US Braces for Bitter Cold, Northeast Plummets to Lowest Temps in 3 Years


THIS WEEK, the US braces for bitter cold, with some regions experiencing their lowest temperatures in 3 years, as the wind chill will register as low as -35 and -45. Here are temps around the nation and your 3-day forecast.

US to experience bitter cold on this week

The first big winter chill of 2022 will occur on Monday and Tuesday, as some regions will receive their coldest air since 2019, particularly in Boston and New York.

The wind chill in parts of the Northeast and along the northern tier of the nation will plummet to 35 and 45 degrees below zero, NBC reported.

Very heavy lake-effect snow is anticipated to come off the Great Lakes through Tuesday, with some locations potentially receiving up to 2 feet, as snowfall rates of 3 inches per hour are possible, as well as thundersnow.

Wind chill estimates for Tuesday

On Tuesday, the wind chill forecast from Fox for the East and parts of the upper Midwest predicted several sub-zero temperatures, including Caribou -35, other parts of Maine -23, Burlington, Vermont -13, Minnesota -9 and -6, New Hampshire -8, Wisconsin -5, Idaho -2, Albany -2, Bangor -1, Boston 1, New York City 2.

Other wind chill lows around the nation: Montana 18, Wyoming 17, North Dakota 19, South Dakota 12, Illinois 12, Missouri 16, Nebraska 20, Kansas 24, northern Texas 21, Albuquerque 21, Las Vegas 34, Nashville 21, Atlanta 23, Florida Panhandle 32, Mississippi 21, Little Rock 29, Oklahoma City 24, North Carolina 19, Northern California 26, Utah 18, Colorado 11, CNN reported.

3-day outlook

Here is the latest 3-day weather forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).


There is spotty snow for Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, and Vermont. More significant snow over northern Michigan.

Rain for central and eastern Texas and along the eastern Florida coast.


Freezing rain over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Snow over portions of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and Maine.

Rain over central, southern, and eastern Florida. Possible rain along the coasts of the Carolinas.


Areas of mixed precipitation for the Northwest, upper Midwest, mid-South, and mid-Atlantic. Potential freezing rain over portions of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Snow over parts of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Rain over southern and eastern Florida, as well as the eastern Carolinas.