– Deadly cold to strike half of the US (Ice Age Now, Jan 4, 2015):
Will bring sub-zero temperatures (colder than minus 17.8 C), heavy rain and snow to 50 MILLION people* in 24 states.
The first arctic blast will hit on Monday, and will rival last January’s arctic outbreak that was linked to ‘polar vortex,’ say forecasters
New York City will be ‘lucky’ to see temperatures above 20 degrees (-6.7 C).
Meanwhile, five inches of snow could hit Chicago by Tuesday morning, with highs – highs! – of just zero degrees (-17.8 C) on Wednesday.
The cold is “going to drive all the way down south,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Kocin.
On Tuesday, a second, ‘brutal’ blast of frigid air will spread to the Plains and the East, sending temperatures plummeting to 10 to 20 degrees below average..
In the northern Plains, Ohio Valley and upper Midwest, temperatures could drop to minus 45 degrees (-43C).
“The air will be beyond painful, reaching dangerous and life-threatening levels in the Midwest and Northeast for those who spend a significant amount of time outdoors without proper protection,” said Frank Strait, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather.com.
By Thursday, New York City “will be lucky if it hits 20′ (-6.7 C) for a high and could see lows near 10 degrees, forecasters said.
Even Atlanta, Georgia, will see low temperatures of around 15 degrees (-9.4 C) on Monday and Tuesday.
And in the West, a stream of Pacific moisture will drop as much as six inches (15 cm) of rain in the Seattle area – and could mean substantial snowfall in the Cascades.
Snow could also coat portions of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, as well as the more western states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah.
(* I wonder how long it’s going to take for those 50 million people to reject the global warming lies?)