Wednesday night's low is forecast at just 20 degrees, while temperatures may not get above freezing Thursday, Palmer said.
"Bozeman to West Yellowstone could see 6" - 8" of snow and in the back country near Cooke City 1' - 3' feet of snow is possible. Norridgewock and Auburn had 12 and 14.5 inches of snow, respectively.
"It will be cold, especially at night".
"If you do travel, make sure you have extra warm clothes or blankets in the vehicle in case you do get stuck or broken down".
The week after Christmas has some brutally cold temperatures in store, with only three days of temperatures above single digits.
Most of Arkansas is going to experience colder weather over the next several days with an arctic blast expected around Sunday.
"As best you can, cover up all skin surfaces", he said.
"We worry about the use of space heaters or unvented gas heaters", Majors said, noting that they can create carbon monoxide within a residence or become a fire hazard. Nor is it unheard of for an extended stretch of cold in December. "The skiing is really good and as long as people bundle up they'll have a great time". The high for Sunday will be 47.
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"It looks like the next potential for rainfall or wintry precipitation would be closer to New Year's Day in the Monday-Tuesday timeframe", Palmer said.
"Our confidence is very high that we won't get anything at all", Palmer said.
She said typically the daytime resource center for people in need has between 50 and 60 visitors. He suggested people check auto batteries that are more than a couple years old to make sure they are properly charged.
Settle in for a frigid New Year's Weekend on Delmarva, with low temperatures in the teens all week and into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
In Augusta, the Augusta Community Warming Center - in the St. Mark's Parish Hall - is preparing for an increase in visitors during the extreme cold spell. "More often than not, we're going to be dry". "We have tangible goods that will come in handy during subzero temperatures".
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As you start putting together those awesome New Year's Eve party plans for this weekend, you might want to do not forget to lay out some warmer clothes for morning after. The wind pattern can mean unusually cold winters for the Great Plains, weather experts say.