At least seven people have been confirmed dead Wednesday as temperatures plunge to near-record lows across the Midwest; with experts saying the death toll will likely rise as the severe cold lingers across the region.
“Seven people have died this week amid unbearably frigid temperatures and snowy conditions in the Midwest — including a 9-year-old boy and a man who was hit by a city snowplow,” writes the NY Post.
“The bitter polar vortex has caused the mercury to plunge more than 40 degrees below zero in some states, making it extremely dangerous to drive or even go outside,” adds the article.
The severe temperatures descended on the central United States early Tuesday morning as a polar vortex moved into the region from Canada. The frigid weather is expected to last through the end of the week.
Read the full report at the NY Post.
FREEZE OUT: 75% of USA to Face Freezing Temps, Snow Storms this Week
A “polar vortex” forming over Canada is poised to unleash freezing temperatures and blankets of snow across the United States this week; smashing historic records from the Midwest to the southeast.
“The coldest weather in years will put millions of people and animals throughout the midwestern United States at risk for hypothermia and frostbite to occur in minutes during the final days of January,” warns Accuweather.
The National Weather Service issued a stark warning this week; saying multiple states could suffer the “coldest air in a generation” and warned Americans of near “impossible” travel conditions.
Read the full story here.
BUNDLE UP: ‘Real Feel’ Temperatures to Reach -70 DEGREES in Parts of US, Colder than Antarctica
A harsh polar vortex that formed over central Canada this week finally moved towards the Midwest and central United States Tuesday; sending temperatures to record lows and posing serious health dangers for millions of Americans and animals across the region.
“The coldest weather in years will put millions of people and animals throughout the midwestern United States at risk for hypothermia and frostbite to occur in minutes during the final days of January,” writes Accuweather.
“The deep freeze has commenced across the Upper Midwest with an AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 70 degrees below zero Fahrenheit reported at Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Tuesday morning,” adds the weather website.
In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019
Chicago is poised to reach a record-setting low of -27 degrees Thursday morning, compared to Priestley Glacier, Antarctica’s “warm” temperature of just 7 degrees below zero.
Read the full report at Accuweather.