Cold, Ice, and Snow Assault U.S.; Windstorm Xaver Kills 6 in Europe
Posted: 10:51 AM EST on December 06, 2013
A frigid winter cold blast has most of the U.S. in an icy grip, as cold air plunging southwards from Canada will bring temperatures 10 - 40 degrees below average to more than 80% of the contiguous U.S. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Riding up the edge of this cold airmass is Winter Storm Cleon, which is spreading a nasty mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet from Texas to the Ohio Valley. Hardest hit with freezing rain and power outages has been Texas.
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