(CNN) -- Residents across the Midwest and East Coast braced for winter storms Wednesday that were forecast to blanket some areas with more than a foot of snow.
The National Weather Service had issued a blizzard warning for parts of several midwestern states Wednesday, saying that places such as North Dakota and Minnesota could get dangerous wind chill readings of 25 to 35 degrees below zero.
More than a foot of snow was expected in parts of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, forecasters said.
The New England area also was expected to get dangerously frosty temperatures and heavy snow in some parts. Areas in Maine were expected to get as much as 10 inches Wednesday, the weather service said.
Snow and cold were expected to batter those areas a day after wintery weather pounded the western and midwestern United States on Tuesday.
Alpine Meadows, California, near Lake Tahoe, received 42 inches of snow before the storm moved out of the region Tuesday afternoon.
Snow and sleet fell on Chicago, canceling more than 325 flights Tuesday at O'Hare International Airport, according to a spokesman for Chicago's Department of Aviation.