Winter has taken the northern United States by storm this weekend – quite literally – with ‘life threatening cold’ hitting the North Dakota area and snow and ice complicating holiday travel in the Midwest and Northeast. The arctic air that has chilled large swaths of the northern United States for days will culminate this weekend with dangerous cold in Montana

and North Dakota as heavy snow falls in other parts of the country, officials said. People in North Dakota face ‘life threatening cold’ and the risk of frostbite with exposure of 10 minutes or less, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in an advisory. In Montana, dangerous wind chills are expected to last through Saturday afternoon and people should guard against hypothermia, the NWS said. READ MORE