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NWS: Today’s Cold Weather is ‘Good Practice’ for Next Week’s Arctic Burst of Temps Not Felt in 20 Years



By Jesse Wood

Jan. 3, 2013. As the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg, Va., office posted on its Facebook page Friday morning, today’s single-digit temperatures are “good practice” for the even colder weather that is expected to arrive early next week. 

Forecasters are predicting that subzero temperatures are a possibility and that the weather will be the coldest since an “arctic outbreak” that happened Jan. 1994. The best-case scenario is “extremely cold.” 

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