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The impact of the this week's snowstorm and bitter cold - by the numbers


February 1, 2019

Jane Heinks, left, and her daughter Mary Heinks take a break from digging for the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt medallion at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2019, hours before the final clue is posted online. Some 200 people were enjoying lighter winds and sunshine, despite the fierce cold, at the park at midafternoon. The Heinkses live across the lake from the park and decided to jump into the hunt because they know the park so well and live so close. (Lisa Legge / Pioneer Press)

MINNEAPOLIS - A look at how this week's snowstorm and bitter cold have affected the United States, by the numbers:

22 - Number of states that recorded sub-zero temperatures Wednesday. Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York all saw temperatures that were below zero. New Hampshire also saw sub-zero temperatures at higher elevations. Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Idaho saw temperatures below zero as well, but not as a direct result of the surge of cold air that has hit the Upper Midwest, according to the National Weather Service.


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