While another snowstorm whips through the Midwest leaving 6 to 12 inches of snow and a brief warm-up with rain takes place in the Northeast, the real story this winter is the cold. The nation is going through the worse cold spells in twenty years.
Wind chills on Monday morning will hit close to -75 degrees in sections of the Dakotas and Northern Minnesota. Yep, that is right. It will feel like it is seventy-five degrees below zero. "Real Temperatures' will drop to -30 below in some places.
For the first time in over a decade, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has order every school in the state closed on Monday to protect the children from the cold. This has only been done three times before in the history of the state.
In the Northeast, there will be heavy rain and warm temperatures on Sunday and Monday which will quickly turn to bitter cold leaving the possibility of ice skating rinks on city streets. The wind chill on Tuesday morning will be a -10 in New York City and in other areas of the Northeast it could hit -40 degrees wind chill.
Make no mistake about it, this is a deadly and dangerous cold wave.