75 below zero? Polar vortex yields deadly cold as thousands endure power cuts, travel issues mount in Midwest
States of emergency have been issued in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan due to the extreme cold with many schools and businesses closing until the frigid air loosens its grip on the region later this week.
Minneapolis could break low temperature records originally set in the 1800s, and Chicago could challenge its all-time record low of minus 27 F, set on Jan. 20, 1985.
Grand Forks, North Dakota, observed a RealFeel® Temperature of minus 75 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday morning as winds whipped around at over 30 mph.
Values this low can cause frostbite on exposed skin in a matter of minutes.