Deep Freeze: Dangerously Cold Record Low -20 Temps to Hit Chicago, Midwest

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Chicago could see its lowest daily ‘high’ temp ever. Polar air causing dangerous travel conditions, freezing pipes.

Stay warm, a Deep Freeze Grips Midwest With Record-Breaking Low Temperatures.

Surges of cold polar air are blasting the Midwest with the lowest temperatures in years, set to last until the end of the week. Temperatures in Chicago could drop to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 29 Celsius) for the first time since the mid-1990s.

“I cannot stress how dangerously cold it will be,” said Mike Doll, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather. “An entire generation has gone by without experiencing this type of cold in the Chicago area.”

The National Weather Service said a “potentially record-breaking push” of Arctic air will bring wind chills as low as minus 40 degrees to the Northern Plains and Great Lakes areas by Wednesday. That’s the day Chicago is forecast to see its lowest daily high temperature ever -- minus 12, beating the record of minus 11 set in 1994.

Winter is Here

If you elect to travel in these conditions, make sure you dress warm and the battery in you car is a good one.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (25)
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ML1
ML1

Where is global warming?

2banana
2banana

Too cold - global warming Too hot - global warming Too rainy - global warming To little rain - global warming Hurricanes - global warming No hurricanes - global warming

All solutions require massive government regulations, massive tax increases and banning stuff.

shamrock
shamrock

"The six days from January 12 to 17 are all within Australia's ten hottest days on record, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said. "

Sechel
Sechel

if this post is to poke fun at global warming, it fails. the seeming contradiction has long since been explained by scientists.

Realist
Realist

This is indeed climate change caused by global warming. More extremes everywhere. And it is going to cost us more every year.

jivefive99
jivefive99

Must be strange that everywhere in the world is on fire except for the Eastern half of the US, where a lot of big decisions get made. All this with a sun that has today almost zero sunspots, which cools the sun. And how about China sending almost all the CO2 in to the air trying to keep the electricity on. No wonder there are no political answers here. There are no answers here .. period!

thimk
thimk

This is the 1st year of the AOC's 12 year Armageddon countdown.

pi314
pi314

I'm curious if Tesla's still work at this temperature and for how long.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Woo woo, winter, I can remember many times when the low temp was -20 when I used to live in northern Illinois. In northern Michigan it happens every winter.

Sechel
Sechel

I'm sure this post violates many errors in statistics and drawing conclusions from statistics. chicago is experiencing a cold spell therefore global warming is a hoax

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

Chicago will have to sell flannel underware by the R-factor.

awc13
awc13

it would be much colder if not for global warming

gregggg
gregggg

Not as cold as the cold spell we had in the detroit area in the early 80's . High -13. 4 years ago we had a low of -16... I remember it well because I had to take my wife for tests @ 6:30 AM. The weather is getting sensationalized on both extremes. Big swings are normal.

Sechel
Sechel

trump is now tweeting about this. clearly the anti-global warming crowd is using this story to push an agenda

Sechel
Sechel

when it comes to pollution capitalism fails. there's no cost imposed on those companies that act irresponsibly.