Millions of Americans were without power after a winter storm brought snow, ice, blackouts and record-setting low temperatures to swaths of the U.S.
Nearly 75% of the Lower 48 states of the U.S. was under snow cover, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Snow Analysis daily report, including many places rarely hit by inclement weather. A week ago, 45% of the Lower 48 was under snow.
Even with the storm moving off the Northeast coast later today, dangerously cold wind chills from Arctic air are expected to linger over the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley through midweek, the National Weather Service said.
And a new winter storm was emerging in the Southern Plains and would head toward the mid-South on Wednesday.null
At least 20 people have died, according to the Associated Press. On Monday night, a tornado struck Brunswick County, N.C., killing three people, according to the county Sheriff’s Office.