Record Cold for parts of US Valentine’s Weekend
ABC NEWS– A major arctic outbreak could bring subzero temperatures to 65 million Americans this Valentine’s Day weekend. Twenty states in the Midwest and Northeast are bracing for record cold and dangerous, possibly life-threatening wind chills.
A deep trough, or dip in the jet stream, in the eastern half of the country is allowing an arctic air mass to drop in from Canada, plummeting temperatures to below zero for many, with wind chills of 20 to 30 degrees below zero.
Record cold is possible Saturday across the Great Lakes region as afternoon temperatures stay in the single digits and teens for much of the day. A record-low maximum temperature is forecasted for Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, New York.
The forecasted high is zero, and the record is 5 degrees, set back in 1899.