Polar vortex 2019: Temperatures to plunge to ‘historic’ lows not seen in decades

The harsh winter blast that has already killed at least seven people will worsen dramatically Wednesday, forecasters warned, saying that the expected conditions could be the coldest in a generation.The National Weather Service late Tuesday described the polar vortex system surging from the north as “one of the coldest arctic air mass intrusions in recent memory.” It said bitterly cold, very dangerous wind chills would spread across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country, “likely leading to widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures” plunging more than 20 degrees below zero in the Midwest.

Source: Polar vortex 2019: Temperatures to plunge to ‘historic’ lows not seen in decades

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