Following the three historic snowstorms which buried parts of the U.S. last month, sub-zero temperatures are now blasting hundreds of millions of Americans. Winter has arrived early, as predicted by low solar activity, and a meridional (wavy) jet stream flow.
Lows throughout the week will be more like January temperatures — readings below zero are forecast for many U.S. states, and temps down into the teens are even forecast as far south as Texas.
Some Eastern could experience temperature departures some 30F below the seasonal average on Wednesday afternoon, according to CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward.
While freeze watches and warnings also extend as far south as Florida.