A powerful cold front is expected to rip through the Northeast and Midwest this week, with extreme temperatures reaching as low as -45 degrees as the US braces for the coldest air chill in three years.
More than 15 million people are under wind chill advisories after temperatures plummeted to -25 to -45 degrees on Monday.
The National Weather Service also warns that parts of northern New York and Massachusetts could see wind chills of between 35 and 40 below zero between 7pm Monday to 3pm on Tuesday that could cause ‘frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.’
Buffalo, New York, could also have significant snowfall on Monday night, with up to three feet of snow. Even New York City will see temperatures fall to as low at 17F but with wind chill it’ll feel as cold as 0F.
The bitter cold is expected to be present in the North Central states on Monday night too, with temperatures in Chicago expected to remain in the mid teens, according to AccuWeather. The Windy City usually has temperatures right around the freezing mark at this time of the year.
Cities further up north, like Duluth, Minnesota and Grand Forks, North Dakota, won’t have their temperatures rise above zero degrees all day on Monday, AccuWeather forecasters predict. But according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert, ‘the coldest air of the season thus far will arrive for a majority of the Northeast and portions of the mid-Atlantic by Tuesday as arctic air plunges into the northern US.’
The coldest wind chill values will likely occur between 2am and 11am on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts.
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Source: Daily Mail