December 13, 2000
Provided by: Jim Foster, NASA/GSFC
Summary authors & editors: About 10 inches of snow blanketed Chicago, and up to 16 inches were deposited near Milwaukee. A frigid air mass pushing south from the Canadian Arctic ushered in freezing temperatures as well as the heavy snow - temperatures were below zero and wind chills were 40 below zero in some places in the upper Mid West. On yesterday's weather map (above), notice that high pressure dominates most of the country, and the storm responsible for the snow in Chicago on Monday is now bringing rain, snow and cold winds to northern New England.