Frigid grip on parts of nation

  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)

    Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)

  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)

    Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)

  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)

    Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)

  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

  • Two people duck into the blowing snow as they leave the U City Loop next to the statue of Chuck Berry on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 201, in St. Louis.  Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes )  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    Two people duck into the blowing snow as they leave the U City Loop next to the statue of Chuck Berry on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 201, in St. Louis. Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes ) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

  • Two people duck into the blowing snow as they leave the U City Loop next to the statue of Chuck Berry on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 201, in St. Louis.  Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes )  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

    Two people duck into the blowing snow as they leave the U City Loop next to the statue of Chuck Berry on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 201, in St. Louis. Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes ) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

  • With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)

    With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)

  • With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)

    With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)

  • With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)

    With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)

  • St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund

    UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund

  • UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund

    UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund

  • UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund

    UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund

  • Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • A garden gnome sits in snow up to its chin Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    A garden gnome sits in snow up to its chin Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • A garden gnome sits in snow up to its chin Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    A garden gnome sits in snow up to its chin Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

  • Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

  • Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

  • Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

  • Basketball fans cross to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday calling for moderate to heavy snow that will make for hazardous travel conditions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Basketball fans cross to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday calling for moderate to heavy snow that will make for hazardous travel conditions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

    Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

  • Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

    Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

  • Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

    Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

  • Motorists drive along a snow covered northbound Interstate-94 in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Motorists drive along a snow covered northbound Interstate-94 in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • Motorists drive along a snow covered northbound Interstate-94 in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Motorists drive along a snow covered northbound Interstate-94 in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • A motorist walks back to his car after helping a motorist stuck in a snow drift, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    A motorist walks back to his car after helping a motorist stuck in a snow drift, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • A motorist walks back to his car after helping a motorist stuck in a snow drift, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    A motorist walks back to his car after helping a motorist stuck in a snow drift, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

    Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

  • Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

    Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

  • Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

    Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

  • Despite subzero wind chill temperatures, from left, Josh Anderson, 12, Jake Anderson, 14, and Marshal McGovern, 13, all of Sioux Falls, S.D., set up a portable fish house before doing some ice fishing at Family Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Monday’s temperatures in Sioux Falls are expected to see a low of minus 20 degrees, an expected high of minus 13 degrees and wind chills possibly dipping below minus 40, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Philip Schumacher. According to National Weather Service records, the last time Sioux Falls saw wind chills approaching minus 50 was in 1997. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist)

    Despite subzero wind chill temperatures, from left, Josh Anderson, 12, Jake Anderson, 14, and Marshal McGovern, 13, all of Sioux Falls, S.D., set up a portable fish house before doing some ice fishing at Family Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Monday’s temperatures in Sioux Falls are expected to see a low of minus 20 degrees, an expected high of minus 13 degrees and wind chills possibly dipping below minus 40, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Philip Schumacher. According to National Weather Service records, the last time Sioux Falls saw wind chills approaching minus 50 was in 1997. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist)

  • Despite subzero wind chill temperatures, from left, Josh Anderson, 12, Jake Anderson, 14, and Marshal McGovern, 13, all of Sioux Falls, S.D., set up a portable fish house before doing some ice fishing at Family Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Monday’s temperatures in Sioux Falls are expected to see a low of minus 20 degrees, an expected high of minus 13 degrees and wind chills possibly dipping below minus 40, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Philip Schumacher. According to National Weather Service records, the last time Sioux Falls saw wind chills approaching minus 50 was in 1997. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist)

    Despite subzero wind chill temperatures, from left, Josh Anderson, 12, Jake Anderson, 14, and Marshal McGovern, 13, all of Sioux Falls, S.D., set up a portable fish house before doing some ice fishing at Family Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Monday’s temperatures in Sioux Falls are expected to see a low of minus 20 degrees, an expected high of minus 13 degrees and wind chills possibly dipping below minus 40, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Philip Schumacher. According to National Weather Service records, the last time Sioux Falls saw wind chills approaching minus 50 was in 1997. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist)

  • The waterfalls at Falls Park sit frozen with just a trickle of water flowing underneath, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The city and surrounding areas were under a wind chill advisory Sunday afternoon with wind chills levels expected to dip as low as 55 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

    The waterfalls at Falls Park sit frozen with just a trickle of water flowing underneath, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The city and surrounding areas were under a wind chill advisory Sunday afternoon with wind chills levels expected to dip as low as 55 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

  • The waterfalls at Falls Park sit frozen with just a trickle of water flowing underneath, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The city and surrounding areas were under a wind chill advisory Sunday afternoon with wind chills levels expected to dip as low as 55 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

