US and Canada braced for polar vortex storm: Arctic weather conditions and record lows expected

3700 air flights cancelled across usa canada, temps dropping to -50 with wind chills

heavy snow, bitter cold.

Jan 6, 2014
Americans and Canadians are bracing for the worst as a “polar vortex” brings more frigid weather down from the Arctic with temperatures dropping to lows not seen in decades. Some parts of Canada and the northeastern United States have already been hit with up to 60 centimetres of snow.