NOAA map shows shroud of cold air descend across the U.S. this week.

Watch a Shroud of Cold Air Descend Across the Country

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Jan. 25 2013 10:53 AM

Watch a Shroud of Cold Air Descend Across the Country

As anyone north of Florida has probably already pieced together for themselves by now, this week has been a bitterly cold one for most of the country. The bad news: The frosty weather is expected to stick around over the next few days for much of the country. The good news: NOAA has this rather awesome-looking video of how the cold air spread. It's probably not an equal tradeoff for those of you living in Crane Lake, Minn. (where the mercury fell to negative-35 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday), but, hey, at least it's something.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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