*Short Term Update #2* Polar Vortex Historic/Life Threatening Cold Temps/Wind Chills Update #9
(6:15AM - 1/30/19) Historic, record breaking and life threatening cold is occurring at this time across the Midwest and the state...and is expected to continue.
As of 6AM this morning, temperatures of -20 to -30 are widespread across Northern Illinois. Additionally, wind gusts of 10-30mph are helping create wind chills of -30 to -60 across Northern Illinois. These extreme conditions will continue through the day, with high temps likely staying between -10 to -15 for most areas.
Further south, temps of -10 to -20 and wind chills of -30 to -55 are common across Central Illinois. High temps will likely only reach -5 to -15 across this area today. Across Southern Illinois temps are currently 10 to -5, with wind chills of -5 to -35. High temps across this area will be 0 to 10.
This period has already become record breaking, with many low temp records for the date being broken or smashed in several locations.
Below are current temps and wind chills as of 6AM.
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