It’s frostbite cold outside.
us chill map sunday
US Chill Map Sunday

A “polar vortex” is causing US temperatures to plunge 40 to 50 degrees below normal
Market Watch reported:

Dangerously cold air blowing across the U.S. from the northern plains is expected to cause frigid temperatures in the next few days, according to Weather.com.

The arctic blast called by some weather experts a “polar vortex” is causing temperatures to be 40 to 50 degrees below normal and is expected to extend into early next week, according to Weather.com and other forecasting services.

The polar vortex is a counterclockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air that usually stays in Canada but is making its way across the U.S., according to the National Weather Service.

Frostbite could occur after 5-10 minutes outside in the frigid temperatures if people don’t cover up, according to Weather.com.

The snowstorm caused widespread flight delays, hitting the Northeast the hardest.

The impact of the heavy snowfall was felt in the Midwest and Northeast, resulting in school closure’s government office shutdowns and delays of thousands of flights.

 

snow midwest
The Midwest and St. Louis is looking at record snow levels today. On Monday temperatures are expected to drop below zero. (Weather.com)

 

 

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