After Snow Comes ... Subzero Cold
Arctic temperatures follow in blizzard's path
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2011 5:47 PM CST
Hundreds of cars are seen stranded on Lake Shore Drive Wednesday in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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(Newser) – The good news is that skies are clearing in the Midwest after that brutal mess of a storm. The bad news is that Arctic-like temperatures will follow. Chicago, for instance, expects temperatures as cold as 15-below tonight, and that's without the wind-chill factor, reports the Tribune. The city registered 20.2 inches of snow, its third-largest total on record, and the hundreds of abandoned cars on Lake Shore Drive might be the enduring image of the storm.

Elsewhere, major roads remain closed all over, 300,000 people nationwide are without power, and 13,000 flights have been canceled this week. At least 10 deaths have been blamed on the storm. "A storm that produces a swath of 20-inch snow is really something we'd see once every 50 years—maybe," National Weather Service meteorologist Thomas Spriggs tells AP. For more details, click here.

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