whereas Eastern and midwest USA was having colder weather than Alaska..temp were below normal by 5-15 c at most places here ..
MINNEAPOLIS WAS COLDER THAN BARROW,ALASKA..
The temperate parts of the continent(specially central and eastern Canada , eastern US plains) are subject to wild temperature swings .. -15 c temp may be followed by +15 c temp in a couple of days and vice versa.. The swings may be more extreme in the northern parts of central and eastern Canada , eastern US plains..
Chinook winds may play havoc at the eastern edge of the Rocky mountains..
1) The greatest recorded temperature change in 24 hours was caused by Chinook winds on January 15, 1972, in Loma, Montana(USA); the temperature rose from -48 to 9°C (-54 to 48°F)..
2) In Pincher Creek(Alberta,Canada), the temperature rose by 41°C (74°F), from -19 to 22°C (-2 to 72°F), in one hour in 1962.
CHINOOK WINDS ARE CURRENTLY ACTIVE AT CALGARY,ALBERTA ..
Temp at noon are 12 c.. by tomorow noon when the chinook effect fades they are expected to fall to -16 c
California (Los Angeles) is having mild weather as always during this time of the year ..