The National Weather Service said that temperatures in the low 20s feel like the mid teens given the wind chill.
Merry Christmas Eve to all in western Montana! The high will be near 14, with a wind chill of between minus 5 and 2.
Despite the whiteout conditions at Soldier Field along Lake Michigan, the Chicago Bears slid to their fifth victory of the season over the winless Cleveland Browns.
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The team also uses linebackers Kyle Van Noy , Trevor Reilly and Marquis Flowers at the end of the line, depending on the package. Both the Steelers and Patriots have earned a playoff berth and a bye-week in the upcoming National Football League playoffs.
No injuries were reported.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have been posted for most of the NBC Montana viewing area. Northern Indiana was expecting up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) with slightly less in the southern part of the state.
At Toledo Express Airport, departures and arrivals were delayed during the late afternoon and early evening. Forecasters say the storm will sweep across the region late Sunday until midday on Christmas. In the mountains of Alaska, Mile 47 Camp saw 78 inches of snow in a 24-hour period ending February 9, 1963. A wind advisory was in effect from 1 p.m.to 7 p.m. Monday, given the potential for gusts of up to 50 miles per hour and potential for downed tree limbs and branches.
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By Sunday morning, most areas around Montana will be waking up with temperatures below zero.
But it meant a heightened warning of avalanches in higher elevations outside of ski areas.
The cold comes after parts of CT saw upwards of five inches of snow on Monday - a rare white Christmas, according to forecasters.
Dangerously cold weather in the forecast for south central Montana
The weather service warned the coldest conditions will be Monday night into Tuesday morning and Tuesday night into Wednesday. Saturday night, look for patchy blowing snow under mostly cloudy skies that will gradually become clear.