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April 17, 2014

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Cabin fever sets in amid relentless cold, snow

Updated Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 | 10:23 p.m.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The constant onslaught of snow, ice and frigid temperatures hitting the Midwest and East Coast is keeping many people stuck inside. And with a month-and-a-half of winter still to go, cabin fever is setting in.

School districts across two-thirds of the nation are dealing with higher than normal numbers of snow days. Avid outdoor recreationalists are making do indoors.

Social service agencies that provide for the needy and elderly are trying to work around the forecasts.

Still, the weather isn't breaking any records. Meteorologist Alex Sosnowksi says this season's weather comes along every decade or two. He says this winter seems especially bad because of a recent string of mild winters.