Wintry 'polar plunge' wallops much of US

Washington (AFP) – An “unprecedented” winter storm system will sweep the United States this week, the National Weather Service warned Monday, with Arctic air driving a “polar plunge” that is expected to break record-low temperatures. The coast-to-coast cold front has already pushed its way across Canada and into parts of northern Mexico, and much of the continental United States has been shivering under chilly temperatures for days, with about half of all Americans now under some sort of winter weather warning. Temperatures have dropped across the country, with only parts of the southeast and …

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