‘Life-threatening’ ‘unprecedented’ cold to hit U.S. next week

Could affect nearly 200 million people

Using words such as “life-threatening,” “dangerous,” “brutal,” and “unprecedented,” the National Weather Service is forecasting extreme cold for the U.S. next week.

The upper Midwest and Great Lakes will plunge into life-threatening conditions, the weather service said Friday. The cold will be most intense from Tuesday through Thursday.

Although the north-central region will experience the worst of the cold, practically the entire eastern two-thirds of the nation, all the way down to central Florida, will see freezing temperatures.

Nearly 200 million people live in the area affected.


Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link

“Weather services hiding GIGANTIC freeze ahead?” asks Bill. “This guy goes out to end of month and into February. The temps he claims they’re hiding are absolutely startling.”

For me (Robert), this video takes far too long to get to the point, so I gave up watching it. Maybe you’ll have more patience./div>

13 thoughts on “‘Life-threatening’ ‘unprecedented’ cold to hit U.S. next week”

  1. Bring in another load of wood and fire up the wood stove.
    Hot toddies for everyone.
    Only thing to do is hunker down and cuddle up to someone warm.

  2. The next few days will be tough, but the worst should be over by Jan. 31. The ECWMF is forecasting a quick warmup starting Feb1. By Feb 5, places in Iowa getting crushed today will be close to 60. Suburbs of Chicago in the low 60’s.

    For those of you underneath this dome of cold air, hang in there and stay safe.

    • As the Entire World heats up to unprecedented temperature, it is not unusual to have isolated, sporadic areas “less warm” than the rest of the planet………………………………Just imagine the cold if we were not on this runaway path to destruction…………….”The Eve of Destruction”…………….(sarcasm)

  3. Wonder if the power grid will survive? If the grid fails, the medias favorite punching bag will be blamed, not the real convicts. SAD

  4. Lets see what happens with the actual temperatures when we get to Feb 1-5. Remember forecast data is also used to predict Globull Warming… LOL. We will reach a tipping point any year now where in the US will once again experience the year without summer. A great disservice to society has occurred in prepping everybody for catastrophic warming rather than preparing for the coming reality.


  5. This is simply the beginning. 25 years of oceanic inertia is wishful thinking – at best. A Little Ice Age scenario is looking imminent, yet, given the trifecta of forcings aligning, it may be a welcome alternative to a departure from our current interglacial completely. Vindication comes at a price… I’m not really sure I’m ready for the realization of over a decade of proliferating alarm about the ramifications of our sun going dormant.

  6. I don’t mean to be mean and morbid, but I was wondering, at what temperature, somebody bundled up in a un-heated house, in an advanced, “future” city, like Detroit or Chicago, would they freeze to death, and how time do they have?

    What I am getting at is this: I can see the infrastructure and heating supplies, be it coal or fuel oil, being insufficient.

    Some homes will not have heat…..therefore, what is going to happen, if a person has no heat for a few weeks, at “0”F, but doing their best to keep warm with blankets and wool, just like in 1350, while huddled in First World Cities, like Baltimore, Camden, Newark?

    • Yep official NWS forecast for Northern ND shows it!

      A 20 percent chance of snow before 8pm. Patchy blowing snow after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around -25. Wind chill values as low as -48. North northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
      Patchy blowing snow before 5pm. Partly sunny and cold, with a steady temperature around -24. Wind chill values as low as -55. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
      Tuesday Night
      Partly cloudy, with a low around -34. Wind chill values as low as -55. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
      Sunny and cold, with a high near -19. Wind chill values as low as -56. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
      Wednesday Night
      Partly cloudy, with a low around -31. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.


  7. @ James Wood
    A mile high glacier advancing across North America can’t break the global warming narrative.
    Waaaay too much political clout tied up in it.

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