What Are The Current Records For Cold Temperatures In Chicago?

If you think it's cold now, just wait

Regardless of where you live, much of the country is expecting to feel what could be record-setting lows this week.

More than a foot (30.5 centimeters) of snow was expected to accumulate Monday in southeastern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. Chicago-area commuters woke up to heavy snowfall, with more than 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) already on the ground.

Bitter cold is forecast to impact the Upper Midwest by Wednesday and Thursday.

The cold spell will work its way across the Midwest, before unleashing its most extreme conditions in the middle of the week.

Wednesday is expected to be the worst.

There will be one silver lining for Chicagoans, however: temperatures will rise to 33 degrees by 10 a.m. Monday, offering a brief respite before they dive back to subzero values, the weather service said. Right now it looks like our coldest day locally will be Wednesday (with highs about 10 to 20)...but the entire period will feature cold temps and unsafe wind chills at times. "We are very confident this cold is going to be significant".

The National Weather Service has issued a number wind chill warnings, watches, and advisories across the Midwest.

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"That's not just unusual".

The current record of minus 26 degrees (negative 32 degrees Celsius) was set in 1996. More than 200 flights at Chicago's Midway International Airport were canceled, but only about seven flights were delayed. Chicago looks a few degrees above the all-time record of minus 27 but the forecast high of minus 14 on Wednesday could beat the record coldest high of minus 11. The Minnesota State Patrol was responding to scores of spin outs and crashes early Monday in the Twin Cities metro area, even before the busiest commute time, because of snow-covered and icy roads.

Even snowplow drivers are having trouble keeping up with conditions Monday.

Rain and snow will develop along an arctic front associated with the storm over parts of the Ohio Valley stretching into the Lower Mississippi Valley on Monday, according to the NWS. The county's courts and nonessential services will be closed Monday.

In Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has declared a local snow emergency. While state government remained open Monday, Evers directed all state agencies to assist if any emergency response and recovery efforts are needed.

The cold also prompted officials to close some schools in eastern Iowa.

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