THE ICE MAN COMETH....
I'm here...and what a pleasure it is to make your acquaintance!
Sincerely, the ice man
Fellow Americans, I've been telling you the deep freeze was coming and here it is. Intensely cold air has dropped temperatures into the rarified range of 20-30 below. Wind chills under 50 below are accompanying the cold and it's downright mean. Welcome to the Arctic "south"!
Below, you can see the frigid air mass diving into the Midwest.
Here's the upper level wind flow which is pushing the storm track all the way to the Gulf.
You can see the snow cover the cold air rides over as it pushes south limiting the moderation of the cold.
You can also see the extent of the bitter air extending from Siberia across the pole and into the Midwest.