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At least 23 dead in Alabama tornadoes, winter not over for northeast

At least 23 dead in Alabama tornadoes, winter not over for northeastThe storms inflicted their worst damage on Lee County, Alabama Sunday, an area that includes the state’s largest city of Auburn, destroying numerous homes and businesses. Meanwhile, about 10 inches of snow was expected to fall in the New York City area by Monday morning with the arrival of another arctic blast, prompting all schools in the city to be closed and New Jersey to declare a state of emergency. Punishing cold winds will make it feel 15 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Chicago Monday with the windchill effect, the National Weather Service said.



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In case you missed it: Polar vortex descends upon Midwest, Northeast; Brutal cold kills dozens of children at Syrian refugee camp

In case you missed it: Polar vortex descends upon Midwest, Northeast; Brutal cold kills dozens of children at Syrian refugee campExtreme cold led to the deaths of at least 16 people across the U.S. this week, while frigid conditions killed babies and children at a refugee camp in Syria this week.



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At least 12 dead as arctic freeze spreads into U.S. Northeast

At least 12 dead as arctic freeze spreads into U.S. NortheastThe prospect of a weekend break offered little comfort to those enduring icy conditions, brutal winds and temperatures as low as minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 37 Celsius) in the Midwest and 3F (-16C) on the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service. In Minnesota and Upper Michigan, people battled temperatures as low as minus 25F (minus 31C), said Andrew Orrison, a weather service forecaster. Central and northern Wisconsin had weather of minus 20F (-29C) and parts of northern Illinois, including parts of the Chicago area, saw temperatures between minus 15F (minus 26C) and minus 10F (minus 23C), he said.



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Polar vortex to freeze U.S. upper Midwest and Northeast

Polar vortex to freeze U.S. upper Midwest and NortheastThe U.S. Midwest and Northeast were braced for dangerous subzero temperatures this week, as the polar vortex was set to blast arctic conditions unusually far south, the National Weather Service said on Monday. The system was set to extend from the Dakotas through New England, with Chicago expecting temperatures to plunge as low as -25 degrees Fahrenheit (-32 Celsius) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, the weather service said. The polar vortex – the frigid winds that circulate around the North Pole – is extending further south into the Upper Midwest, said weather service meteorologist Brian Hurley.



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Arctic blasts sub-zero freeze towards U.S. upper Midwest, Northeast

Arctic blasts sub-zero freeze towards U.S. upper Midwest, NortheastBy Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Chicago will hit an astounding 20-to-25 below-zero Farhenheit, the National Weather Service said.



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Flash freeze of melting snowstorm seen icing over U.S. Northeast

Flash freeze of melting snowstorm seen icing over U.S. NortheastPlunging temperatures after a wet winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast were expected to flash freeze much of the region on Sunday and make travel dicey during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday. “Any water that remains on the road will freeze into a sheet of ice and make conditions quite hazardous,” said Rich Otto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS). Sub-zero temperatures tied to gusting winds prompted the NWS to issue wind chill advisories and warnings for more than 10 states, from North Dakota and other parts of the central United States to East Coast metropolitan centers including Washington, New York and Boston.



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Photos: Deadly winter storm blankets Midwest, Northeast, knocks out power, grounds flights

Photos: Deadly winter storm blankets Midwest, Northeast, knocks out power, grounds flightsA major winter storm moved across the Midwest and Northeast this weekend, blanketing areas of the region with snow and bringing some of the coldest temperatures of the season.



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Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered Northeast

Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered NortheastThe snowstorm that caused nearly a thousand flights to be canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is expected to bring difficult and dangerous travel to a large swath of the Northeast through at least Sunday.



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Reports: Snowstorm ramps up in Northeast after turning deadly in Midwest

Reports: Snowstorm ramps up in Northeast after turning deadly in MidwestThe snowstorm that caused nearly a thousand flights to be canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is expected to bring difficult and dangerous travel to a large swath of the Northeast through at least Sunday.



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State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey as Midwest, Northeast rush to finalize snowstorm preparations

State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey as  Midwest, Northeast rush to finalize snowstorm preparationsA major snowstorm is moving through the Midwest into the Northeast through this weekend, dumping mass amounts of snow and creating treacherous travel. Local officials warn communities to prepare ahead of the dangerous winter storm.



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