    The waterfalls at Falls Park sit frozen with just a trickle of water flowing underneath, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The city and surrounding areas were under a wind chill advisory Sunday afternoon with wind chills levels expected to dip as low as 55 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

  • Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

  • Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

  • Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

  • A Green Bay Packers fan looks through a tent as fans tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    A Green Bay Packers fan looks through a tent as fans tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

  • A Green Bay Packers fan looks through a tent as fans tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    A Green Bay Packers fan looks through a tent as fans tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

  • A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • CORRECTS MEMBER NAME  and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT  MBO

    CORRECTS MEMBER NAME and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT MBO

  • CORRECTS MEMBER NAME  and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT  MBO

    CORRECTS MEMBER NAME and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT MBO

  • CORRECTS MEMBER NAME  and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT  MBO

    CORRECTS MEMBER NAME and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT MBO

  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)
  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)
  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder) MANDATORY CREDIT
  • Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snowblower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)
  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
  • A Crestwood motorist tries to get his car moving along Watson Road in St. Louis as heavy snow falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
  • Two people duck into the blowing snow as they leave the U City Loop next to the statue of Chuck Berry on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 201, in St. Louis.  Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes )  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
  • Two people duck into the blowing snow as they leave the U City Loop next to the statue of Chuck Berry on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 201, in St. Louis.  Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes )  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
  • With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)
  • With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)
  • With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Brian Peterson)
  • St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund
  • UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund
  • UPDATES WITH CHANGE IN SCORING - GOAL CREDIT TO PATRIK BERGLUND - St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman celebrates after a goal by Patrick Berglund during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Jackman was credited with an assist. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Patrik Berglund
  • Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • A garden gnome sits in snow up to its chin Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • A garden gnome sits in snow up to its chin Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
  • Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
  • Fans sit in their seats at Lambeau Field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
  • Basketball fans cross to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday calling for moderate to heavy snow that will make for hazardous travel conditions. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Travelers deal with long waits and flight cancellations at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
  • Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
  • Few cars drive on Interstate 44 in Fenton, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
  • Motorists drive along a snow covered northbound Interstate-94 in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Motorists drive along a snow covered northbound Interstate-94 in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • A motorist walks back to his car after helping a motorist stuck in a snow drift, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • A motorist walks back to his car after helping a motorist stuck in a snow drift, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT
  • Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT
  • Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.  It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT
  • Despite subzero wind chill temperatures, from left, Josh Anderson, 12, Jake Anderson, 14, and Marshal McGovern, 13, all of Sioux Falls, S.D., set up a portable fish house before doing some ice fishing at Family Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Monday’s temperatures in Sioux Falls are expected to see a low of minus 20 degrees, an expected high of minus 13 degrees and wind chills possibly dipping below minus 40, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Philip Schumacher. According to National Weather Service records, the last time Sioux Falls saw wind chills approaching minus 50 was in 1997. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist)
  • Despite subzero wind chill temperatures, from left, Josh Anderson, 12, Jake Anderson, 14, and Marshal McGovern, 13, all of Sioux Falls, S.D., set up a portable fish house before doing some ice fishing at Family Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Monday’s temperatures in Sioux Falls are expected to see a low of minus 20 degrees, an expected high of minus 13 degrees and wind chills possibly dipping below minus 40, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Philip Schumacher. According to National Weather Service records, the last time Sioux Falls saw wind chills approaching minus 50 was in 1997. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist)
  • The waterfalls at Falls Park sit frozen with just a trickle of water flowing underneath, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The city and surrounding areas were under a wind chill advisory Sunday afternoon with wind chills levels expected to dip as low as 55 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)
  • The waterfalls at Falls Park sit frozen with just a trickle of water flowing underneath, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The city and surrounding areas were under a wind chill advisory Sunday afternoon with wind chills levels expected to dip as low as 55 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)
  • Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
  • Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
  • Green Bay Packers fans gather around the fire as they tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
  • A Green Bay Packers fan looks through a tent as fans tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
  • A Green Bay Packers fan looks through a tent as fans tailgate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
  • A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • A woman checks her cell phone as she waits at the check-in line in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Illinois residents are digging out of more snow and preparing for bitterly cold temperatures. Sunday night temperatures are predicted to drop drastically, to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • CORRECTS MEMBER NAME  and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT  MBO
  • CORRECTS MEMBER NAME  and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT  MBO
  • CORRECTS MEMBER NAME  and ADDS RESTRICTIONS- With temperatures at about 22 below zero with a -50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark ND. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT  MBO

CHICAGO — Snow-covered roads and high winds created treacherous driving Sunday from the Dakotas to Michigan and Missouri as residents braced for the next round of bad weather: dangerously cold temperatures that could break records across much of the nation.

