoke rising off Lake Michigan in Chicago, Il, on Jan. 6. A blast of Arctic air gripped the mid-section of the United States on Monday, bringing the coldest temperatures in two decades, forcing businesses and schools to close and causing widespread airline delays and hazardous driving conditions. Meteorologists said temperatures were dangerously cold and life-threatening in some places, with 0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 18 Celsius) recorded in Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis. The chill was set to bear down on eastern and southern states as the day wore on.
wo people duck into the blowing snow as they leave the U City Loop next to the statue of Chuck Berry on Jan. 5 in St. Louis. Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri.
A woman pushes her daughter and their groceries through blowing snow in the Kroger parking lot in Green Acres Plaza on State Street in Saginaw Township, Mich., on Jan. 6. Bitter cold air and blowing snow moved into the area Monday.
Mist rises from Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on Jan. 6 in Chicago, Il. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city
Leaves are captured in the frozen runoff water along the curb on Wiley Drive in South Roanoke, Va., on Jan. 7. Brutal, life-threatening cold descended over the East and the South, sending the mercury plummeting Tuesday into the single digits and teens.
Organic farmer Will Muir of Wholesome Living Farm breaks through the ice on a pond so his cows can access drinking water in the midst of bitter cold below-zero temperatures on Jan. 7 in Winchester, Ky. Temperatures in the single digits coupled with below-zero wind chills have prompted the closure of local governments, schools, and businesses throughout the South.
A flock of gulls flies against frigid winds of an arctic cold front over the ice of Irondequoit Bay in Irondequoit, N.Y. on Jan. 7. A wind chill warning was issued making it feel like it was 25 degrees below zero or colder for several hours
Two people help a stranded motorist up snow-covered exit ramp on I-44 Jan. 5 in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way.
James Diers attempts to jump start his car in Minneapolis on Jan. 7. A deadly blast of Arctic air that shattered decades-old records as it gripped the middle United States moved eastward on Tuesday, canceling thousands of flights, paralyzing road travel, and closing schools and businesses. Minneapolis public schools were to be closed for a second day on Tuesday "due to extremely cold temperatures," after Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency on Monday.
A man uses a power auger to drill a hole in the ice for fishing in Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis on Jan. 7. The National Weather Service (NWS) said Tuesday's high is expected to be near zero. A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people. At least eight deaths have been reported across the country because of the polar air mass sweeping over North America during the past few days. Authorities have put about half of the United States under a wind chill warning or cold weather advisory.
Eli Esch, 13, right, and his dad Tom enjoy the snow fort and igloo they built over the last few weeks on Jan. 6 in Minneapolis. It is decked out with Christmas lights and the two spent the night in it last week. Eli was enjoying his day off school due to the cold but was relatively warm in the igloo.
Prince, who is homeless, sits on a subway grate to keep warm on a frigid day on Jan. 7 in New York City. A "polar vortex" carrying Arctic air and wind gusts of up to 50 mph has engulfed New York City and much of the Northeast making for life threatening weather conditions
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