Kickin’ off the New Year: Forecast for Parts of U.S. – 40 Below Zero (+video)

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While Los Angeles will kick off 2014 with highs in the 70s, the National Weather Service forecasts many other areas of the United States will have a chilly start to the New Year with lows below zero — well below zero.

“The two really cold spots will be New England and Wisconsin,” said Bruce Terry, a forecaster with the weather service. Minnesota and North Dakota will also be frigid, he said.

Lows in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota could reach 40 degrees below zero on Tuesday night, he said. In New England, temperatures will be relatively warmer, with lows near or below zero.

Snow is expected to hit parts of Iowa and head eastward, into areas of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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