84% Of America Is Freezing This Morning, "No Relief In Sight"

Tyler Durden's picture

Schools in Chicago, Boston and other large cities closed on Thursday as sub-zero temperatures and bitter winds gripped central and eastern United States for a third day and, as Reuters reports, meteorologists warned there was little relief in sight. A stunning 83.8% of America was freezing this morning (and 12.9% below zero) as an Arctic air blast from Canada hit the U.S. Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with many parts around minus 10 Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), the National Weather Service said.

 

83.8% of the US is freezing...

 

And Chicago is freezing over...

 

As Reuters reports,

"While it looks like the high pressure responsible for the cold will last another day or two and then move to the east, another shot of cold air will be coming into the north-central states toward the weekend," National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Broyles said.

 

The service said frostbite could set in with just 15 minutes' exposure to the frigid air and advised people to keep pets indoors. Driving could be treacherous in areas hit with blowing snow and icy roadways, it added.

 

Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest U.S. school district with 400,000 students and almost 800 institutions, told students to stay home and indoors as temperatures dropped to between 20F and 30F below average.

 

Schools were also closed in Boston, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis.

 

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The weather service issued wind chill alerts for Chicago, Minneapolis, and other cities. Overnight wind chill values in most areas reached minus 15F to minus 25F.

 

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"It makes the conditions extremely hazardous to travel," Broyles said.

 

Temperatures also plummeted to an uncharacteristic 10F to 15F across the Gulf Coast overnight, where a hard freeze warning was issued for east Texas across parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and southern Georgia, Broyles said.

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There goes Q1 GDP!!

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

Winter is Coming. 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Yeah.  Dragons will finish off everyone.  

Even though George RR Martin hasn't finished the books -- I'll shit a cinder block if it isn't Danny on the iron throne.  

BKbroiler's picture

I picked a fine time to move upstate. Even with the fireplace, the propane, and the space heaters rocking it was still chilly.

Took Red Pill's picture

There goes Q1 GDP!! Another Polar Vortex excuse coming soon!

lasvegaspersona's picture

Vegas will be THE place to be in the coming Maunder minimum coming. Too bad we don't have soil...or water....otherwise we'll be fine.

Headbanger's picture

Sure is quiet in Ferguson though.

Wonder why?

froze25's picture

I got a Alaska Stove Company Gnome40 model coal stove this year.  My house was at 70 degrees and it was 6 degrees F last night.  I consumed about 5 bucks worth of coal to keep the heat at that temp.  This is why there is a war on coal.  I have heard it said that the quiet was due to the inhabitants being a "tropical people".  Most I guess don't like the cold, me included.

Isotope's picture

Where do you buy your coal? And what type is it?

RaceToTheBottom's picture

It was so cold my bullets froze in my gun..

 

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

Just remember, too hot, too cold, too wet or too dry are all signs os global warming so teat down the cities and destroy all the technology and the few million survivors can go back to being hunter-gatherers....

Steaming_Wookie_Doo's picture

Gotta have a smoke after a multiple sarcasm like that...

cdevidal's picture

Said the KnuckleDragger. I think you want us to go back to hunting and gathering.

 

/sarc

Element's picture

Don't worry the IPCC and Al Gore will meet with some smelly people-hating neo-hippies in Paris soon and work out how to waste a good chunk of your declining income fixing the entire global overheating problem - for the children.

No worries, it's in the bag.

GeezerGeek's picture

Everything must be done "for the children". Otherwise they may decide not to pay off the debt we grownups have burdened them with.

knukles's picture

CORRECTION;  IT'S FOR THE BANKER'S CHILDREN

Looney's picture

... 83.8% of America was freezing this morning as an Arctic air blast from Canada hit the U.S.

This should be considered as Canadian aggression, act of war, and to be raccisss.

Canada hates us for our freedoms. Forward!  ;-)

Looney

BKbroiler's picture

Obama should declare war on winter.  

Dick Gazinia's picture

We gave some shrinkage to some folks.

Crazy Canuck's picture

You want our cold - you can't handle our cold....

A Nanny Moose's picture

Chicago? Hell might actually be freezing over.

Mr Pink's picture

My furnace went out yesterday. Had to bypass a limit switch with a jumper wire to get it running again until the part arrives.

Yeah I know it isn't recommended but neither is freezing to death

Intoxicologist's picture

I installed a wall furnace as backup a couple of years ago. Nice to have when the power goes out, which it does in my rural locale, as well as when furnace problems arise - as they do (usually when you are not at home). Nice in the fall/early winter as well when you just want to take the chill off without cranking up the furnace.

pods's picture

We put in a free standing vent free propane fireplace to deal with power outages that take out the heat pump.

