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  • 12.12.2019
Bitterly cold weather in northern US
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12.12.2019

Bitterly cold weather in northern US

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Bitterly cold weather has taken hold of much of the northern United States and is expected to stay put for days to come.

Two Minnesota cities already have set record low temperatures and a city in Pennsylvania continues to dig out from a record snowfall.

The National Weather Service reported International Falls, Minnesota, a city which calls itself the the Icebox of the Nation, plunged to 37 degrees below zero, breaking the old record of 32 below set in 1924.
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Hibbing, Minnesota, bottomed out at 28 below, breaking the old record of 27 below set in 1964.

Wind chill advisories or warnings were in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York.

The National Weather Service said wind chills in many areas on Thursday could make temperatures feel below zero.
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People in Erie, Pennsylvania, continued to recover from a storm that brought 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, smashing the daily snowfall record for the city

More than 65 inches total fell on the city in just a few days.

Sabrina Ram drove into Erie on Christmas Eve to visit her parents just as the snow began to fall.
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Ram, who lives in suburban Washington, D.C., and her father spent five hours on Christmas and two hours on Tuesday clearing the driveway.

"In D.C., we'd be out of commission for weeks," Ram said. "Things here are pretty much back to normal now."

In New York, communities near Lake Ontario's eastern end, including Redfield and Boylston, also saw around five feet of snow this week.
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Officials said the storm's timing was good, since people were off the streets and staying home for Christmas, giving plows more space to clear streets.

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