“Dangerous,” Arctic Blast to Freeze Nearly 200 Million as Polar Vortex Slams US

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A massive blast of Arctic air will hit the Midwest and Northeast by the middle of this week, bringing temperatures to their lowest levels in years.

the National Weather Service is preparing us for the extreme cold that’s forecast to roar into the U.S. next week. –USA Today

“The coldest air of the season will plunge the upper Midwest and Great Lakes into life-threatening conditions,” noted the National Weather Service.
According to the National Weather Service, the hardest hit zone will stretch from Minnesota and Iowa through Michigan – including Chicago, Detroit, Des Moines, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison.

The Chicago Weather Service office has predicted temperatures below zero for 60 consecutive hours – from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. “Only eight times since 1872 has Chicago recorded subzero highs on at least two consecutive days, the most recent being early February 1996,” it announced.

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