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New Ulm Man 1 of 16 Deaths Across Country Due to Weather

Created: 01/04/2014 12:58 PM KAALtv.com

(AP) - A winter storm that blanketed much of the eastern US with snow and bone-chilling temperatures is being blamed for at least 16 deaths.

Police said the cold contributed to the death of a 79-year-old man who fell outside his home in New Ulm, Minnesota, where temperatures dropped down to -18 degrees.
    
Forecasters expect a weekend warm-up in some areas before temperatures plunge again, threatening to bring record lows and wind chills that could reach minus-50 or colder.
    
The cold temperatures kept the snow powder and easy to plow as residents in the hard-hit corridor between Philadelphia and Boston dug out.
    
The heaviest snow fell north of Boston in Boxford, which received nearly 2 feet. Nearly 18 inches fell in Boston and in western New York near Rochester. Lakewood, N.J., got 10 inches, and New York's Central Park 6. Philadelphia got more than 6 inches.

Minnesota's governor called off all public school classes Monday because of another cold blast in the forecast.

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