A dangerous arctic blast continues to sweep across the US, bringing below-freezing temps to 80% of the country. With dangerously low temperatures like this, there are a few important things you need to know.

Iowa Prepares For State's Caucuses, As Large Snowstorms And Brutal Cold Batter The State
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This Is What The National Weather Service Says

The National Weather Service warned that brutal wind chills are expected to push temperatures 30 degrees below zero from the Northern points of the Rocky Mountains throughout the midwest and all the way through the western states. Even reaching as low as Texas.

A variety of arctic storms have swept the nation, dropping record amounts of snow throughout the entirety of the country, with high winds and heavy snow.

Map Of The U.S.A. Freezing Temperatures

Check out this map where you'll see all of the temperatures vary from -26 degrees, to the warmest temperatures on the coast of southern Florida at just 73 degrees.

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National Weather Service

Many states have declared states of emergency in the past week due to the cold temperatures and unexpected snowfall.

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South Carolina, Don't Leave These 6 Items in Your Vehicle When it's Freezing

As winter weather sweeps in with chilling winds and below-freezing temperatures, one must not overlook the possible consequences it might have on our vehicles. While some people might know not to leave perishable items or electronics in their car overnight, the list goes beyond these usual suspects. Certain items can break, spoil, or even become hazardous when left to the mercy of harsh winter conditions. This guide outlines key items you should avoid leaving inside your car when temperatures plunge below freezing.

Don't Leave These 6 Items in Your Vehicle When it's Freezing

USA Today has shared six items that need to be removed from your car during freezing temperatures. While some of these might seem obvious, there might be a few you've not considered before.

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