- At least 300 daily mid-November cold records, including record lows and record-cold high temperatures, have been set across the US since Veterans Day and some records date back to 1911, a meteorologist said
- More than 232 million people were in 32 degrees or lower 7.45am ET Wednesday
- Social media users have been sharing incredible snaps of Lake Michigan covered in ice
- A 46 degree water temperature didn’t stop one surfer from catching a wave at Silver Beach on Lake Michigan
- But a woman died in an Ohio car crash amid the snow and a Chicago man, 80, died from cardiovascular disease with the cold exposure
- By Thursday morning, the Mid-Atlantic region to Maine could suffer record-low temperatures. Single digits to teens are expected in northern New England, teens and 20s in interior Northeast and 20s along I-95 corridor
Images shared on social media show how stunning the Midwest looked amid the Arctic blast that has smashed 300 temperature records and left 232 million people shivering Wednesday morning.
One snap showed Lake Michigan waves crash over a retaining wall and flooding parts of the Lakefront Trail near East 67th Street in Chicago. Others featured large icicles on branches.
It was forecast that by Thursday morning, the Mid-Atlantic region to Maine could suffer record-low temperatures.