quote:Piercing cold will send temperatures tumbling to dangerous levels for some across the central and eastern United States this week.
The impending cold shot threatens to be the most far-reaching and bone-chilling blast so far this season.
“After the first true cold shot of the year this past week, much of the northern Plains can expect a more formidable shot of arctic air again this upcoming week,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido said.
The cold will be severe enough to bring the risk of frostbite or hypothermia to those spending time outdoors without proper clothing.
Temperatures from the northern and central Plains to much of the Midwest are likely to be 5 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit lower, on average, when compared to levels from last week.
quote:Winter Storm "Caly" brought widespread snow storms across the northern US over the last couple of days, and is currently affecting the Northeast. Traffic disruptions have been reported across the affected regions, and at least one person died, so far.
The weather system blanketed Chicago on December 11, 2016, causing about 1 340 flight cancellations at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports. Major traffic difficulties were reported in the region between Oregon and the Midwest, as well.
According to media reports, an airplane slid off of the runway at Detroit Metro Airport, Michigan, during the afternoon on December 11 (local time), due to icy weather conditions.