Under the influence of the Arctic cyclone in some parts of the United States hit temperatures down to –40ºC — stronger than in the Antarctic! Because of record low temperature lake Michigan began to resemble a huge boiling pot.
Today, January 31, at 8 a.m. at O’hare was freezing in the –30ºC. Thus, here was beaten 53-year-old record in 1966. And in Chicago it was colder than January 20, 1985, when thermometers recorded –32ºC.
The U.S. postal service announced in Facebook that due to the expected deteriorating weather conditions in the Midwest in some areas, mail delivery will be suspended. In the list of regions and States with the most difficult weather conditions were: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and some areas of Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Nebraska.
«These are VERY DANGEROUS conditions that just five minutes can lead to frostbite on unprotected skin, when the [temperature] with the wind-chill factor below –50ºF (–45ºC. — USA.one) — warned on Twitter national weather service Minneapolis and St Paul. The best thing you can do is to limit the time spent on the street.»
CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen warns: «the Worst is yet to come». To the South of the USA coming in even more cold cyclone.
WC MN we’re dealing w/some limited visibility in the open areas. Remember to turn those headlights & taillights ON and #MoveOver for those on the shoulder. This area was the I-94 about 10 miles east of Moorhead. Road info https://t.co/UtVIO3kuBr pic.twitter.com/yZG4NRC5Th
— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) January 29, 2019
Meanwhile, the weather not only creates problems for the person, but also fascinating images that exceed all imagination. So, lake Michigan, the 5th largest in the world and the largest located entirely in the United States, became like a boiling cauldron. The effect of «boiling» occurs when the water temperature is higher than the air temperature.
Local residents share what they saw on Twitter and other social networks. Some joke that Chicago is now reminiscent of footage from the film «the day after tomorrow».
It is -20 in Chicago, this is Lake Michigan pic.twitter.com/IGX4namZEV
— Whoa Interesting (@WhoaInteresting) January 30, 2019
Courtesy of legendary Chicago photographer Barry Butler.
Posted by Tom Skilling on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
40-foot wall of ice to steam on Lake Michigan today outside my window. Chicago is on lockdown today — ain’t nobody going anywhere! #Chiberia #CabinFever pic.twitter.com/qIfcX7SZbm
— Susana leyva (@SusanaLeyva) January 30, 2019
Wicked wind off Lake Michigan this morning. 45 below wind chill. I could only stand out here for 30 seconds. Epic cold! pic.twitter.com/kicGbSZWhM
— John Dodge (@dodgerman) January 30, 2019
@weatherchannel You know it’s cold when Lake Michigan freezes — MORE PICS. pic.twitter.com/C4zcw9mi4n
— CrazyCatLady9 (@CrazyCatMommy9) January 30, 2019
View of Lake Michigan from my apartment. One of the more awe-inspiring sights I’ve seen in my two years in Chicago pic.twitter.com/ERH0xebgPx
— John Gordon (@John_W_Gordon) January 30, 2019