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19 Pictures That Show Just How Cold It Is In The Midwest

Extreme cold has descended over the Midwest as its residents brace for potentially life-threatening and frigid temperatures.

Posted on January 30, 2019, at 12:36 p.m. ET

Frost covers University of Minnesota student Daniel Dylla's face during a morning jog along Mississippi River Parkway on Tuesday in Minneapolis.
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Frost covers University of Minnesota student Daniel Dylla's face during a morning jog along Mississippi River Parkway on Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Ice floats on Lake Michigan in Chicago on Wednesday morning.
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Ice floats on Lake Michigan in Chicago on Wednesday morning.

The Chicago skyline, as seen from North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan on Tuesday.
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The Chicago skyline, as seen from North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan on Tuesday.

A pedestrian stops to take a photo of the Chicago River on Tuesday.
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A pedestrian stops to take a photo of the Chicago River on Tuesday.

Icicles form on the walkway at North Avenue Beach of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Tuesday.
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Icicles form on the walkway at North Avenue Beach of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Tuesday.

Evan Roberts is covered in frost while jogging across the Stone Arch Bridge on Tuesday in Minneapolis.
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Evan Roberts is covered in frost while jogging across the Stone Arch Bridge on Tuesday in Minneapolis.

A pedestrian walks by the Chicago River on Tuesday.
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A pedestrian walks by the Chicago River on Tuesday.

A worker shovels snow off the rail switches at Chicago's Metra Western Avenue Coach Yard on Tuesday.
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A worker shovels snow off the rail switches at Chicago's Metra Western Avenue Coach Yard on Tuesday.

A statue is coated with a layer of snow in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday.
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A statue is coated with a layer of snow in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday.

A sign outside an elementary school in Moorhead, Minnesota, says that classes are canceled due to frigid temperatures on Tuesday.
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A sign outside an elementary school in Moorhead, Minnesota, says that classes are canceled due to frigid temperatures on Tuesday.

Jan White clears snow from his driveway on Monday, following a winter snowstorm that made its way through Janesville, Wisconsin.
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Jan White clears snow from his driveway on Monday, following a winter snowstorm that made its way through Janesville, Wisconsin.

Ice covers a traffic sign in Madison, Mississippi, on Tuesday.
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Ice covers a traffic sign in Madison, Mississippi, on Tuesday.

A cyclist passes through heavy frost in southwest Minneapolis as temperatures in the area dipped below freezing overnight on Tuesday.
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A cyclist passes through heavy frost in southwest Minneapolis as temperatures in the area dipped below freezing overnight on Tuesday.

Children play in the snow as they shovel their home's driveway on Monday in Janesville, Wisconsin.
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Children play in the snow as they shovel their home's driveway on Monday in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Kim Stewart helps put out blankets at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen on Tuesday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Kim Stewart helps put out blankets at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen on Tuesday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Pastor John Steger embraces Jearline Cyrus, a woman who is homeless, in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday while delivering cold-weather gear, hot chocolate, and food.
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Pastor John Steger embraces Jearline Cyrus, a woman who is homeless, in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday while delivering cold-weather gear, hot chocolate, and food.

Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, seen covered in ice and snow on Tuesday.
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Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, seen covered in ice and snow on Tuesday.

Commuters brave the frigid weather on Wednesday in Cincinnati.
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Commuters brave the frigid weather on Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Snow covers Ohio Street Beach in Chicago on Wednesday morning.
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Snow covers Ohio Street Beach in Chicago on Wednesday morning.


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