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Chicago Extreme Cold: Dangerous Weather Hits "Chiberia"

After Chicago was left reeling from multiple snow storms, extreme cold temperatures moved into the area overnight Monday. Wind chills continued to to be about 30 degrees below zero Tuesday morning

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  1. Last night
  2. Frigid temperatures encrust Chicago firefighters in ice while they work to extinguish a two-alarm fire on the south side of Chicago just before midnight, late Monday, January 6.
    Frigid temperatures encrust Chicago firefighters in ice while they work to extinguish a two-alarm fire on the south side of Chicago just before midnight, late Monday, January 6.
  3. The crazy thing? Tuesday wasn't even the coldest Jan. 7 on record in Chicago. It hit 16 below zero in 1912, according to the National Weather Service.
  4. That's one way to look at it.
  5. This is another.
  6. Oh, and ducks (red-breasted mergansers, to be exact) also came out to enjoy Hyde Park
  7. Breaking #chiberia polar bear news: Anana thought it was just balmy outside and decided to come out
  8. Oh no.
  9. More than 1,000 flights have been canceled at O'Hare, and more than 180 canceled at Midway, according to the Department of Aviation.
  10. This joint offers smoked meats and soups to warm you up.
  11. Drivers: slow your roll. There's black ice out there.
  12. #Chiberia pro: You probably had no line for brunch at the Bongo Room yesterday
    #Chiberia con: Some local stores suffered loss of business
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