Polar vortex to plunge Kansas City into a deep freeze

See a list of school closings

KMBZ News Staff
January 29, 2019 - 10:43 am

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Kansas City, MO - A deep freeze is on the way as temperatures plunge and dangerous wind chills set in around the Kansas City Metro.

The forecast prompted several school administrators around the area to cancel school for Wednesday. See a list of closings here.

Protect your self, your kids and your home's pipes!

An arctic front is expected to move in around midday Tuesday with a strong north wind will bring falling temperatures and the chance for a few flurries, according to meteorologists with KMBC.

Wind chills are expected to drop below zero degrees by 4:00pm with real temperatures dropping into the teens.

Dangerous cold is likely overnight with wind chills of -15 degrees to -35 degrees.

The record low temperature for Wednesday in Kansas City is -7 degrees set back in 1918.

In Northern Missouri, Wednesday's actual low temperature may drop to -20 degrees.

If you have to be outside, make sure you're covering as much of your skin as possible -- face included. Frostbite can happen in just 10 to 30 minutes of exposure to these temperatures.

 

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