The U.S. Midwest has been taken over by the lowest temperatures recorded in recent years.
It is so cold in the Midwest, that people have been suggested to stay inside, and avoid leaving their houses as the temperature plummets towards -50 Degrees Celsius.
The freezing temperatures have been caused by an unusually cold Arctic Air mass called a Polar Vortex.
Lots of cool features in this morning's view from #GOESEast: Watch the clouds bringing lake effect snow change from liquid water (yellow) to ice (pink) as bitter cold air moved east across Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. See more: https://t.co/FA1VTe8LsK #PolarVortex pic.twitter.com/PMgEr4OTJi
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 31, 2019
The unusually cold temperatures are clearly visible in this visual model from NASA’s Earth Observatory.
The image seen below represents temperature by color at 4 a.m. EST on Jan. 29 at 6.5 feet above the ground, according to a statement from the NASA Earth Observatory.
The polar vortex is responsible for a number of deaths, disruptions to services, and energy outages in the affected areas.