Record-Breaking Artic Blast

Polar plunge buries Midwest in snow with record-breaking low temperatures.
2:34 | 11/13/14

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This evening, new worries here. Freeze warnings across several states and the snow, twaiwaist-high in some spots. Look at this virtual skating rink on the roads. Here's the map. 200 million Americans are in the path of this system. And this even, the wind chills now expected over the next 24 hours. ABC meteorologist rob Marciano reporting in from Denver. Reporter: Tonight, much of the country digging out. Marquette, Michigan. Buried under more than three record-breaking feet of snow. This is early for this kind of snow. Reporter: And behind that snow, big winds, whipping up big waives on lake superior. Arctic air sending temperatures plunging into record-breaking territory. The coldest place in the country, Casper, Wyoming, at minus 25 degrees. Their coldest November dale on record. Yeah, it's cold. Reporter: Here in Denver, temps falling 60 degrees in just 24 hours. Today, the high was barely above zero. With it, blinding snow. Watch this time lapse in Breckenridge. Ten inches in just 12 hours. Denver public works still collecting, but with wind chills way below zero, the guys got to layer up. T-shirt, a hoody, this jacket, a thermal and jeans. Reporter: The bitter cold sending shelters here into overdrive. Authorities urging people to keep their pets indoors. Across the heartland, slick roads still a big problem. In Minnesota, at least four dead. The cold blast sliding west, triggering 80-mile-an-hour wind gusts there, cutting power to house and downing trees. Two women were trapped in their beds when this massive tree crashed right through their house. It literally was a big bang. You open your eyes and just -- everything is on top of you. Reporter: Luckily, they made it out okay. It's a miracle. Glad everyone's okay there. Rob with us tonight from downtown Denver. Rob, you told us about the low temperatures, and the wind chill, it's going to be a tough 24 hours. Reporter: Brutal stuff. It felt like the ice house of the country in Denver. That cold arl ir is expanding south and east. Free watches and warnings, all the way to the border of mx mx tomorrow morning. Some areas will feel like they're in the 20s. Wind chills for tomorrow. 26 degrees in Cleveland. Minus 18 here in Denver, Colorado. Then on Friday, the cold expands off to the east. D.c., you'll get a piece of it with wind chills into the 20s.

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