TODAY | January 01, 2014
>> reporter: was dropping snow flakes were falling in the chicago area . nbc's kevin tibbles is in chicago this morning. good morning and happy new year.
>> reporter: there's nobody else i'd rather be standing with this time of the morning than you. we did get a fair amount of snow overnight. a half a foot here in chicago and the midwest. they seem to have delivered on the first new year's promise of the year. the weather men and women out there. it's tapered off now. the temperatures remain very cold and of course that was of great concern to people here in chicago , those heading out for new year's celebrations and further west. temperatures there are subarctic if you ask me when you get down into the below zero area. the real situation here or the concern is this storm is picking up steam as it heads east toward the northeast of the country. it's going to be socking that place in with as much as a foot to perhaps 18 inches of snow over the next day or two and then, of course, what everyone is going to be doing today is snuggling up in part of the tv to watch the nhl winter classic being played in ann arbor michigan. there's no danger of any of the ice melting there, peter. i can tell you that.
>> the frozen tundra of michigan stadium today. thank you so much. appreciate it.