‘Polar Vortex’ Freezes U.S.

Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 6: In this satellite handout image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the entry of a large area of low pressure of the Polar Vortex into the Northern U.S. January 6, 2014. The weather system is bringing dangerously cold temperatures not seen in half of the continental United States in about 20 years. It is expected to move northward back over Canada toward the end of the week. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 6: Alison Mueller skies to work through several inches of snow along Woodward Avenue as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan and most of the Midwest received their first major snow storm of 2014 last week and subzero temperatures are expected most of this week with wind-chill driving temperatures down to 50-70 degrees below zero. A "polar vortex" weather pattern is bringing some of the coldest weather the U.S. has had in almost 20 years. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 6: A pedestrian walks along Woodward Avenue in the cold as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan and most of the Midwest received their first major snow storm of 2014 last week and subzero temperatures are expected most of this week with wind-chill driving temperatures down to 50-70 degrees below zero. A "polar vortex" weather pattern is bringing some of the coldest weather the U.S. has had in almost 20 years. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: A commuters makes a sub-zero trek through the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Mid-West Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Mid-West Into Deep Freeze
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 6: Ice crystals form on the inside of a window as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A large area of low pressure is sweeping across the Northern U.S. and with it brings dangerously cold temperatures that have not been felt in close to 20 years. It is expected to move northward back over Canada toward the end of the week. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below 0 on Jan. 6, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below 0 on Jan. 6, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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