Northern U.S. braces for deep freeze
Jan 15,2008 00:00 by UPI
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northern U.S. Midwest states and New England states were digging out from heavy snowfall Tuesday as a sub-zero cold front bore down on northern Plains states.

Forecasters said temperatures during the day in the northern Plains could plunge by as much as 30 degrees, with gusty winds making it feel much colder, AccuWeather.com reported.

To the south, a storm was developing over the Gulf of Mexico that was expected to move north and send much-needed rain to southeastern states, the report said. As the system moves north into colder air, it was expected to dump another major snowfall on Northeastern states, still digging out from heavy snow on Sunday and Monday.

Monday, Peterboro, N.H., reported 12.5 inches of snow, while Cornish, Maine, reported 12.3 inches.

Monday, the New Hampshire legislature canceled its sessions and in Boston all but essential city staff were ordered to stay home.

A separate system in the northern Midwest dumped 22 inches of new snow on Minnesota's Lutsen Ski Resort, while Tofte, Minn., reported 16.5 inches and Golden Eagle Lodge, Minn., reported 15.5 inches, the report said.

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