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Arctic Blast: 70% of country will experience record freezing temperatures



By Tuesday night, record lows were expected across the country as the cold front shifts from the east coast. Up to 300 records can be broken with temperatures more typical in January than in November.

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Wisconsin cities have already reported record lows, according to Green Bay National Weather Service, with Oshkosh reaching 17 degrees Fahrenheit, 17 degrees Fahrenheit in the evening. Two other Wisconsin cities broke the record set in 1950, with Wisconsin Rapids reaching 21
degrees and Marshfield reaching 19, reported by the National Weather Service.

In the Northeast, cities like New York, Philadelphia, and DC will start raining on Tuesday morning and ending the day with snow.

Cold air moves south on Tuesday, where states such as Georgia will see drastic temperature downturns within hours from the mid-50s to near freezing. Even parts of Florida have freezing and freezing warnings.

Snow and ice will create dangerous conditions for travel in the plains, midwest and northeast.

This winter storm has already caused flight problems.

  Chicago digs after snowfall on Monday.
More than 1,200 flights were canceled Monday at Chicago's Hare Airport. That morning, an American eagle flight escaped from the runway. There was light snow at the time, with visibility less than a mile, gusts of 30 mph and a temperature of 23 Fahrenheit.

The Midway Airport in Chicago also records nearly 100 cancellations in 24 hours.

Schools also close or issue delays before the expected freeze. In the Northeast, more than 70 schools in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York have already canceled hours due to snow, according to Vermont Public Radio. Several schools in Texas have announced delays, and Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Rick Daley says they will monitor road and weather conditions throughout the night, according to a CNN KRIS associate.


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