Yes, Chicago will be colder than Antarctica, Alaska and the North Pole on Wednesday
Doyle Rice USA TODAYPublished 7:48 PM EST Jan 29, 2019
On Wednesday, Chicago will be colder than parts of Antarctica, Alaska and the North Pole.
The Windy City’s “high” temperature on Wednesday should be around 10 below zero, while the overnight low Wednesday night into Thursday morning is forecast to be in the 25-below range, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago.
Thus, for a while early Thursday, Chicago will be colder than the North Pole. “The Arctic Ocean – including the North Pole – will probably be around 20 below,” said weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue.
Chicago’s all-time coldest temperature of 27 below zero could be broken Thursday morning, the weather service said.
Down in Antarctica, where it’s the middle of summer, the outer edge of the continent will be much warmer than Chicago and the entire Midwest.
“High temperatures this week at the U.S. McMurdo Antarctic research station are forecast to be in the teens and low 20s (above zero), easily warmer than the highs parts of the Midwest will see through Thursday,” according to the Weather Channel’s Chris Dolce. The station is located on the shore of McMurdo Sound on the south tip of Ross Island.