A wave of extreme arctic cold as delayed a time across Canada starting on Tuesday to pour down over the northern united states, which is waiting for its worst cold spell in at least 20 years.
come in between Tuesday and Thursday to cover a large area from the northern plains and the great lakes down to Missouri and Kentucky.
a Temperature of between 20 and 30 degrees below zero is expected quite generally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and northern parts of Illinois and Indiana. In the border towards Canada, it will be near -40.
Because at the same time it will blow fresh, they warn us vädertjänsterna for a fatal chill. With the wind's help, -25 to feel like between -45 and -50.
The one who does not protect themselves properly are at risk to förfrysa exposed parts of the body in a few minutes.
during the coldest days. In Michigan, there are several authorities closed. Chicago zoo Brookfield closes for the fourth time ever in order to protect both animals and personnel. Wisconsin has some municipalities established skyddsplatser with the heat.
A number of cold records for individual days will be switched. Also some absolute cold records are in danger, even if most of the places in the north of the united states has experienced many brutal be cold snaps since temperature measurements began. In including North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota are the top records over 100 years old. Further to the east were set several records during a hard köldvåg 1994.
Chicago would, however, be able to touch his record of -33 degrees on Thursday morning. Right now talking to the forecasts of temperature in that direction. The record was set on O’Hareflygplatsen on 20 January 1985.
A few cold records in Iowa, can also possibly struck, among other Cedar Rapids -34 degrees.
However, the brutal cold is not all the way out to the east coast. New York city gets its coldest day on Thursday with an expected minimum temperature of -16 and -10.
a ettrigt low pressure with its accompanying snowy weather) depicts, given the name Jayden. In air traffic has to 1,800 departures set in Jaydens tracks, of which 1.000 only in Chicago, because of severe ice formation on the pitch and snow on the trails.
Three people have died in road accidents due to slipping and snörök.
Meteorological depends kalluftsutbrottet on to the so-called polarvirveln weakened, which made the bubble of the wall that is over the Arctic this time of year has been divided into several parts, which runs further south than is customary. One of these has thus chosen to take down the north american continent.
the cold wave will be short-lived this time. To weekend wins mildluften from the south land, and there will be degrees in the area. Fixed the winter to come back next week.