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Garett Touhill

The Polar Vortex: What You Need to Know

February 11, 2019

Across the northern U. S. a polar vortex gave a new meaning to: It’s cold outside. Temperatures became colder in Chicago than in Antarctica.

The polar vortex descended on the northern U. S. and brought extreme winds and record-breaking cold.

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Joanna O'Brien

January into February has been exceptionally chilly for many states.

 

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Garrett Touhill

About 250 million Americans experienced the polar vortex and 90 million experienced temperatures below 1.4 F.

 

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Garrett Touhill

According to TIME 21 people perished due to the polar vortex thus far.

 

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The coldest temperature recorded during the polar vortex in the U. S.was -56 F.  

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Garrett Touhill

The polar vortex caused the cancellation of mail deliveries in parts of ten states in the Great Plains and Midwest.

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Joanna O'Brian

Joanna O'Brian

Joanna O'Brian

According to resident MODG families, inhabitants of harder-hit states were warned not to breathe the outside air to avoid lung damage.

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Garrett Touhill

Despite the polar vortex being a cause of much trouble and tragedy, it has transformed much of the northern U.S. into a winter wonderland.

 

                 

 

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