Temperatures were being suppressed by a “polar vortex,” a counterclockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air that will affect more than half of the continental U.S. throughout Sunday and into today and Tuesday, with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama.

The forecast is extreme: 25 below zero in Fargo, N.D., minus 31 in International Falls, Minn., and 15 below in Indianapolis and Chicago. Wind chills — what it feels like outside when high winds are factored into the temperature — could drop into the negative 50s and 60s. Northeastern Montana was warned Sunday of wind chills up to 59 below zero.

“It’s just a dangerous cold,” National Weather Service meteorologist Butch Dye in Missouri said.

Several Midwestern states were walloped by up to a foot of new snow on Sunday. Five to 9 inches fell in the Chicago area by Sunday afternoon, while the St. Louis area had about a foot of snow and northern Indiana had at least 8 inches. Central Illinois was bracing for 8 to 10 inches, and southern Michigan could see up to 15 inches.

Officials closed several Illinois roadways because of drifting snow, and warned residents to stay inside. Roads in the Midwest were particularly dangerous, and officials in Missouri warned it was too cold for rock salt to be very effective.

Authorities also urged residents to check on elderly and disabled relatives and neighbors.

In Chicago, temperatures were expected to bottom out around minus 15 overnight, likely setting a daily record, National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Fenelon said. Earlier Sunday, temperatures sank to 20-below and colder in northern Minnesota and Grand Forks, N.D.

Despite the dangerous cold, Green Bay Packers fans packed Lambeau Field for Sunday’s NFL playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. It could be among the coldest ever played: It was 5 degrees at kickoff at 3:40 p.m. CST, warmer than expected.

“We suited up, we brought all the snowboarding gear we use ... and added to it,” said 49ers fan Jeff Giardinelli of Fresno Calif., as he walked across a parking lot with a friend. “Without the wind, which isn’t here yet, we’re good. When it gets windy, we’ll be ready for it.”

It hasn’t been this cold for almost two decades in many parts of the country. Frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly at 15 to 30 below zero.

Lorna West, a 43-year-old student and consultant from Columbus, Ohio, said she doesn’t believe people unaccustomed to such weather are ready for what’s coming.

A Chicago native, she said thermal underwear, lots of layers and “Eskimo coats” with zipped hoods to block the wind were the norm growing up.

“And don’t go out if you don’t have to,” she said.

In Michigan, residents jammed stores to stock up on supplies.

“I made my husband go grocery shopping last night,” said Kim Tarnopol, 46, of the Detroit suburb of Huntington Woods. Tarnopol was picking up cold medicine Sunday for her daughter Emma at a CVS in nearby Berkley, Mich.

Travel problems started early Sunday. In New York City, a plane from Toronto landed at Kennedy International Airport and then slid into snow on a taxiway. No one was hurt, though the airport temporarily suspended operations because of icy runways.

About 1,200 flights had been cancelled Sunday at O’Hare and Midway international airports in Chicago, aviation officials said, and there also were cancellations at Logan International Airport in Boston and Tennessee’s Memphis and Nashville international airports.

School was called off Monday for the entire state of Minnesota, as well as cities and districts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and Iowa, among others. Chicago officials said school would be in session for the nation’s third-largest district, though absences would be excused.

Southern states are bracing for possible record temperatures, too, with single-digit highs expected Tuesday in Georgia and Alabama.

Temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s in parts of Florida on Tuesday. But Florida Citrus Mutual spokesman Andrew Meadows said it must be at 28 degrees or lower four hours straight for fruit to freeze badly.

In western Kentucky, which could see 1 to 3 inches of snow, Smithland farmer David Nickell moved extra hay to the field and his animals out of the wind. He’d also stocked up on batteries and gas and loaded up the pantry and freezer. The 2009 ice storm that paralyzed the state and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people is fresh in his mind.

“We are hoping this isn’t going to be more than a few days of cold weather, but we did learn with the ice storm that you can wake up in the 19th century and you need to be able to not only survive, but be comfortable and continue with your basic day-to-day functions,” Nickell said.

In Mt. Prospect, Ill., Steve White spent part of Sunday raking his roof with a specially made pole to prevent icicles as he prepares for a trip to Costa Rica in the coming days. He also installed a thermostat that directly faces a window, so a neighbor can check to make sure his furnace is working.

“I’m just glad I’m here to take care of it,” he said.

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