POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 8:18am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm
It was a chilly columbus day for much of the country. From the northeast to the Rockies it's been unseasonably cold. A wintery mix of snow and rain caused a 60 car pile-up south of Denver, Colorado.
It's part of an early arctic blast that's gripping the nation's midsection.
To the north, portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula could see up to two inches of new snow. Areas of the high plains and Rocky Mountain west are setting records for cold temperatures and snowfall. The cold temperatures haven't swept across the entire country just yet, however. It still reached 95 degrees in southern Florida over the weekend.