Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport recorded a new low for this date this morning as temperatures dropped to a brutal minus 16 degrees, breaking a record set over two decades ago.
The previous record was minus 14 degrees, set in 1988, according to the Chicago Tribune. The coldest temperature on record for Chicago remains minus 27 on Jan. 20, 1985.
The bitter cold temperatures are part of the “Polar Vortex” which is currently sweeping across the Midwest and Northwest.
Medical professionals have warned that those not adequately dressed for the brutally cold weather could “die easily in those conditions.”
This post has been updated.
Follow Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) on Twitter
Other Must-Read Stories
From the breaking news you need to know to the hottest trends circling the Web, TheBlaze has it all. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope.