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April 16, 2014

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Steven Zenker breaks up ice in a water tank used for cows on his ranch near Carson, N.D., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains. Thursdays projected high is minus-6, falling to minus-10 by Saturday, with overnight lows to 24 below as a major winter storm bulldozed from the Rockies eastward. The National Weather Service forecast a foot or more of snow in some areas of the Upper Midwest, with freezing rain possible for parts of the Great Lakes.

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Steven Zenker breaks up ice in a water tank used for cows on his ranch near Carson, N.D., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains. Thursdays projected high is minus-6, falling to minus-10 by Saturday, with overnight lows to 24 below as a major winter storm bulldozed from the Rockies eastward. The National Weather Service forecast a foot or more of snow in some areas of the Upper Midwest, with freezing rain possible for parts of the Great Lakes.