“Cold snap: A FedEx worker found dead at a delivery facility was one of 17 killed,” reads the headline on msn.com.
“A 69-year-old FedEx worker has been found dead outside a delivery hub in western Illinois, and police believe the extreme cold snap that hit the country this week played a role.” (Ahhh, well, at least they called it an extreme cold snap.)
“It was extremely cold in the Moline area this week….” (Thank goodness they used the word extreme again.)
“Wednesday evening’s low was 29 below (-33.9C) with a wind chill of 34 below; Thursday morning’s low was 33 below (-36.1C).”
“Of the 17 deaths linked to this week’s extreme weather (there’s that word again), eight were in Iowa…. Weather-related deaths were also reported in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana and Wisconsin…”