Severe storms pushing across the Dakotas toward Minnesota Friday afternoon have had a history of producing damaging wind gusts, very large hail and tornadoes.
The strongest storms in South Dakota have produced hail up to the size of tennis balls and wind gusts greater than 80 mph.
The thunderstorms are riding along the northern rim of heat surging across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
The punches just keep coming from Old Man Winter as another storm with snow may sweep from the Midwest this weekend into the Northeast by Groundhog Day.
An Alberta Clipper will bring a fresh wave of snow to the Northeast for the end of the week.
As temperatures decrease and winter brings shortened days, human behavior changes coincide with opportunities for property theft.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
In the wake of the Thursday night snow and spotty ice around Harrisburg, much colder air will sweep in and remain for the weekend.
The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 1, as the Super Bowl kicks off in Glendale, Arizona.
Mid Atlantic (1993)
Temperatures across VA & MD rise 20-25 degrees in an hour with warm frontal passage.
Oshtemo, MI (1997)
115" of snow so far this season - new seasonal record.
New York City (1780)
Reported temperature of minus 16 degrees; heavy guns brought over ice of Upper Bay from Manhattan to Staten Island.