Officials warned of almost instant frostbite since temperatures in the region fell below zero on Wednesday. Some state offices are closed, and postal workers will not deliver mail to 10 countries. Thousands of flights have been canceled along with dozens of rail services – most of them are in and out of Chicago.
About 212 million people – or 72% of the continental population in the United States – will notice that temperatures fall under freeze over the next few days. And more than 83 million Americans – about 25 percent of the US population – will suffer zero temperatures at some point between Wednesday and Monday.
With at least five deaths related to extreme conditions this week, authorities encourage people to connect, stay in and check old and vulnerable in what experts describe as "coldest air in one generation".
While most of the Midwest will see cold temperatures, Chicago will be "the epicenter of the extreme cold," said CNN meteorologist Dave Henen.
By Thursday morning, Chicago could reach a record low temperature of 27 below zero. It is envisaged that the daily high Wednesday will be 15 below zero.
The National Meteorological Service in Chicago announced on Tuesday night that temperatures have already begun to decline.
"Chicago officially fell below zero before 6 am at O'Hara and could not be returned to zero by Thursday evening," the statement said.
It will be so cold, Chicago residents will have better warming in parts of Antarctica. Presley Glacier, Antarctica, will have a high temperature Wednesday at 6 degrees Celsius and a low level of 7 below zero.
More than 2,700 flights with US airports have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday, including around 1,550 in and out of Chicago airports, according to FlightAware.com.
Amtrak also canceled all service to and from Chicago on Wednesday due to weather conditions, including short-distance and long-distance trains. She said that it usually operates 55 trains every day to and from downtown Chicago.
Mail delivery will also be canceled in Michigan, Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska.
In Minnesota, the frozen can hit in a few minutes
Frigid temperatures are not the only concern. In Minnesota, pale times may mean negative impacts on winds approaching the negative 70. In Ponsford, cold chill was negative 66, said CNN meteorologist Michael Guy.
"These are very dangerous conditions and can lead to frostbite of exposed skin in just five minutes, where the windscreen values are below -50," the National Meteorological Service reported. "The best thing you can do is to limit your time off."
Henen described it as "the coldest air in a generation". Temperatures will fall to 20-40 degrees below zero between Tuesday and Thursday in the Upper Midwest, Henen said. In northern Minnesota, wind forecasts declined to 65-70 degrees below zero, which would counter the coldest cold of the country's ever-been-battered wind (1982).
Frostbite is a problem in central Iowa
In the central part of Iowa, caring for the wind is also a major concern.
The National Weather Service forecasts a negative negative 45 degrees for Des Moines, a negative 57 for Waterloo and a negative 60 for Mason City on Wednesday night.
"This is the coldest air that many of us will experience," Twitter said.
Cold cold refers to how cold people and animals feel when out, according to weather conditions. That's how much heat is lost from exposed skin, while it's windy and cool. The faster the wind, the more heat is extracted from the body, which reduces the temperature of the skin and, ultimately, the internal body temperature.
Frobit is caused by freezing of the skin and tissues. It is most commonly on fingers, fingers, nose, ears, cheeks, and chin. Severe cases can kill corporeal tissue.
Residents of North Dakota said they avoided the roads
In North Dakota, the authorities issued advice on "no trip" to the northeastern region of the country, warning drivers to stay out of the way in those areas due to zero visibility from brass snow. The region includes Grand Forks and the surrounding areas.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said it also issued a trip alert for southeastern Dakota North for snowblowing. The cities involved in the tourist warning are Fargo, Casselton and surrounding areas.
"The trip alert means that the conditions are such that drivers can still travel to these areas, but they need to be advised of changing conditions. Drivers are encouraged to carry belts, to reduce speeds and to drive under conditions," it says. him.
Cold Coldness at the Grand Forks International Airport was 61 degrees below zero, the National Weather Service said. Extremely cold will continue until Thursday, with strong winds down in the negative 60s, according to the National Weather Service.
State offices are closed in Michigan
In the west of Michigan, with a fever of the wind between the negative 20 and the negative 40 are expected from Wednesday to Thursday in the morning, the National Weather Service warned residents that "these temperatures have nothing to mess in the next few days."
"We are not accustomed to this. Take steps to prevent frostbite and hypothermia," the report said.
All state offices will be closed on Wednesday and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency.
"Such widespread, extreme conditions have not occurred in Michigan for many years. It is imperative that we are proactive with record low temperatures provided by the National Meteorological Service," she said.
"Forest winds are projected as low as 50 degrees below zero in many places, such as the Detroit subway, which is particularly indispensable for these pace."
Deaths related to brute times
As millions cope with cold temperatures, at least five deaths are associated with extreme weather conditions this week.
In Illinois, a man died on Monday in a crash involving a truck from a village and a pedestrian, police in Libertyville said. The driver of the plow truck is put on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. The same day, Ethan and Schwana Kiser were killed when their Saturn Vue was turning aside and the road to GMC Yukon in northern Indiana, authorities said. The couple were 22 and 21, respectively.
A 55-year-old man was found dead on Tuesday in a separate garage at his Milwaukee home after he allegedly collapsed while pushing the snow, the office of the medical examiner said.
CNN, Joe Sutton and Dave Alsue, contributed to this report.