'You were warned!' Al Roker and National Weather Service hit back at politicians blaming bad forecasts for chaos in the South that left roads coated in ice as 15,000 children were forced to sleep at their schools because officials had not cancelled classes
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed blaming each other over traffic chaos and claim they were not forewarned
National Weather Service explicitly cautioned on Monday that snow 'will make travel difficult or impossible'
Al Roker said: 'They were warned about it and they should have been prepared for it. It's a shame. It really is'
Around the time the traffic jams began on Tuesday, Deal and Reed were at an awards ceremony recognizing the mayor as the '2014 Georgian of the Year'
Georgia National Guard is taking drivers to find their abandoned cars today
Temperatures dropped to about 15 degrees overnight on Wednesday in the Atlanta area but rose to high 30s today
Six dead in traffic accidents, including five in Alabama, and four people were killed early on Tuesday in a Mississippi mobile home fire blamed on a faulty space heater
Some 15,000 schoolchildren either slept on buses stuck on the roads or on cots in school gymnasiums
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'Once in a generation' ice storm descends on South as brutal cold continues to blanket the Midwest - closing schools, freezing rivers and grounding more than 3,200 flights
Usually warm-weather destinations including Savannah, Georgia and Pensacola, Florida will see snow and ice today
Parts of the Midwest including Chicago and Minneapolis will endure a second consecutive day of subzero temperatures
80 million people are affected by wind chill advisories
Schools and universities across the South and Midwest are closed, while airports and Amtrak have canceled journeys
Brutal Cold Midwest Whiteout Conditions Minnesota Plus Extreme Cold 1/28/2014
An unusual weather pattern that drives air from the Arctic Circle south will send temperatures plummeting from Minneapolis to Louisville, Ky., and leave a huge swath of the country colder than Alaska.
Mike Hudson of the National Weather Service says the wind chill will make Minneapolis feel like minus 43 degrees Monday morning — far colder than the minus 4 degrees it will feel like in the nation's northernmost city of Barrow, Alaska.
That will be a shock for much of the Midwest. In Kansas City, Mo., the high temperature Sunday was expected to be 60 while Monday's high is forecast to be only 15.
Not only that, but the cold will stick around for a couple days. In Chicago, Hudson says, temperatures should remain below zero for 2½ days.
The Windy City frozen solid! Stunning images of Chicago reveal the devastating effect of the polar vortex's -62F temperatures
The Midwest and the East were colder than much of Antarctica on Tuesday
Around 70 daily record lows expected to be broken on Tuesday from the Deep South to Northeast and Midwest
Almost 1,200 flights were canceled at Chicago's two airports on Tuesday as a deep freeze lingers across the country
The windchill in Comertown, Montana made it feel as low as -62°F
In New York City, Central Park was 5F on Tuesday, the coldest January 7 since 1896
Almost 1,200 flights canceled at Chicago's two airports on Tuesday
Further travel disruptions are expected and schools closures are still in effect in Washington D.C. and Atlanta
Experts have called the temperatures and freezing winds 'dangerous and life threatening' - warning that skin can freeze in just ten minutes in wind chills of minus 50
Brutal, life-threatening cold descended over the East and the South, sending the mercury plummeting on Tuesday into the single digits and teens from New York and Washington to Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham - where many people have little experience in dealing with freezing weather.
After pounding the Midwest and Great Lakes over the weekend, snow from winter storm Ion started to move into the East on Tuesday.
The morning weather map for the eastern half of the U.S. was dotted with lots of small, negative numbers with the Midwest and the East were colder than much of Antarctica.
The historic freeze shuttered schools, businesses and made road conditions treacherous. More than 3,700 flights - around one out of every 10 domestic departures - were canceled on Monday with delays continuing today. The majority of cancellations were in Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Boston.