Currently, at the South Pole, the temperature is minus 7 degrees.
But the "polar vortex" has plunged temperatures in Minneapolis to minus 15.
It's also 15 below in Chicago.
And throughout much of the Midwest temperatures are colder than they are at the South Pole.
This map shows just how frigid it is in the Midwest at 6:45 pm CT Monday.
And wind chills are even colder. Brrr.
Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a breaking news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Honolulu.
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