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Cross-Country Winter Storm

Nearly 75 million Americans have been under a winter storm warning or a winter weather advisory, as blizzard conditions sweep across the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, and the Northeast. Weather conditions have caused power outages in California and Arizona, blocked interstate highways from Arizona to Wyoming, and triggered more than 1,500 flight cancellations across the country.

The northern states are expected to be hardest hit as schools shut down in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. More than 20 inches of snow is forecast for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin over three days this week, with Minneapolis on track for its second-biggest snowfall on record. Wind gusts could reach as high as 50 mph in some places, while temperatures in Grand Forks, North Dakota, could fall as low as minus 25 degrees.

In contrast, warm weather as high as 90 degrees is expected in the Southeast. Some areas of the country, including the Mid-Atlantic, could see temperatures as much as 20 to 30 degrees above normal.

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