American was frozen this morning, as temperatures plunged below freezing in every single state for the first time this winter.
From the mountains of Hawaii to northern Florida, through the frigid Midwest and, unsurprisingly, Alaska, thermometers read 32 degrees or below.
The Great Lakes have been the epicenter of the latest rush of winter weather, with parts of upstate New York deluged with an incredible five feet of snow in a matter of hours..
In western New York, authorities were forced to close down the New York State Thruway after snow piled up by the foot overnight.
More than three feet of snow has fallen in and around Buffalo, New York. Watertown, New York, has been hit almost as hard. Nearly two feet has piled up in northern Wisconsin. Northern and western Michigan expects one to two feet.
Dozens of drivers were stranded and officials declared a state of emergency in Buffalo and the surrounded suburbs. Authorities were enforcing a travel ban and urging residents to stay home, according to the Buffalo News.
Piled on: Good Morning America host Gio Benitez showed off thigh-deep snow that had fallen overnight in Buffalo, New York
Stranded: Dozens of motorists were stranded on the New York State Thruway overnight after snow took driver by surprise. Elsewhere in Buffalo, a state of emergency was declared
Bitter cold: Commuters across the country had to bundle up against the brutal temperatures. Here, a woman wears a hat, scarf and hood to protect against temperatures in Philadelphia that hit 21 degrees
Covered: Lake effect snow hammered Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding suburbs - dumping up to five feet between Monday night and Tuesday
Marching on: The wall of snow could be seen from miles away as it brought yet more snow to the pounded city
Almost the entire country is experiencing temperatures well below normal for this time of the year. In the Midwest, South, and Northeast, it's 15 to 25 degrees colder than it should be for mid-November.
In Northeast Ohio, temperatures hit record lows for November as wind chills dropped to -8 degrees. Lows in Chicago dropped to 12 degrees with a wind chill of -6.
On Monday, parts of Upstate New York experienced thundersnow, the rattling early winter phenomenon, and could see it again.
Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines said big snowfall is contained to a few places experiencing lake effect snow from the Great Lakes.