The Iowa caucuses are exposed to sub-zero conditions due to the “extreme cold snap.”

The Iowa caucuses are exposed to sub-zero conditions due to the “extreme cold snap.”

The Buffalo Bills are asking fans to help clear snow before tonight’s game

Patrick Smith

The postponed playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. today, but there’s one problem: there’s a lot of snow on the field.

Yesterday’s game couldn’t be played as planned due to arctic conditions and safety concerns — but now the Bills say they need fans to come down to Highmark Stadium and shovel.

The Bills made their plea on their website alongside a photo of a snow-covered stadium.

The parade was open to the first 200 shovelers to show up after midnight and shovel during the morning. The pay is $20 per hour, with free breakfast and drinks.

The video shows a frozen water bottle in real time in Kansas City

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A video filmed at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, before a Chiefs game on Saturday, showed a bottle of water freezing in real time.

A man dies after his car crashes into a tree in Arkansas

Patrick Smith

A 59-year-old man died yesterday when his car crashed into a tree amid snowy and icy conditions in Arkansas, officials said today.

John Gehrke died after a 2:09 p.m. collision near Searcy, according to the Arkansas Department of Public Safety. Also in the car was Heather Gehrke, 47, who was listed as injured. They are both from Searcy.

The vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 31 when it crossed the center line of the road and went off the left side before striking a tree, the department said.

Along with much of the state, Searcy is under a winter weather advisory notice from the weather service urging motorists to be cautious and prepare for inclement weather.

At least three other people died due to weather-related events over the weekend.

Green Bay Packers QB Jordan Love helps fans stuck in the snow

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Jordan Love at Lambeau Field on January 7, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.John Fisher/Getty Images

One glamorous Green Bay Packers fan couldn’t believe her eyes when quarterback Jordan Love stepped in to help free her car after it got stuck in the snow.

Lucy Kurowski, 20, shared a photo of herself and the NFL star on Instagram on Friday, days before Love led his team to a 48-32 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round yesterday.

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A New Yorker captures clear thunderstorms on camera

Patrick Smith

Thundersnow was on display in Orchard Park, south of Buffalo, last night, according to a video posted to X by a local resident.

The footage was taken near the Buffalo Bills’ stadium, where the playoff game against Pittsburgh was scheduled to be held yesterday, but was postponed to 4:30 pm today.

NBC News’ Al Roker explained how thundersnow could happen in 2017.

Des Moines Snow Blankets

Max Butterworth

An aerial view reveals a snow-covered basketball court in Des Moines yesterday.

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Chicago opens warming centers as cold winds drop temperatures to 30 below zero

Patrick Smith

Chicago opened warming centers to provide a safe space for residents after the National Weather Service issued a two-day winter weather warning for temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees with wind chills.

The warning went into effect at midnight and will continue until Wednesday. “Residents can expect extreme cold and should limit the time they spend outdoors. Impacts include slippery road conditions due to ice and cold winds that can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes,” the city government said in a statement.

The Harold Washington Library located at 400 S. State St. was transformed. Its entire basement will be converted into a 24-hour warming centre, while six community centers run by the Department of Family Support Services will be used for the same purpose from 9am to 5pm whenever temperatures drop to 32 or below.

The temperature overnight in Chicago was about 9 degrees below zero, but felt like 33 below zero with the wind chill.

Winter weather warnings extend from coast to coast, with 102 million people at risk from cold winds

Patrick Smith

NOAA issued a winter weather warning across the United States today. Noah

Winter weather warnings were still in place early in the day affecting communities across the continental U.S., from Oregon to New Orleans and from Michigan to Maine, according to a new graph released by the weather service just after 6 a.m. ET.

More than 102 million people have been placed under a wind chill warning covering a large swath of the United States, from the Plains to the Rocky Mountains to Texas.

More than 72 million people have been placed under winter weather warnings.

About 22 million people have been placed under a winter storm warning, including most of Colorado, Utah, upstate New York and a wide range extending from West Virginia to Texas.

Other places were under warnings and advisories for hard freezes, dense fog and low tides.

Subzero conditions create traffic hazards in Iowa

Max Butterworth

Traffic passes a wrecked tractor trailer on the east side of Interstate 80 yesterday near Williamsburg, Iowa. Subzero temperatures and blizzard weather have forced presidential campaigns to modify, postpone or cancel events just days before the crucial Iowa caucuses, the first primary contest of the 2024 election year.

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The weather service warned of winter storms and freezing rain across the South

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Severe winter weather will continue throughout the day, with a winter storm moving from Texas into the Appalachians, while freezing rain will fall as far south as Louisiana’s western Gulf Coast, the weather service said in an

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