At least six deaths have been reported in the U.S. as the deadly polar vortex with frigid Arctic winds slammed the Midwest and headed east on Wednesday. The polar vortex has caused temperatures to drop much farther south than usual, with temperatures in certain areas of the Midwest comparable or below those in Antarctica, where the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station hit minus 25 degrees.
The city of Chicago -- where it reached a record-breaking minus 22 degrees around 6 a.m. Wednesday -- saw temperatures still dropping after the National Weather Service (NWS) recorded a low of minus 19 degrees. With strong winds, wind chill temperatures reached a range of minus 45 to minus 55 degrees.
Fox News Radio's Guy Benson & Marie Harf sat down with Rick Reichmuth Chief Meteorologist for Fox News who says people need to take these frigid temps seriously.