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Record-breaking cold hits Midwest

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/12/19, 10:17 am

CHICAGO—An “arctic airmass” from Siberia will bring record lows to the Midwest on Tuesday and Wednesday. The snow that blanketed the region has moved into parts of the Northeast, which could see up to a foot of frozen precipitation and “hazardous travel conditions,” according to the National Weather Service.

How cold will it get? The forecast high for Chicago on Tuesday is only 21 degrees, seven degrees lower than the previous record set for Nov. 12. Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights at the cities’ two airports. Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa all saw temperatures in the single digits on Tuesday morning, and Minnesota’s Twin Cities on Monday had the coldest high temperature for that day in three decades at 18 degrees. Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing as far south as the Texas Gulf Coast.

Dig deeper: Find updated information at the National Weather Service website.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • Big Jim
    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 02:02 pm

    This is a great example of global warming.

    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 02:35 pm

    Hopefully the lower temps will bring fewer gun battles in Chicago.

    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 02:42 pm

    I remember the last time Chicago people were wearing masks for the freezing air and thinking another ice age was coming. They demanded the gov't do something about it. It's a good thing they did not. You can look on the internet and see what people were suggesting during that cold snap before the Global Warming people took over.

    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 02:46 pm

    We do need to treat the Earth right, but wind mills that kill Eagles and solar panels that will fill our trash dumps are NOT the answers. 

  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 03:24 pm

    My personal favorite solution for clean energy is, for all over 18 who don’t work and receive government benefits and are physically capable (they don’t have to be athletes or super-fit), put them on stationary bikes hooked to generators. 8 hour shifts, and they get breaks, paychecks, production quotas, contributions towards retirement accounts, just like any of us on our jobs. 

    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 04:19 pm

    Sounds good to me Old Mike. ;-)

    The people on drugs that give them destructive energy should be very good at making energy for others.