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.”
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.