Record-Breaking Cold Snap Expected In Midwest

All public schools in Minnesota will be closed Monday while Green Bay Packers fans will be attending one of the coldest NFL games in history.

Record-Breaking Cold Snap Expected In Midwest
Chicago Sun-Times / Chandler West

Sunday morning meant snow for residents in states from Oklahoma to Michigan, but on Monday morning those across a large part of the country will be experiencing some of the coldest temperatures in decades.

It's going to be so cold in Minnesota, the governor has ordered all of the state's public schools closed Monday for the first time in nearly 20 years. (Via WCCO)

The forecast high for Monday in the Twin Cities is expected be -18 and a low of almost -30. KARE reports that would be the fifth coldest high temperature in the Twin Cities' history — just two degrees shy of tying an all-time record.

But what's even more impressive is just how low the wind chill values are — especially in northern states like Minnesota and Wisconsin. (Via KTVB)

Sunday morning, it was -25 degrees in International Falls, Minn. But factoring in the wind chill, it felt like it was closer to -45 degrees — and residents there have to wait until Thursday for temperatures to even go above zero. (Via The Weather Channel)

Just across the border in Wisconsin, die-hard fans in Green Bay will watch their Packers take on the 49ers Sunday in one of the coldest games in years. (Via WBTV)

Bloomberg reports it could be the coldest game in NFL history. The last record was set in Green Bay back 1967 with a temperature of -13 degrees.

And further south in Chicago, WLS-TV says up to a foot of snow could fall in the area by the end of Sunday. The bitter cold is expected to set in Monday.

Despite expected subzero temperatures, WMAQ notes Chicago Public Schools will remain open Monday and Tuesday.

CNN reports at least 13 people have died in the last week because of winter weather. It adds below zero temperatures might be seen in states as far south as Alabama.