The polar vortex striking the US will cause temperatures to plummet up to 40 degrees colder than normal
- The polar vortex is headed toward the US, expected to bring record-breaking cold to the Northeast, upper Midwest, and Great Lakes this week.
- The National Weather Service tweeted that wind chill will be the coldest since the mid-1990s for some regions.
- The worst of the storm is expected to hit from Tuesday through Thursday and is forecast to dwindle by Friday.
- WATCH NEXT: How long you can stay in extremely cold temperatures before getting frostbite
The polar vortex is headed toward the US, expected to bring record-breaking cold to the Northeast, upper Midwest, and Great Lakes by this week. It's so cold that it could give people frostbite in just 5 minutes.
Each year, a pocket of frigid air - the polar vortex - forms over the Arctic, and it usually stays north of the US. But some of it has broken off and is traveling south where it will hit the hardest in Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan, causing temperatures to plummet by as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit below normal.The National Weather Service tweeted that windchill will be the coldest since the mid-1990s for some regions.Advertisement
Some regions are already starting to see record-breaking cold. International Falls, Minnesota hit -46 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, its fifth-lowest temperature on record. And the weather service in Des Moines, Iowa stated: "This is the coldest air many of us will have ever experienced."
The worst of the storm is expected to hit from Tuesday through Thursday and is forecast to dwindle by Friday. So bundle up because "brutal cold is coming."
- Chinese hackers claim Apple's Secure Enclave chip has a new 'unfixable vulnerability'
- National Education Policy: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister writes to Modi opposing the shift to three languages
- Bajaj Auto's July sales drop by a third and the bigger dent came from exports
- One-time loan restructuring dilemma - RBI won’t commit, and India Inc won’t stop asking for it
- While people boycott Chinese products, IPL to retain Chinese sponsors: Omar Abdullah