Average: Low: 7F (Record: -29F6set in 1967)
*Daylight Gained Since Winter Solstice (December 21st): ~29 minutes
2.6 Days Before Last Quarter
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Thanks to the National Weather Service out of Dodge City and Wichita, KS for the pictures below, which shows the icing that took place there through the weekend. This was a crippling event for some folks in the Central Plains with widespread power outages and even some fatalities. Note that just 1/4" of ice can add 500 lbs. of weight to a span of power lines... this additional weight is what causes trees and power lines to come down. Many locations will be cleaning up and fixing power issues over the next several days if not weeks.
Here's the icing potential through midweek, which suggests light ice accumulations across parts of the Northeast. Although there won't be as much ice as what the Central U.S. saw this weekend, there will still be enough icing to create issues on area roads.
Take a look at the temperature anomaly through Tuesday, January 24th. Note that the Eastern half of the country looks to stay warmer than average through the entire time period. Late January appears to host colder than average weather across the western half of the country.
Credit: Oregon State University/flickr)