Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Research | By Sheri Schwartz

Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents

Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents

It's only the fourth time the zoo has closed during its 85-year history. The Milwaukee Rescue Mission's call volume was "unusually high", but there should still be enough beds for those who need them, said the mission's president, Pat Vanderburgh. "However, IMD's extended range (four-weekly) bulletins have been forecasting the sustained below-normal temperatures in north India", said Pai. The wind chill temperature is more than a catchy forecast term.

You know it's bad when northern states like MI and Wisconsin declare emergencies.

A Wisconsin congressman is calling President Donald Trump "a moron" over a tweet that urged global warming to "come back fast" in the face of risky cold hitting the Midwest.

Evers is also activating the Wisconsin National Guard to assist with local emergency responders, if necessary.

Many areas from Minneapolis through the suburbs of Chicago measured up to eight inches of snow on Monday morning with some spots picking up close to a foot. The Twin Cities Weather Service office, where the wind chill is expected to plunge to minus-50, pulled out the real talk on Sunday.

Wisconsin state offices remained open on Monday. O'Hare was reporting delays averaging 44 minutes, while Midway's delays were lasting less than 15 minutes.

Weather experts are warning people in the affected areas not to underestimate the cold.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency for all of her state's counties Monday, well in advance of the brunt of the storm.

Heavy snow and gusting winds have also created blizzard-like conditions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern IL and other Midwestern states where officials have also closed schools, courthouses and businesses.

The cold air is riding behind an Arctic front that brought several inches of snow to the same region over the weekend. Chicago-area commuters woke up to heavy snowfall, with more than 5 inches already on the ground.

But Monday's snow is just a precursor to what's in store for IL starting Tuesday.

Even chillier was Naples, which only rose to 57 degrees Monday, also setting a record for the coldest high temperature on January 28.

Wednesday's forecast high of 14 below zero would set a record for the coldest high temperature in the Windy City ever, according to CBS Chicago. A few snow showers are possible, but right now, it doesn't look like anything too concerning.

Minnesota temperatures could hit minus 30 degrees (negative 34 degrees Celsius) with a wind chill of negative 60 (negative 51 degrees Celsius). This sent the cold normally trapped in the Arctic spilling out.

Forecasters tweeted that the bulk of the snow accumulation will be across the interior, with mainly rain around the Interstate 95 corridor. Scores of schools, businesses and government agencies announced closures in multiple states.

The National Weather Service says blizzard conditions were reported Sunday in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

In Wisconsin's biggest city, Milwaukee, downtown streets were virtually deserted Monday and every major highway in the state covered in ice or snow, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The county's courts and nonessential services will be closed Monday.

Hundreds of schools were closed across Michigan as road conditions deteriorated, including Eastern Michigan University.

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