Published: Tue, January 29, 2019
Research | By Wilma Wheeler

Accumulating Snow & Polar Vortex To Hit The Lansing Area

Accumulating Snow & Polar Vortex To Hit The Lansing Area

According to the Weather Channel, the cold Arctic air will leave Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Des Moines, Iowa and the Ohio Valley facing subzero temperatures as low as -29 degrees Celsius, nearing or dipping below seasonal temperatures in much of the Arctic itself, including Greenland, northern Canada and Alaska.

Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights in Chicago and close hundreds of schools in several states. Some of the higher terrain in parts of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia will see feels like temperatures approach zero with below zero reading in the North Carolina mountains. Forecasters warn of record cold temperatures and wind chills that could be "possibly life threatening".

But you can continue to check in for updates on the cold snap, as workers at the National Weather Service are continuing to do their jobs without pay.

Almost a quarter of the USA population - more than 68 million people - will have temperatures, not including wind chill, fall below zero next week, CNN reported.

The Windy City and other areas in the upper Midwest are preparing for historic cold later this week, with some weather projections predicting around -45 to -60 wind chills.

More than a foot (30.5 centimeters) of snow was expected to accumulate Monday in southeastern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.

As the temperatures become erratic and even more frigid, it's best to keep an eye on the weather report and use caution if you go out on the roads.

According to Accuweather, areas along the I-80 and I-94 corridors are expecting snow and slippery conditions beginning on Sunday and continuing through early next week. There is also a possibility for a brief round of snow in the city.

Cold weather advisories are in effect across a broad swath of the central USA, from North Dakota to Missouri and spanning into Ohio. Temperatures over the weekend will be in the teens, about 10 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit below normal for this time of year.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard. The stadium said tours, the Lambeau Field Atrium and all its businesses, including the Packers Hall of Fame, were closed to visitors Monday.

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