US to feel colder than Antarctica

 

Vehicles travel along 441 during a snowstorm in Appleton, Wisconsin. Authorities in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin put emergency measures in place to handle the frigid weather.— AP
Vehicles travel along 441 during a snowstorm in Appleton, Wisconsin. Authorities in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin put emergency measures in place to handle the frigid weather.- AP

New York - Temperatures could hit minus 40º Centigrade in parts of the Northern Plains and Great Lakes, the National Weather Service said.

By Reuters

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Published: Wed 30 Jan 2019, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 31 Jan 2019, 12:00 AM

Parts of the United States are bracing for record low temperatures - colder than Antarctica - on Wednesday, as a blast of Arctic air gripping much of the country spreads further across the Midwest and Eastern states. 
Temperatures could hit minus 40º Centigrade in parts of the Northern Plains and Great Lakes, the National Weather Service said. 
"The heart of this cold... is hitting us now. A lot of records are going to fall," said Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the NWS's Weather Prediction Center in Maryland.
Officials in Illinois and the Northern states advised residents to stay indoors. In neighbouring Illinois, Chicago was bracing for one of its coldest days on record.


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