Brace Yourselves: DANGEROUSLY Cold Weather is Coming

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If you live in the Midwest, you surely already know that dangerously cold weather is heading your way. Some parts of the region are experiencing heavy snowfall and powerful winds, and the worst is yet to come.

Here’s what has already happened.

Officials have already canceled nearly 1,600 flights so far, most at Chicago’s airports. Hundreds of schools have been closed. In Michigan, non-essential government offices, including the Capitol, are closed.

Winter Storm Jayden has already pummeled parts of the Plains and Midwest with snow and wind and is now heading for parts of the South and the East.

In Wisconsin and Minnesota, snowplow drivers are having trouble keeping up. Those states are expecting up to 14 inches of snow in some areas.

Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour were measured early this morning in Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, Michigan, according to The Weather Channel.


In the Northeast, winter storm watches have been issued from Monday night into Wednesday morning for parts of western, central and upstate New York, northeast Pennsylvania, and western and northern New England.

Even folks in the South aren’t escaping this winter storm. Warnings have been issued for parts of Mississippi, Alabama, northern Georgia, south-central Tennessee, and western North Carolina. Winter weather advisories stretch from northern Louisiana to western Virginia and West Virginia.

But even more extremely cold “arctic” weather is yet to come.

The most dangerous weather is yet to come: “frigidly low temperatures that the region hasn’t seen in a quarter century,” reports the Associated Press:

Wednesday is expected to be the worst. Wind chills in northern Illinois could fall to negative 55 degrees (negative 48 degrees Celsius), which the National Weather Service called “possibly life threatening.” Minnesota temperatures could hit minus 30 degrees (negative 34 degrees Celsius) with a wind chill of negative 60 (negative 51 degrees Celsius). (source)

Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center, told the AP that temperatures will plummet over the next three days:

“That’s quite dangerous. You’re talking about frostbite and hypothermia issues very quickly, like in a matter of minutes, maybe seconds.” (source)

Here’s more, from USA Today: meteorologist Ryan Maue said a “blend of models” shows that 55 million people in 24 percent of the continental U.S. land could be at zero degrees or lower Wednesday morning. In Chicago, wind chills as low as 55 below zero are “likely” midweek, the weather service said. Some areas in the northern Plains could see wind chills of 64 degrees below zero. (source)

Take a look at this map:

Wind chill forecast


Here’s what you need to know to get prepped.

Are you ready to get stuck inside for a few days? Do you have enough water and food for your family? Do you have a way to stay warm if the power goes out? Now is the time to get prepared. Below, you’ll find a list of articles with everything you need to know. The best advice is to stay off the roads and stay inside if at all possible.

Be sure to check on any elderly or vulnerable neighbors during this time, particularly if the power goes out.

Stay warm and safe!

Are you going to get extremely cold “arctic” weather?

Are you expecting colder than usual weather this week? What are you doing to prepare for it? Share your thoughts and preps in the comments section below.

Dagny Taggart

Dagny Taggart

Dagny Taggart is the pseudonym of an experienced journalist who needs to maintain anonymity to keep her job in the public eye. Dagny is non-partisan and aims to expose the half-truths, misrepresentations, and blatant lies of the MSM.

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  • 1) Layering Of clothing
    2) Avoid quick exertion leading to excess sweat-vacation pace.
    3) Breath through nose
    4) Minimize flesh exposure
    5) “Cotton Is Rotten “ Leave “thermal” undergarments containing cotton in the store. Wool/polypropylene combination is tough to better.

  • I grew up in CLE and clearly remember such wind chills when I was a kid. They didn’t ‘name’ such fronts back then, we just dealt with them. We rarely got ‘snow days’ back then, but when one of these hit, we knew it wasn’t going to be any fun. This isn’t really a winter storm, just a massive arctic front. And, no, I did not have to go ‘storm shopping’. We do, however, have fingers crossed that vehicles will start in the AM (we don’t keep ‘engine warmers’ here, as we don’t often see such cold temps. Otherwise, we will be fine. And @NotsoFree, you forgot that “it’s all Trump’s fault”, LOL! Everyone stay safe, and as Dagny said, be sure to check on any elderly neighbors!

  • In the 1980s we suffered through cold waves in Omaha (eight straight days of highs 20 years ago. We moved to Florida!

  • Just went through three days in Minnesota. Ten feet outside my back door it was minus 31.5 degrees F with wind-chills probably down in the minus 60s or 70s.

    It’s really not so bad, but you do have to be careful traveling in those kinds of temps. I’ve found that Carhart brand coats and coveralls are the next best thing to a spacesuit, and when you combine those with hats, scarves, mittens and ski goggles, the only part of you that is open to the weather is the tip of your nose. I keep those coveralls in my car all winter long and will be able to throw them on if my car stops for some reason.

    I spent all three days in meetings for my work, and the funny thing is that there were people up from Florida, North Carolina and Texas who flew up for the meetings, but the people from Canada couldn’t make it because of the cold. Yes, those Southerners all survived and did just fine.

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