Get ready for it to feel cold MINUS SIXTY! Nation braces for coldest temperatures in 40 YEARS as polar vortex crosses usa

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 17:05.
 Nick warms himself on a steam grate with three other homeless men by the Federal Trade Commission, just blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014Homeless worry: Nick warms himself on a steam grate with three other homeless men by the Federal Trade Commission, just blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 4, 201
 
Below-freezing temperatures expected to carry on through the weekend with rare 'polar vortex' due in the Midweest
  • Record lows expected across the region as a freakishly cold weather-system barrels down from the Arctic to hit the United States
  • Experts have said that the weather will be the coldest experienced in almost three generations
  • Nearly half the nation -- 140 million people -- will  be hit by under zero degrees Fahrenheit temperatures or lower by Wednesday
  • Nights in North Dakota will be nearly -30 degrees Fahrenheit
  • At least 16 deaths were blamed on the storm as it swept across the nation's eastern half
  • On Sunday the Green Bay Packers play the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin - in temperatures approaching -20 - possibly the coldest game ever played
  • Meteorologists have warned that the cold temperatures could remain throughout the entire winter season
  • 2,500 flights canceled on Friday across the U.S. and an additional 5,100 delayed
  • Warnings plummeting temperatures and wind chills below zero could freeze exposed skin within 15 minutes
  • Outreach teams looked to get homeless people off the frigid streets of Minneapolis, New York, Chicago and Boston
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