Frigid temps blanket the U.S.

A drop in the jet stream sent temperatures

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A drop in the jet stream sent temperatures across the United States plummeting. The pronounced change in temperatures can be seen in this weather data from NOAA/NCEP's Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis. Areas colored blue are below freezing. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration video. (Jan. 24, 2013)

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