A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex has meant temperatures (with wind chill) are set to drop to as low as -46C (-50F) in Chicago. Cities in the midwest opened warming shelters as temperatures plummeted well below zero. The Illinois governor warned the weather ‘poses a serious threat’ to people’s wellbeing. The polar vortex, a mass of freezing air, usually spins around the north pole
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Early 2014 North American cold wave - Wikipedia
The 2014 North American cold wave was an extreme weather event that extended through the late winter months of the 2013–2014 winter season, and was also part of an unusually cold winter affecting parts of Canada and parts of the north-central and upper eastern United States. The event occurred in early 2014 and was caused by a southward shift of the North Polar Vortex.
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