Here it comes again: First arctic blast of the season to engulf the USA this weekend

Let the games begin…

A powerful cold front will arrive with gusty winds on Thursday night and usher in an Arctic blast for Friday and Saturday with the lowest temperatures of the season so far.

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An arctic blast will sweep across the USA in November 2017

An arctic blast will slide across parts of the Midwest and Northeast into the weekend, with many cities in the Midwest and Northeast seeing their coldest temperatures so far this season and daily record lows threatened in some cities.

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Potential temperature low during arctic blast beginning of November 2017.

Behind the arctic front, areas of heavy lake-effect snow are expected for a time in the northern Great Lakes.

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An arctic blast will slide across parts of the Midwest and Northeast into the weekend.

An overall upper-atmosphere pattern with “high-latitude blocking” is looking increasingly likely for later this month and that could result in more cold air outbreaks for the Mid-Atlantic region by the time Thanksgiving week rolls around.

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High altitude blocking anomaly, bringing another arctic blast for Thanksgiving.

Are you prepared for this new arctic blast, Northeast? The latest storm, end of October 2017, cut down electricity to more than 1mio people along the Atlantic coast.

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