Weather Slams Continental US

Storm hits Midwest, Northeast hard
By Daniel Kibblesmith,  Newser User
Posted Feb 11, 2008 9:40 AM CST
The Weather Underground forecast for Tuesday Feb. 12, 2008, says a frontal system will move through the East, bringing considerable rain and a few thunderstorms through the Southeast. Snow will spread...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Winter weather brought travel to a crawl across the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend. A 68-vehicle chain-reaction crash in Pennsylvania killed one and injured 35, the AP reports. "They had a heavy snow squall going through the area, zero visibility, high winds," said a firefighter at the scene."There were vehicles everywhere." In Wisconsin, authorities closed a stretch of highway near Madison.

Wind chills across many northern states fell to the mid-twenties below zero, and cold-water swimming events and church services alike were canceled. "If you got stuck out there, you'd get cold in a hurry," said a Wisconsin ice fisherman. International Falls, Minn., registered 15 below on the thermometer and 40 below with the wind chill.