Oh My God: Global Warming Nightmare in Chicago – Where’s Al Gore When You Need Him?
A deep arctic freeze has locked parts of the Midwest to the Northeast in their fourth day of glacial temperatures felt as low as -36F degrees – freezing fountains, faces, and as breathtakingly seen in Chicago, entire buildings.
In the Windy City firemen battled a five-alarm warehouse fire in single-digit temperatures last night, with the extreme cold hindering the process. Water froze on firefighters’ gloves almost as soon as it left their hoses, and today, the entire façade of the building, located on the city’s South Side was coated in sheets of ice.
In New York’s Manhattan, commuters similarly woke to temperatures around 12-degrees today, but with wind gusts of 15-20 mph, it felt more like five below as people started their work day.
The cold snap arrived on Saturday night as waves of Arctic air swept south from Canada, pushing temperatures to dangerous lows and leaving a section of the country well-versed in winter’s pains reeling.