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This satellite image taken on Nov. 10, 2014 at 01:00 AM EST shows frontal boundaries across the Northern Plains, Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest.  NOAA/AP

Millions Brace for Snowstorm Ahead of Arctic Blast

Nov 10, 2014

Seven million people were under winter storm warnings from Montana to Michigan early Monday ahead of a blast of freezing temperatures that will reach the East Coast later this week.

Six inches or more of snow is possible in a wide swath from the Dakotas to Minnesota and northern Wisconsin and Michigan. Forecasters say the snow will taper off in the Rockies and Plains by Monday evening but will continue to fall in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan through Tuesday.

In Minneapolis, which could get a foot or more of wind-whipped snow, residents braced for a hellish evening commute and rushed out to buy shovels...

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