At least 3 deaths attributed to the extreme cold in US

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The high temperature forecast at O'Hare on Wednesday is negative 14 degrees (negative 25 degrees Celsius), which would break a record set on January 18, 1994. Areas of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and OH are under a wind chill watch, while parts of Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and West Virginia have been placed under winter weather advisories. "There's no sugarcoating it, the weather will get extremely cold", it tweeted. He noted the record heat now in Australia.

Two-thirds of the continental United States will be a frozen ice box today 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.

Nicholson reported from Bismarck, North Dakota. "Greater than normal degree of forecast uncertainty in temperatures, due in large part to models showing all-time records being broken and in some cases shattered".

Among the universities closed into Thursday are the University of South Dakota, Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota.

The Charlotte region has a 40 percent chance of snow Tuesday night, mainly before 11 p.m., with a predicted low of 22 degrees and wind chills in the teens, said the National Weather Service Monday morning.

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"Keeping Michiganders safe during this stretch of dangerously cold temperatures is our priority", Whitmer said.

States of emergency have been declared from Wisconsin and MI, down to Alabama and Mississippi.

Heavy snow and gusting winds also created blizzard-like conditions Monday in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and other states where officials closed schools, courthouses and businesses.

The sky will stay sunny on Tuesday afternoon and the highs will stay mild. We'll start the day with wind chills around 0 to -5° in north central Kansas and around 5 to 10° for the rest of the state.

The mass of cold air slated to arrive in northeast IL around then could be the coldest in years, the NWS said.

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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.

Low temperatures across the Midwest, after wind sets in, could be anywhere between 40 degrees and 60 degrees below zero, or worse.

An arctic cold front is sweeping through the area, sending temperatures tumbling and bringing strong winds with gusts over 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

Minneapolis Public Schools officials have canceled classes through Wednesday, when the region is expected to experience frigidly low temperatures not seen in a quarter century.

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