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The mass of frigid air known as the Polar Vortex is expanding south and east, bringing more of the US into a deep freeze. ...
Forecasters say up to 187 million people could feel the effects of the cold weather. (Jan. 7)
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SOURCE - STORMCHASINGVIDEO.COM - COURTESY STORMCHASINGVIDEO.COMRice Lake, Wisconsin - 6 January, 20141. Close, car engine trying to start2. Wide, house with icicles3. Mid, house with icicles4. Close, minus 30 degrees sign5. Mid, American flag blowing in wind6. Wide, wind blowing snow across road7. Wide, wind blowing snow across road---SOURCE: WJRT - COURTESY WJRT, EMBARGO FLINT, MISaginaw, Michigan - 6 January, 20148. Wide, cars driving on snowy road9. SOUNDBITE (English) Lonnie Wood, Saginaw County, Michigan Snow Plow Driver: (transcript below)---SOURCE: WEWS: COURTESY WEWS, EMBARGO CLEVELANDLake Erie, Ohio - 6 January, 201410. Wide, snow covering Lake Erie shore11. Wide, snow on Lake Erie shore, piled up below dock---SOURCE - WJLA - COURTESY WJLAWashington, 6 January, 201412. Mid, women in winter jackets13.Mid, winter gear hanging in street14.Wide, American flag blowing in wind15.Wide, woman with scarf wrapped around head16 .SOUNDBITE (English) Salwa Muhidin, Visiting Washington, DC: (transcript below)17. Wide, flags blowing--SOURCE: WABC - COURTESY WABC-TVNew York - 7 January, 201418. Close, Temperature clock shows 6 degrees (F)---SOURCE: WATE - COURTESY WATE, EMBARGO KNOXVILLECumberland County, Tennessee - 6 January, 201419. Wide, snowy road20. Close, sign indicating 18 degrees (F)21. Wide, man walking in cold22. Close, wind chimes blowingRESTRICTIONS SUMMARYSTORMCHASINGVIDEO.COM: COURTESY STORMCHASINGVIDEO.COMWJRT: COURTESY WJRT, EMBARGO FLINTWEWS: COURTESY WEWS, EMBARGO CLEVELANDWJLA: COURTESY WJLAWABC: COURTESY WABC-TVWATE: COURTESY WATE, EMBARGO KNOXVILLESCRIPTTRACK-1AMERICANS ARE BEING TOLD TO BUNDLE UP OR HUNKER DOWN, AS THE MOST DANGEROUS BLAST OF POLAR AIR IN DECADES HAS A GRIP ON THE MIDWEST AND THE EAST COAST.THE WEATHER SYSTEM KNOWN AS THE POLAR VORTEX DROPPED TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW ZERO IN CITIES INCLUDING MINNEAPOLIS, MILWAUKEE, ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO, WHILE WIND CHILLS MADE REGIONS FEEL LIKE IT WAS 40-BELOW OR COLDER.SNOW AND POWERFUL WINDS ARE ADDING TO THE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Lonnie Wood, Saginaw County, Michigan Snow Plow Driver"You're dealing with curb and gutter and things like that, and people pass you, but then they get up the road and they're stuck."TRACK-2THE COLD WAS SO EXTREME THAT PARTS OF LAKE ERIE FROZE OVER AND WERE COVERED WITH SNOW.THE EXTREME COLD REACHED THE EAST COAST ON MONDAY, AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMETED SO QUICKLY, THAT SOME PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT BY SURPRISE.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Salwa Muhidin, Visiting Washington, DC"I'm actually wanting to get a hat, keep my head warm. I didn't really think about that when I came out, I was too excited to see the sites."TRACK-3TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO KEEP DROPPING IN THE SOUTH AND EAST ON TUESDAY, WITH SINGLE DIGIT HIGHS EXPECTED AS FAR SOUTH AS GEORGIA AND ALABAMA.FORECASTERS SAY AS MANY AS 187-MILLION PEOPLE COULD FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THE POLAR VORTEX, BY THE TIME IT SPREADS ACROSS THE NATION.DIANE KEPLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****)