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Winter Storm Leaves Wisconsin, Neighboring States With Bitter Cold

Upper Midwest Has Had Weeks Of Mostly Mild Weather

Man shoveling snow
File photo. Seth Wenig/AP Photo

Strong winds and bitter cold are pummeling Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Minnesota as the region digs out from a winter storm that closed interstate highways and grounded flights.

The winter storm has moved eastward, bringing snow into northern Wisconsin, while the Dakotas and Minnesota were left with clear skies, but icy wind.

The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories across the upper Midwest lasting until the afternoon. It alerted some parts of North Dakota and Minnesota that wind chills could be 40 degrees below zero.

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The storm has presented a dramatic change for a region that had experienced weeks of mostly mild weather.