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Polar Vortex U.S. Jan 2019 - High Risk Frostbite to People and Animals

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Many areas have already been experiencing minus 40 degree with windchill but it is expected to get worse.
Polar vortex to blast midwestern, northeastern US with extreme cold to end January

The colder air plunging back into midwestern and northeastern United States late this week will pale in comparison to the brutal cold expected to end January as the polar vortex plunges south.

"From this Thursday night through late next week, it will be a very cold stretch and high energy draw from the Plains to the East Coast," according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.

While the current blast of Arctic air is expected to hold highs to the single digits and teens across most of the Midwest on Friday and Saturday, even harsher conditions can put more people and animals at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during the middle of next week.


The weather services are projecting record low temperatures in Chicago breaking record of -27 of January 20, 1985. Be careful!

Over 20 cities could break temperature records as dangerous, bitter cold invades the Midwest

If you think the cold across the Midwest and Northeast is bad now, just wait.

Over the next week there will be two cold waves impacting the eastern half of the country. The first one will bring temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees below normal across the Midwest. The second will be the one for the record books.

I am not looking forward to it here in central NY state.  Joe Bastardi at has an entertaining way of explaining the reasoning behind his predictions.  He has been very accurate about this winter so far.


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