Chicago Cold Spell: No End In Sight As Sub-Zero Temps Lead To Season’s 15th Cold-Related Death

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After the polar vortex and the clipper system that followed it, there’s just one way to describe Chicago’s current state of winter weather: Bitter.

Chicago awoke to a bone-chilling Thursday morning after 20-below wind chills from the night before. A wind chill advisory in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday had the National Weather Service warning that “frostbite and hypothermia can occur in a matter of minutes,” according to the Tribune.

The deep freeze also was a factor in a death of a man, believed to be homeless, who was found in a Logan Square alley Tuesday morning. The medical examiner said the man, said to be in his 60s, died from hypothermia due to cold exposure. According to ABC Chicago, it’s the 15th cold-related death of the season in Chicago.

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