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'Life-Threatening Arctic Blast' Surges Into Midwest, Barreling Toward Eastern U.S.

The National Weather Service warned of a "very dangerous" cold air mass, prompting governors to declare emergencies and school districts to shut down.
A frozen Lake Michigan is seen from St. Joseph, Mich., in this image obtained from social media. Source: Joshua Nowicki

Record-shattering cold, heavy snow and howling winds are descending on a broad swath of the U.S., the National Weather Service says. It's the result of one of the coldest arctic air masses to hit the country in recent memory, the agency says, forecasting bitter conditions in areas from the Upper Midwest to many Eastern states.

Warning of a "very dangerous and life-threatening arctic blast," the weather service

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