Several arctic blasts are expected to bring record breaking chills that will barrel through parts of the central, eastern and southern United States through the middle of next week.
The cold, which will stay throughout mid-November, is coming from a jet stream pattern filtering out of Canada and into the states.
Nearly two-thirds of the country will get pummeled by the cold, starting in the north-central US before traveling towards the Northeast from Wednesday to Saturday.
‘We are in a pattern where multiple waves of cold are moving in from Canada and impacting the Central and Eastern US,’ CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward told WXYZ.
‘One wave of cold came in late last week, another is moving in today and tomorrow, and the coldest blast by far moves in early next week.’
These could be the coldest winds of the season so far, resembling dead winter rather than autumn.
For areas east of the Rocky Mountains, temperatures could drop between 20 to 30 degrees.
More surprising, temperatures are expected to drastically drop in parts of the South and they face unexpected winter weather by Wednesday.
Highs aren’t expected to surpass the 30s in parts of Mississippi and Alabama, which is 10 degrees colder than the usual mid-January weather.
The weather is leaving adverse and unforeseen side affects in its wake.
In Kansas, reports of residents smelling an odd odor began this week.
The National Weather Service in Kansas City revealed the smell was manure from a stock farm 300 miles away and was carried by the arctic blast.
In other parts of the South, the cold is bringing a stop to the current growing season as it becomes more difficult to grow crops.
‘A widespread killing freeze is likely to end the growing season across much of the South early next week,’ AccuWeather’s Dan Kottlowski told USA Today.
People in a jet stream going all the way from Texas to the Dakotas could see temperatures drop down to the teens.
However, residents could see some relief by the end of November going into December.
‘While the extreme cold is expected to give way to a milder pattern to close out November, it may take until the third week of November to clear out the well below-normal temperatures from the northern Plains through the Great Lakes,’ AccuWeather meteorologist Paul Pastelok said.
This comes one week after a previous arctic blast swept through the county on Halloween night.
Chicago, Illinois, saw its earliest snowfall in 30 years on October 29.
The National Weather Service said Chicago received 1.2 inches in snow and that it was the earliest snowfall amassing over one inch since October 20, 1989.
They also shared that the 1.2 inches of snow broke a 96-year-old daily snowfall record initially set with 0.7 inches on October 30 in 1923.
The snowfall caused some suburbs and Chicago communities to postpone trick-or-treating until that Saturday.
The northern suburb of Vernon Hills said they were moving Halloween from Thursday to Saturday and the village of Winnetka followed suit.
‘This decision was made following resident requests to change the hours and in consultation with our Chief of Police,’ the village said.
‘The intention is to maximize participation in Halloween celebrations, while encouraging the safety of our youngest residents.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Lauren Edmonds