By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 16, 2008 5:15PM
Typically we like to blame Canada for cold weather fronts, but this week's frigid temps are "flowing all the way from northern Russia," according to Tom Skilling. Wowza! Cold air is currently moving through Alaska and Canada and working its way towards us (purple = really cold on that map), spreading frigid conditions through the region until we bottom out with single-digit highs on Saturday. The National Weather Center says lows might drop as far as 20 degrees below. Gah! There's a slight chance of snow later today, but otherwise we're just looking at brutal, bitter cold for the next week.
We're making jokes, but a man may have frozen to death in his car last night. If you have an extra coat sitting around, now's the time to donate it. [Tom, most fun map ever, National Weather Center]