The combination of those extremes results in a daily average of minus-17, just short of December 24, 1983, when the average temperature was minus-18 in the Windy City.
At least five deaths related to extreme coldweather have been reported since Saturday in Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, local media reports said.
A zebra died at a farm in northern in due to the extreme cold gripping the region.
"While winds will gradually diminish throughout the day, wind chill values are only expected to rise to around zero by afternoon", it added. The arctic conditions caused problems from Buffalo to Brooklyn, where about 200 firefighters battling an early morning blaze in a commercial building took turns getting warm on buses amid the frigid conditions.
Two-thirds of the continental United States will be a frozen ice box Tuesday, as the so-called polar vortex of frigid arctic air spins across the U.S. Midwest, clips the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley and pushes on into New England.
Wisconsin and MI have declaried a state of emergency, with many state agencies closed in IL as well. But students headed back to school in eastern North Dakota, where subzero temperatures were forecast to crawl upward. They are 5 to 6 feet underground and beneath the frost line, but that matters little when temperatures drop so dramatically, Peckinpaugh said.
In Detroit, more than two dozen water mains froze.
As of noon Thursday, at O'Hare International Airport 1,467 flights were canceled, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.
Chicago recorded a low temperature of about minus 23 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 30 Celsius) - not a record, but close to it. Minneapolis recorded minus 27 F (minus 32 C). Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, will drop to around minus-20 - 10 degrees warmer than parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and IL will be at the same time.
The weather service initially hinted of a possibility that Thursday morning could at least match the 1985 record.
The Michigan Agency for Energy said the state's utility companies had agreed not to shut off gas or electric supplies to delinquent customers for the rest of the week. But one forecast model that has been running particularly cold this week, the European, predicts Chicago's will drop to minus-29 Thursday morning.
Amtrak said it would cancel all trains in and out of Chicago on Wednesday.
Climate change is creating extreme conditions on both ends of the spectrum. A siren got stuck, contributing to the bedlam. When steel rails break or even crack, trains are automatically halted until they are diverted or the section of rail is repaired, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis explained.
"You could see the look on their faces".
"Lake Michigan took on the appearance of a boiling cauldron as air of minus-20 degrees and colder made contact with water sitting just above the freezing level", Skilling said in his report.
Facebook's intention of merging their messaging services has spurred concerns about privacy and calls for antitrust regulation. According to the spokesperson, they're working on making more of their messaging products end-to-end encrypted.
After the chaotic launch of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July 2017, hundreds of thousands have lost jobs in small businesses. Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said, "Government did not release the data (on jobs) as it is still being processed".
Democratic leaders have called on Trump to stand aside and let the negotiators do their work as a way of fostering success. Asked by reporters about Pelosi's comment on wall funding, Trump, a Republican, said: "Without a wall , it doesn't work".
Today it was revealed that The GC is being pushed around in a wheelchair following her shock fall on Sunday night's show. United States actress Didi Conn has been eliminated and Towie's Gemma Collins survived despite falling on the ice.
She almost forced a runoff with the state's secretary of state Brian Kemp in Georgia's tightest gubernatorial election in decades. But a week after the election, Abrams acknowledged Kemp's victory, although she refused to call it a concession.
Barca still had work to do, but two goals in two minutes early in the second half turned things decisively their way. Espanyol was leading thanks to Leo Bapistao's headed goal until Giovani Lo Celso levelled in the 76th.
But it removed language from its December policy statement that risks to the outlook were "roughly balanced". Some analysts take the Fed's latest comments to mean that the body will not raise rates in March either.
State's pace of play has fueled one of the best offenses in college basketball, now No. 7 in the nation with 86.7 points per game. While using less than 10 minutes to build a 26-7 lead, Duke made 10 of its first 13 shots overall, including 4 of 6 3-pointers.
Some backstop opponents think London's best bet is to make a clean break with Brussels without any binding deal. The Irish backstop, the "insurance policy" in the withdrawal deal, has been the controversial sticking point.
Both countries should be clear that they will uphold worldwide norms and global law when it comes to trade relations. Tensions were first aroused over the arrest of the corporation's CFO Meng Wanzhou on 1 December 2018.
Volatile oil prices brought down Caterpillar's order book in the last quarter by about US$800 million from the September quarter. Sales of $7.95 billion also beat expectations, even as 3M said foreign-currency translation reduced revenue by 2.3 percent.
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Now the two sides are parting ways less than four years after he was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He was named an All-Star in 2017-18, but his injury occurred days after that and he never got to play in that game.
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Seats believed to be from Emiliano Sala's plane found
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