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Arctic air will blast much of U.S. just before Christmas


December 19, 2022

Tom Stromme, Bismarck Tribune via AP

A trio of city snow plows cleared Century Avenue near Jaycee Park on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, followed by a line of vehicles in Bismarck, N.D.

ATLANTA - Forecasters are warning of treacherous holiday travel and life-threatening cold for much of the nation as an arctic air mass blows into the already-frigid southern United States.

"We're looking at much-below normal temperatures, potentially record-low temperatures leading up to the Christmas holiday," said Zack Taylor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The polar air arrives as an earlier storm system gradually winds down in the northeastern U.S. after burying parts of the region under two feet (61 centimeters) of snow. More than 80,000 customers in New England were still without power on Sunday morning, according to, which tracks outages across the country.


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