Winter weather

Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan before sunrise, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 31, 2019 - 10:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. Disruptions caused by the cold will persist, too, including power outages and canceled flights...
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A bundled-up commuter makes their way through the loop early Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 7:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, cracking train rails, breaking water pipes and straining electrical systems across the Rust Belt with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. The deep freeze closed schools and businesses and canceled flights...
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This image made from a video on the Parker School District's Facebook page shows a video of a talking hot dog announcing school closure due to the extreme cold weather in the South Dakota school district. The video posted to the Parker School District's Facebook page says he spoke with Superintendent Donavan DeBoer and that school will be closed Wednesday. (Courtesy of Parker School District Superintendent Donavan DeBoer via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 1:27 pm
PARKER, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota school district is using a talking hot dog to announce closures due to the extreme cold . In a video posted to the Parker School District's Facebook page, Mr. Hot Dog says: "I'm a hot dog! I need some heat! I'm not a cold dog! ... You cannot have school! It's too...
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Moorhead, MN area elementary school electronic sign shows to temperature Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Daytime temperatures in the Fargo-Moorhead area were near -20F as frigid weather grips the area. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)
January 29, 2019 - 5:56 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Winter's sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from the bitter cold, including turning some city buses...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014 file photo, taken with a fisheye lens looking south toward downtown Atlanta, the ice-covered interstate system shows the remnants of a winter snow storm, in Atlanta. The National Weather Service projects that up to an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow is possible Tuesday in Atlanta, with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) in far northern suburbs. Forecasters warn of the possibility of ice-glazed roads and highways. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta got a mere spritzing of rain Tuesday, hours after a winter weather forecast prompted authorities to close government offices, shutter schools and cancel flights in anticipation of icy streets. But the southern city was experiencing abnormally frosty conditions as fans arrived...
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FILE-In this Jan. 29, 2014 aerial file photo, abandoned cars at I-75 headed northbound near the Chattahoochee River overpass are piled up in the median of the ice-covered interstate after a winter snow storm, in Atlanta. A winter storm watch goes into effect at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, for Atlanta, a city known for its ability to grind to a halt even in relatively light snowfalls. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on snow coming to Atlanta along with Super Bowl (all times local): 7 a.m. Atlantans awoke to mild weather five days before the Super Bowl, but forecasters say temperatures will soon plunge as a winter storm front moves eastward, threatening to coat the streets in ice...
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Chicago's El trains move along snow-covered tracks Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. The plunging temperatures expected later this week that have forecasters especially concerned. Wind chills could dip to negative 55 degrees in northern Illinois, which the National Weather Service calls "possibly life threatening." (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 28, 2019 - 6:55 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights at Chicago's airports and close hundreds of schools. But forecasters warned the most dangerous weather is yet to come: frigidly low...
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People walk through a snowstorm in downtown Jackson, Mich., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Get used to it. The polar vortex has been wandering more often in recent years. It all started with misplaced Moroccan...
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FILE-In this Jan. 29, 2014 aerial file photo, abandoned cars at I-75 headed northbound near the Chattahoochee River overpass are piled up in the median of the ice-covered interstate after a winter snow storm, in Atlanta. A winter storm watch goes into effect at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, for Atlanta, a city known for its ability to grind to a halt even in relatively light snowfalls. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
January 28, 2019 - 10:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Five years after cars, trucks and school buses became marooned on Atlanta freeways in what became known as "snow jam," another winter storm is bearing down on the city — just as thousands of fans begin pouring into town for Super Bowl 53. A winter storm watch goes into effect at 4 a...
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Chicago's lakefront is frozen over Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The National Weather Service had a wind chill warning in effect until 12 p.m. Friday for counties in northwestern and north central Illinois. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 3:59 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An arctic blast spread painful cold across the Midwest on Friday, closing schools, opening warming centers and even intimidating ice fishermen in a taste of the even more dangerous weather expected next week. Forecasters called it a replay of the "polar vortex" that bludgeoned...
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