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Arctic Explosion: 70% of the country will experience record-breaking freezing temperatures



Record lows are expected by Tuesday night across the country as the cold front moves away from the East Coast. Up to 300 records could be broken with temperatures more typical of January than November.

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Cities in Wisconsin have reported record lows, according to National Weather Service Green Bay. Oshkosh reaches 23 degrees and Rhinelander reaches 17 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday night. Two other cities in Wisconsin set a new record in 1950: Wisconsin Rapids reached 21
degrees and Marshfield 19 degrees. In the northeast, cities like New York, Philadelphia and DC start with rainy tuesday morning and snow the end of the day.

The cold air moves south on Tuesday, where states like Georgia will experience dramatic temperature drops from the mid-1950s to near freezing within hours. Even in parts of Florida frost and frost warnings were issued.

Snow and ice create dangerous travel conditions in the plains, the Midwest and the Northeast.

This winter storm has already caused problems on flights.

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More than 1200 flights were canceled Monday in Chicago's O'Hare Airport. This morning, an American Eagle flight slid off the runway. At that time there was light snow with a visibility of less than a mile, gusts of 30 miles per hour and a temperature of 23 Fahrenheit.

Chicago Midway Airport has reported nearly 100 cancellations in the 24 hours.

The schools shut down or postpone delays before the expected freeze. According to Vermont Public Radio, more than 70 schools in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York State have canceled snow lessons in the northeast [1965-15]. In Texas, several schools have announced delays, and Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Rick Dailey said they monitor the road and weather conditions throughout the night, CNN subsidiary KRIS said.


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