Chicago Weather Forecast: Dangerously cold temperatures impact airports and school closures as a wind chill warning is in effect
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CHICAGO (WLS) — The cold remains dangerous in the Chicago area, with wind chills reaching -35.
Accuweather Tracy Butler says despite some sunshine Tuesday, there will only be a high of 1 degree.
In Illinois, a wind chill warning remains in effect for Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Livingston, McHenry and Northern Will counties until noon Tuesday.
Wind chill advisories will go into effect at noon Tuesday for those counties and remain in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday.
In northwest Indiana, a wind chill warning will remain in effect until 9 a.m. CST in Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties. For LaPorte and Stark counties, the advisory will remain in effect until 11 a.m. CST.
Dangerously cold weather continues in Chicago on Tuesday, as low temperatures impact O’Hare and Midway airports and schools close.
These bitter temperatures have an impact on travel. As of 4:25 a.m. at O’Hare, 119 flights have already been cancelled, including 76 at Midway.
On the roads, many vehicles stopped working and stopped on the roads.
On Monday, Tesla drivers were struggling to find working charging stations stuck in Evergreen Park and Oakbrook. In fact – car batteries are flying off the shelves in some stores.
“In this kind of weather, whether it’s hot or very cold, they stop working,” said Filiberto Magallanes, co-owner of Aztec Auto Parts and Repair. “Change the oil and tire pressure and make sure the antifreeze is full.”
Metra uses fires to keep the tracks warm and free of snow and ice to keep trains running smoothly.
As a reminder, before leaving home and heading to the airport for a flight, check with your airline and your specific flight for an update.
Chicago Public Schools canceled and rescheduled all events scheduled to be held at its buildings Monday due to weather conditions. CPS classes and after-school activities are canceled Tuesday due to extreme temperatures. There will be no distance learning.
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Experts advise, if you do not have to leave the house, to stay inside. These temperatures can be life-threatening.
Doctors warn that wind chills at this height could lead to frostbite and hypothermia within minutes. If you have to go to work and take public transportation, be prepared for a cold start to the day.
Warming centers open as temperatures drop
Chicago activated its warming centers through Wednesday.
Centers open when temperatures are 32 degrees. It is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Warming centers include Inspiration Corporation at 4554 N Broadway #207, La Casa Norte at 1736 W. 47th Street, Lincoln Park Community Services at 1521 N Sedwick St, Matthew House at 3722 S Indiana, and Broadway Youth Center at 1023 W. Irving Park. Way and Covenant House at 2934 W. Lake Street.
The Harold Washington Library has opened its basement as a 24/7 warming center through January 17 for anyone in need. At least 66 new migrants have been transferred there and are awaiting placement in permanent shelter.
The Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie is open 24 hours to help families find emergency shelter. Chicago Department of Family Services Support Services has also expanded outreach teams to encourage unhoused residents to seek out shelter or heating options while they conduct welfare checks.
Cook County warming centers will be open 24/7 through Wednesday.
Warming centers in other Chicago area counties:
Gary, Indiana, said it also opened warming centers, including the Calumet Township Multi-Purpose Facility, Ambridge Man Community Center, Brother’s Keeper, Restoration House Shelter for Men and Serenity House.
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