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A Large Section Of The Midwest Is Currently Colder Than The South Pole

At the South Pole, the temperature is minus 7 degrees, while in Minneapolis, Chicago, and much of the Midwest temperatures have dropped even lower.

Posted on January 6, 2014, at 8:01 p.m. ET

Currently, at the South Pole, the temperature is minus 7 degrees.

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But the "polar vortex" has plunged temperatures in Minneapolis to minus 15.

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It's also 15 below in Chicago.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

And throughout much of the Midwest temperatures are colder than they are at the South Pole.

AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores

This map shows just how frigid it is in the Midwest at 6:45 pm CT Monday.

Weather Underground

And wind chills are even colder. Brrr.

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