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Below-zero temperatures descend on Midwest, Northeast as part of dangerous 'polar vortex'
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, January 5, 2014 9:48 AM EST
Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South.
The bitterly cold temperatures already pushed into northern states Sunday morning. The National Weather Service reported a temperature of 9 below zero in Bismarck, N.D., and negative 21 at Duluth, Minn.
Snow preceded the polar air from Michigan to Kentucky. Forecasts called for up to a foot in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois.
Frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly at 15 to 30 below zero. Medical experts say people should wear hats, face protection and layers of clothing.