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TODAY   |  December 03, 2013

Winter storm bearing down on Northwest

Winter storm Cleon is heading toward the Pacific Northwest and, besides bringing chilly temperatures and cold winds, is expected to drop 2 to 3 feet of snow.

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>> let's get to the latest on our top story. that train derailment. in a moment, we'll have that. put first, the powerful winter storm bringing snow and dangerous cold to part of the northern u.s. mike is in duluth, minnesota. good morning to you.

>> reporter: good morning, matt. from a windy and cold lake superior here with snow still flying, parts of nine states in the west are under winter storm warnings until midnight tomorrow night. let's take you to big sky country in montana. checking some of the snowfall totals. some of the mountains had over 15 inches of snow there. then we head east to a town synonymous with snow and cold, fargo. this morning it's not too shabby. we'll take 22 degrees. it's going to be bone chilling cold. several inch of snow yesterday and more today. here around town we had more than 10 inches of snow. yesterday, 7.5 set the record. but the big story once the snowfall ends is the bitter dangerously cold wind and wind chills coming in. we'll see temperatures by thursday, friday, and the weekend here as cold as 20 below zero. wind chills down to 30 below zero and afternoon highs not even to zero. when it doesn't hit zero even the locals start to complain. and the big concern late week, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, some of the states align for what could be a significant ice storm and that could knockout power to thousands.