of the US and 33.0% of the lower 48 states.

68.6 million

people in the U.S. and 68.5 in the lower 48 states.

As of January 10-16:

A significant weather system impacted the lower Mississippi Valley and pushed northeast into the Ohio River Valley and the Northeast.  The active pattern over the Pacific Northwest and northern Rocky Mountains continued, bringing much-needed rain and snow to these regions.  Cooler than normal temperatures dominated the Plains region and the South, with areas of the northern Plains 15-20 degrees below normal.  Warmer than normal conditions dominated the West, with areas of the Great Basin 10-15 degrees warmer than normal.