Arctic polar vortex sends temperatures across the U.S. tumbling to lows not seen in almost 20 years with wind chill as low as 60 degrees below zero – and it's heading to the East Coast

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Arctic polar vortex sends temperatures across the U.S. tumbling to lows not seen in almost 20 years with wind chill as low as 60 degrees below zero – and it's heading to the East Coast

Post  fshnski on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:33 am

As the Midwestern U.S. shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday.

Icy conditions snarled travel across the Midwest and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, days after the Northeast was hammered by the first winter storm of the season.

"The coldest temperatures in almost two decades will spread into the northern and central U.S. today behind an arctic cold front," the National Weather Service said on Sunday. "Combined with gusty winds, these temperatures will result in life-threatening wind chill values as low as 60 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit/minus 51 degrees Celsius)."


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/brutally-cold-weather-looms-east-coast-article-1.1567358#ixzz2pd3hNqYk

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