It is so cold in the midwest right now that forecasters are warning of “life-threatening extreme cold.” During the early Wednesday morning hours, much of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois are locked down with these “feels like” temperatures in the -40s, -50s, and even -60s (Fahrenheit) as winds howl out of the west at up to 25mph.
Chicago will likely set a record Wednesday for the coldest day in the city’s history. Sunrise temperatures in the city were -23°F, and high temperatures today were forecast to only reach -14°. The city’s coldest day on record occurred on January 18, 1994, when the high only reached -11°. The city is even setting its railroad tracks on fire so that trains can run on them.
Check out some of these crazy photos going viral on Instagram:
Definitely not ‘t-shirt’ weather
This isn’t true but it’s still funny
This is what ‘The Bean’ looks like
Might need to wash the dishes some other time
It’s so cold they are light railroad tracks on fire
When you spill your coffee
This is too funny
Lake Michigan looks like the white walkers are coming
It’s so cold that the inside of the windows and doors have ice