An Arctic blast can destroy more than 300 records in the US, as it carries freezing temperatures of nearly 222 million Americans. Monday's dangerous weather caused accidents and slow travel in the Midwest.
About 6 inches of snow fell in Chicago, where an aircraft slid off the runway at the Hare International Airport. None of the passengers or crew were injured, officials said.
The "coldest we can be" called the "Arctic Air Mass," which began in Siberia and spilled over much of the Midwest and East Coast.
There will still be a lot of snow Tuesday in parts of the northeast, as the Meteorological Service has reported that snow could be observed in the region, creating what is known as "dangerous travel conditions".
Meanwhile, temperatures were predicted to be below freezing south, such as the Gulf Coast.
Records are also expected to be broken in Chicago. Meteorological Service meteorologist Kevin Birk said the high value of the Wind City is expected to reach 21 degrees, seven degrees lower than the previous record set for November 12. Low temperatures in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa may fall in single digits, according to Birk.
"This is an air mass that is more typical in mid-January than in mid-November," Birk said. "Pretty much the coldest we can be during this time of year (s) can break records across the region."
– Associated Press
4 bad weather deaths  At least four people were killed Monday in car accidents involving snow, ice and poor driving conditions, officials said.
In Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash, according to a Facebook post by the Ethan County Sheriff's Department. "It is believed that very poor road conditions have been a factor in this crash. However, it is still under investigation," the sheriff's office wrote.
In Kansas, an 8-year-old girl was killed when a vehicle lost control of an icy highway, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The car crossed the center line and hit the vehicle, carrying the child with its head down, causing another vehicle to close its car.
More than a foot of snow expected in parts of the Northeast
More than a foot of snow is expected in the Northeast in the coming days. The National Weather Service said northern Maine could see 10 to 14 inches of snow Tuesday, and parts of central and northern Vermont could also see up to one foot of snow.
Smaller quantities are expected in northern New Hampshire and parts of the Western Mountains and Mountains of Maine. In other areas there will be a mixture of rain from ice and only one inch or two of snow. Temperatures will sink in single digits Tuesday night in the northern half of Maine and New Hampshire. Cold temperatures will continue on Wednesday before warming up a little later in the week.
– The Associated Press
More than 1,000 flights canceled in Chicago
Airlines at Hare and Midway airports canceled more than 1,000 flights amid snow conditions, CBS reported Chicago.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that was effective until 2pm. Total accumulations are expected to reach 3 to 6 inches, with the highest snowfall expected in northern and central Chicago. Total snow was expected to reach 2 to 4.
A snow record was set every day in Hare by noon with 3.4 inches of measurable snow. Average delays are over 90 minutes in Hare and less than 15 minutes in Midway.
Snow-crushed rush hour at the peak of St. Louis
Sixty-one crashes were reported near the St. Louis metro area on Monday as snow began to fall, CBS affiliate KMOV-TV reported. Nine people were injured in the crash, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol
. Snow also impaired the movement of a number of intersystems. On an interstate, tractor-trailer with knives blocked by all traffic to the east, KMOV reports. On the other hand, an inverted tractor trailer blocks all but one lane east.
The city is recommended by winter time until 18:00. CST, with expected 1 to 2 inches of snow. Winds are expected to reach 30 mph. The National Weather Service has warned that "the rapid fall in temperatures in the 1920s could lead to a freezing freezing of rough roads, bridges and overpasses."
Chicago Airstrip Slides
A flight by US Airlines from Greensboro, North Carolina slid onto the runway at Chicago's Hare International Airport on Monday morning after landing it. None of the 38 passengers or three crew members were injured.
"I think everyone just held their breath because we didn't know what was coming. A lot of people were clutching at this, taking their seats in front of us, "passenger Sean Steel told CBS Chicago.