If you are under 25 years old, you have never experienced the kind of cold that is headed to most of the Midwest and the East, reports CNN.

Expect sub-zero temps which will break records say meteorologists.

“The coldest air in a generation is sinking south, with below-zero temperatures already in the Upper Midwest,” CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said Tuesday. “And the worst yet to come.”

More than 83 million Americans — about 25% of the US population — will suffer sub-zero temperatures sometime between Wednesday and Monday.

It’s not just the plunging temperatures but factors such as wind chills which will bring down the weather to 30-60 degrees below zero this week in parts of in the northern Plains and Great Lakes region.

Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker declared a state of emergency, saying even a brief time outside with exposed skin can be life-threatening.”There is a real risk of hypothermia and frostbite,” Pritzker said Tuesday. “Even five minutes of exposure can have very severe health consequences.”

In preparation, many States are declaring a state of emergency and many schools will be closed.

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