Polar Vortex Hitting Mid-West
In Billings, we had about 16 inches of snow in the past week. I don't mind the snow, it's the cold I can't handle. But, our cold is nothing compared to what the Mid-West and Plains states are getting!
Millions of Americans braced today for a dangerous polar vortex that began to settle over a large swath of the United States, threatening to set new records as schools and businesses closed and authorities warned of frostbite.
Temperatures in almost a dozen states stretching over 1,200 miles from the Dakotas to Ohio were forecast to be the coldest in a generation, if not on record.
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast temperatures between -10 to -40 degrees by Wednesday, with wind chill making it seem as cold as -65 degrees Fahrenheit in one area of Minnesota.
The culprit was a lobe of arctic air broken away from the polar vortex that usually encircles the North Pole.
I'll give you the advice I once heard; bundle up and make sure your 15-year-old child driver has plenty of blankets and coats because chances are they will hit a pole or find a ditch in that weather. Thankfully, we aren't expecting that cold weather in Billings. What is the coldest place you've ever been?