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Cold Arrives in Midwest, East...For Awhile

By Chris Dolce
Published: March 16, 2014

Just days after enjoying a brief dose of milder temperatures, record cold pushed into parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast late last week.

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Current Temperatures

Current Temperatures

Current Temperatures

Current Temperatures

Thursday morning, the shivering air mass set a few daily record lows in the Great Lakes, including Toledo, Ohio (-2 degrees), Fort Wayne, Ind. (-1 degrees) and Detroit. (3 degrees).

During the afternoon Thursday, temperatures in the Northeast were frigid. In fact, Burlington, Vt. (16 degrees), Syracuse, N.Y. (17 degrees) and Binghamton, N.Y. (15 degrees) recorded their coldest high temperatures on record for March 13.

Friday morning, lows in the Northeast region ranged from the single digits above and below zero in northern New England to the 20s in the Middle Atlantic. Montpelier, Vt. set a daily record low of -8 degrees and Providence, R.I. tied its daily record of 12 degrees.

If you were relatively mild Saturday in the Midwest and East, we hoped you enjoyed it. Let's break down the colder details.

Chilly St. Patrick's Day in the East

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Monday AM Lows

Monday AM Lows

Monday AM Lows

Monday AM Lows

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Monday's Highs

Monday's Highs

Monday's Highs

Monday's Highs
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Tuesday AM Lows

Tuesday AM Lows

Tuesday AM Lows

Tuesday AM Lows

After pushing south of the Canadian border on Saturday, a new blast of cold air has engulfed the Midwest and is spreading to the East Coast for St. Patrick's Day. Here are some specifics:

  • St. Patrick's Day (Monday) morning lows: Single digits and teens in the Great Lakes and interior Northeast from northern Pennsylvania northward. Near the Canadian border, some subzero low temperatures are possible. Lows in the 20s along the I-95 corridor from New York City to Washington. Teens are expected in Boston.
  • St. Patrick's Day (Monday) afternoon highs: Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average in just about every location from the Great Lakes to the Northeast, and even the Southeast. 20s or low 30s around the Great Lakes. Highs will be stuck in the 30s from Boston to Washington, and as far south as North Carolina. Mainly 40s in the Ohio Valley.
  • Tuesday morning lows: Subfreezing lows are expected in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. Single digits above and below zero in northern New England. 40s and some 30s will keep the Southeast shivering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE: Winter Storm Vulcan in Pictures

Bob Landon blows snow from a sidewalk in the South End neighborhood on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Bitter cold temperatures return after a winter storm dumped up to six inches of snow and ice on the Capital Region. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

 


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