Bitter Cold Wind Chills in the Midwest and Northeast
The Christmas holiday weekend brought bitter cold temperatures to the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes and the cold air continues over the region this morning. Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories extend from Montana to Maine. At times, wind chills have fallen to 45 below.
A strong area of high pressure moving southward from Canada has pushed temperatures well below zero. The wind isn’t very strong, but enough of a breeze coupled with the cold temperatures is pushing wind chills to uncomfortable levels of 25 to 45 degrees below zero.
Temperatures will have a tough time climbing above zero today from the High Plains to the western Great Lakes. This will keep wind chills well below zero, at times to 30 below. Temperatures will stay very cold Wednesday, but not as bitter.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels