POLAR VORTEX

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If you think its' cold in the Northeast, think again. The weather warnings are dire: Life threatening wind chills. Historic cold outbreak. Why so cold? They call it The Polar Vortex which is expected to send freezing North Pole air down to the U.S., funneling it as far south as the Gulf Coast.

Prepare to bundle up to wear multiple layers to deal with the cold temperatures, for school snow closings, treacherous commutes punctuated by blizzard conditions, more slippery roads, and last but not least....Fender benders.

City Island Images spoke with folks in Montana, Indiana, Kansas and The Dakotas and some of these folks have it much worse than we do.

Would you believe 25 below zero in North Dakota., minus 31 in Minnesota., and 15 below in Indiana?

At these dangerous low levels, our exposed skin is in danger of frostbite in a few minutes and hypothermia can set in when wind chills hit 50 below zero.

On Sunday tundra-like temperatures will deliver a rare and potentially dangerous blow to the Midwest, driving freezing temperatures to the point that records will shatter.

In fact, the football playoff game, which is scheduled to be played in Wisconsin could be among one of the coldest NFL games ever played. Lambeau Field temperatures are expected to be a frigid when the Packers and San Francisco 49ers kick off, and by the fourth quarter it'll be a bone-chilling minus 7, with wind chills approaching minus 30, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say another powerful blast of winter is expected this weekend. This storm will bring blizzard conditions and extreme cold to parts of the northern Plains and Midwest. Significant snow is forecast from the central Plains to the Great Lakes as the bitter cold spreads eastward. Oh no its blanketing a good chunk of USA.

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