Chicago, USA (WNews)- Talk about being cold, parts of Canada and the USA is being hit by a record and dangerous cold which caused temperatures records and windchills.
The cold weather started last week with a strong polar plunge coming from the Arctic which caused temperatures to drop below zero degrees or 32 ° F. The high in Chicago today was around 0°F (-17°) with the wind chill feeling way colder.
In Winterpeg aka Winnipeg, Canada, the windchill reached -50°C (-58° F) while the temperature is expected to get colder over the coming days. In the Canadian Capital, the temperature has been hovering around the -40° C (-40°F) windchills over the last few days. In contrast, the warmest city In the country has been Vancouver which has been experiencing a balmy 8°C with flowers beginning to blossom.
The temperature is expected to get worst across the US mid-west with wind chills expected to get to -60°F (-51°C) which is colder than the South Poles. The cold weather has caused schools to closed for Tomorrow. The weather is so bad that US Postal Service has been suspended in some parts according to CNN.
The Cold has been blamed for one death in Minnesota and caused a statewide state of emergencies. In the Dakotas, the temperature has plunged to -50°F (-45°C). Some parts of the Great Lakes has windchills reaching -65° F (-53°C). The temperatures have caused the Great Lakes to freeze up with Lake Superior having the most surface of the ice.
The temperatures are expected to get colder across the Eastern US including the State of Georgia where the host city of Atlanta is hosting Super Bowl LIII this Sunday. Snow and cold are forecasts are hit the city as the city prepares for the Super Bowl.
Stay Safe and Warming during this record Cold.
Top Tips to Stay Safe
- Drink warm drinks
- Dress in many layers
- If possible, don’t drive or do errands
- Don’t cross the ice as it may be thin which could break easily
- Follow Local Officials and warnings
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