WEATHER: Torrents & Twisters

Down from the Canadian Rockies across the central U. S. last week swept steady frigid winds that drove temperatures far below normal, made moisture condense like breath on a cold windshield. Results:

In Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Illinois, blizzards that nipped early crops, tore down telephone wires, blocked roads; in Chicago, a 9-inch snowfall in one day.

In the South, where freakish twisters were still coursing along the Alabama-Mississippi boundary and last week killed ten people and wrecked hundreds of houses, driving rains brought most creeks and rivers to flood stage, some...

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