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Arctic chill hits Upper Midwest
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By Associated Press and Times staff MONROE - The Arctic chill is gripping the Rockies and Upper Midwest - and it's crawling east. Sharp drops in temperature are expected in other parts of the U.S. in the coming days, thanks to a powerful weather system that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend before blanketing several states in snow. On Wednesday, the National Weather Service forecast showed a slight chance of snow showers for Monroe for Thursday with scattered flurries likely before 9 p.m.