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    Posted: January 27 2019 at 2:10pm
Polar vortex to bring prolonged, life-threatening cold outbreak to midwestern US this week

By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
January 27, 2019, 3:22:26 PM EST


The coldest weather in years will put millions of people and animals throughout the midwestern United States at risk for frostbite to occur in minutes and hypothermia during the final days of January.

The deep freeze continued across the Upper Midwest on Sunday with temperatures plummeting well below zero in the morning. The low of 45 below zero F in International Falls, Minnesota, shattered the day’s record of 36 below zero F from 1966.

As harsh as Sunday morning was, the worst is yet to come as the polar vortex gets displaced from the Arctic Circle and dives into the Midwest in the wake of the disruptive snowstorm starting this week.

In addition to the risks of frostbite and hypothermia, residents will be faced with high heating costs and the potential for frozen and bursting water pipes, dead car batteries and school closures.

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The cold can be life-threatening for any person or animal without a proper way to stay warm.

The Arctic blast will plunge across the Midwest early this week with the most extreme conditions anticipated at midweek.

"Some locations in the Midwest will be below zero continuously for 48-72 hours," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Mike Doll.

I am unfamiliar with this source, so I can't judge how good their predictions are. Judge for yourselves, this is the source:   https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/prolonged-life-threatening-cold-to-grip-midwestern-us-this-week-as-polar-vortex-plunges-south/70007262
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