The coldest weather for years will risk the lives of millions of people and animals across the Midwestern United States, causing hypothermia and frostbite within minutes of the last days of January.
Deep-frozen continued on Sunday in the upper Midwest, with temperatures dropping significantly below zero in the morning. The low of 45 below zero F in International Falls, Minnesota, shattered the daily record of 36 below zero F of 1
As hard as Sunday morning was, the worst is yet to come, as the polar vortex is displaced from the Arctic circles and Dives in the Midwest after the disturbing snowstorm earlier this week.
In addition to the risks of frostbite and hypothermia, residents are faced with high heating costs and the potential for frozen and bursting water pipes batteries and school closures.
The cold can be life-threatening for any human or animal if you do not keep warm.
The Arctic explosion will break off with the US West this week The most extreme conditions are expected in the middle of the week.
"Some locations in the Midwest will be under zero for 48-72 hours," said AccuWeather's senior meteorologist, Mike Doll.
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The toughest conditions are expected from North Dakota to the north of Illinois, where prolonged exposure to the dangerously low AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures can lead to frostbite in minutes. On Tuesday night, lows below 30 below zero will take up much of North Dakota, East South Dakota and Minnesota. Chicago temperatures can drop to 25 below zero for the first time since the mid-1980s.
Wednesday's temperatures are expected to pick up slightly, with highs just below 10 below Fargo, North Dakota, Minneapolis and Minneapolis Chicago. Heights in the single-digit range will shake the values of Kansas City, Missouri, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pittsburgh.
Wednesday night can be just as cold, if not colder than, Tuesday night in many areas.
With biting winds triggering the Arctic explosion, AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures may drop below 40 ° C on Tuesday night from Fargo to Minneapolis and Chicago, staying at least Wednesday night.
I can not stress how dangerously cold it gets, "said Doll. "An entire generation has passed in the Chicago area without this kind of cold."
The cold can cause both daytime and nighttime records as temperatures are kept 20 to 40 degrees below normal.
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Residents should take proper precautions and cover all exposed skin to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. The homeless should be encouraged to stay in shelters.
"Homeless shelters are likely to fill up quickly," Doll added. 19659025] Blast 27 January “/>
Residents should ensure that propane, wood pellets and / or firewood are available in sufficient quantities for the duration of this cold outbreak. In homes that lose heat, a life-threatening situation can occur.
Motorists should travel in the event of a vehicle failure with a winter survival kit and then be forced to wait for help.
In the midst of the cold of a vast lake – snowfall and storm event – the Great Lakes can cause other dangers to the journey. Along the surrounding rivers, you can make other jams that increase the risk of flooding in the surrounding communities.
While the harshest conditions are expected in the Midwest, the January Arctic explosion will extend to the northeast and south.
Thursday's cold explosion last week may be the toughest one this winter along I-95 Corridor to the northeast. The day can start with single digit lows from Boston to New York City to Baltimore, with highs only for the bottom or bottom 20s.
As in the Midwest, RealFeel® temperatures are dangerously low due to the wind
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