83 million Americans under winter weather advisories

Along with record low temperatures across the eastern US.

Around a quarter of Americans across the Midwest and parts of the Southeast were under winter weather advisories today.

At least 39 record low temperatures were set on Sunday morning across the eastern US, said CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri.

The temperature at JFK airport dropped to 5F (-15C) Sunday morning, breaking the previous record of 6F (-14.4C) set just three years ago. (Do we detect a trend here?)

Meanwhile, an ice storm dumped freezing rain from the Missouri Valley through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys into parts of the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.

As much as a quarter inch of ice or more could accumulate in cities such as Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Washington, New York and Atlanta, forecasters said.



Via IceAgeNow