Also helps put moisture in the air and provides point source heat. 

Great to kick on and stand in front of when out in this Canadian weather.

pods

Volkodav's picture

Unvented gas wall heaterl for backup.

Operate without electric.

even a small one save froze pipes and ass

only maybe $100 US for smallest to $300 large

Buy only DESA made, US company

never chine from box store..

Manthong's picture

If the heat goes out, for economy and portability I’ve got this 85K btu NG construction heater with a long garden hose (and a roll of Teflon tape for safety).

:-)

 

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

 

"While it looks like the high pressure responsible for the cold will last another day or two and then move to the east, another shot of cold air will be coming into the north-central states toward the weekend,"National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Broyles said.

 

The service said frostbite could set in with just 15 minutes' exposure to the frigid air and advised people to keep pets indoors. Driving could be treacherous in areas hit with blowing snow and icy roadways, it added."

 

In Chicago would that not be a better way to go than being shot by a Michael Brown type?

A Nanny Moose's picture

Would you prefer to be shot by the police?

pods's picture

Do people even LIVE in the part of Canada where this shit comes from? Yeah, I know, they all love this shit.

You know what I would love about now?  Catching some Pompano with my little brother in warm FLA.

Once you hit 25, cold no longer becomes fun.

pods

insanelysane's picture

Polar vortex was blamed for killing the economy last year yet today on the coldest day of the year for most of the country the stock market is way, way up.  Mr. Yellen raise those rates!

Son of Loki's picture

I knew it was going to be bad cold when my neighbor started complaining about her bunions a couple fo days ago. I told her it's all because of Global Warming.

Money Boo Boo's picture

Do people even LIVE in the part of Canada where this shit comes from? 

 

Yes!! and it's easy to live in if you're prepared for it, the best part.......no crowds, so when SHTF the exits won't be jammed full of lunatics

p00k1e's picture

 They wear those 'Canada-Goose' down filled parkas that start at $750.00. 

Money Boo Boo's picture

North Face !, half the price, half the bulk better if you layer with thin layers like Merino Wool underneath so you can adjust according to how much running from tanks and drones is required_ i didn't junk you

logicalman's picture

No such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices!

25or6to4's picture

Logicalman
You just basically paraphrased an old Swedish proverb. So correct.

Volkodav's picture

Agree mostly...

Depend on conditions NorthFace feel 1/2 or much less wamth of GC.

depend on wearer, temp, how raw is wind and how active.

you won't see Siber Rig Crew in NorthFace

We source CG below retail.

 

Bunghole's picture

North Face and PataGucci are for suburban moms and their spoiled kids who are more worried about image over warmth

Money Boo Boo's picture

yes a lot of it is, won't argue but in terms of having to move in cold weather it does carry some good layered clothes if you sort through the crap. the fact that it sells to moms as well doesn't diminish the good articles of clothing. For me if I'm framing homes in -20 degree winters which is normal Carhartt is the best for warmth, movement and durability but for just straight moving GC is too bulky and NF minus the trend stigma is best for moving in cold weather.

bluskyes's picture

I moved to Regina for a year, and this is mild. On Oct 29 it snowed, and it didn't melt until May. There were city snow piles that were still melting the next September, and we had 2 weeks of -50 something nights and -40 something days.

It's the kind of cold that makes all the oiled parts in your car act like they are packed in grease. Your door handle, and latches stick open. Your seats feel like boards, steering wheel feels like it's solid steel. Ice stops being slippery

One minute outside fully clothed with wool socks, lined gloves, long johns, long sleeved t-shirt + clothes, and outer wear, and my hands and feet were starting to go numb.

pods's picture

I grew up in that shit, no thanks. Like I said, once you turn 25 it is no longer fun.
I remember playing hockey one morning, and it was like 20 below in the semi-outdoor rink. So cold the Zamboni didn't drop water as it froze too fast and would crack the ice.

Oh, and that was when aluminum sticks were popular, and I skated barefoot.

Nothing like feeling frostbit feet coming back to life in a warm locker room after the game.

Those days you didn't mind pulling double shifts. Hell, you wanted to play all game.

pods 

logicalman's picture

Only -29ºC when I cycled to work today!

world_debt_slave's picture

when I was a kid growing up in the '70's with "global cooling", it was a lot colder than it is now in the winter.

lasvegaspersona's picture

very good....sent that image to all my non Vegas relatives

pods's picture

I sent that one out on a group text to my northern family as well.

pods

Babaloo's picture

I'm feeling ya - it's only gonna be 77 here today..

 

Resume your bitching about Califiornia now...