Northern Hemisphere embraced in deadly cold weather
Severe cold weather has enveloped the northern half of the globe from the United States to Britain to China. Across the continents, many places are reporting record setting temperatures and lives have been lost due to the Arctic chill.
The eastern half of the United States saw cold, Arctic air pulled down from the north plunging temperatures below freezing in normally mild places as far south as Florida. The widespread cold gripped most of the nation east of the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard.
* Don't miss: Slideshow - Deadly cold grips the northern hemisphere
Across the Midwest, temperatures plunged to well below freezing as parts of Iowa recorded temperatures as low as -15 degrees. Jeff Johnson, National Weather Service meteorologist, told the Des Moines Register, “"We're a solid 30 degrees below normal.” Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois were seeing wind chills below 0 degrees Tuesday morning.
In Miami, residents accustomed to short sleeve shirts and shorts bundled up as temperatures dropped to freezing. Further north in the state, Orlando saw a low temperature of 21 degrees. (more at the link plus slide show pictures of this too).
It hasn't hit here yet..suppose to start tomorrow the last I heard. The day is suppose to start out normal..cold of course ..but then as this moves in temperatures will dropped. The high being only 10 degrees for Thursday...blah.
Yesterday I went and bought me some thermal under clothes as we have already had some bitterly cold temperatures with the wind making the wind chills much lower and I am tired of shivering when I go out! But apparently the makers in Twain think we are badly disproportionationed with long long legs but very heavy set (for medium size pants) and super skinny for their medium tops... So now I have to take them back and get smalls for the pants and large for the shirt! How weird is that?
Anyway I hope it helps! I am really dreading this. I have AWANA at church tomorrow night and my son goes to youth group..I am praying my car doesn't break down from this intense cold coming. You would think after living in Wyoming I could handle it but that was a long time ago and I was much younger then.
So who else is in this deep freeze or about to be?