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January 10, 1995 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are few forces of persuasion more powerful than a Chicago winter. Yet when wind chills here begin their annual fall to depths low enough to freeze human skin, it still takes artful persuaders to convince the hardiest of die-hards to come in from the cold. As temperatures plunge toward zero and below, teams of Chicago emergency services workers take to the streets to cajole transients into coming indoors for the night.
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January 10, 1995 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are few forces of persuasion more powerful than a Chicago winter. Yet when wind chills here begin their annual fall to depths low enough to freeze human skin, it still takes artful persuaders to convince the hardiest of die-hards to come in from the cold. As temperatures plunge toward zero and below, teams of Chicago emergency services workers take to the streets to cajole transients into coming indoors for the night.
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January 5, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Ice and snow storms snarled traffic, closed schools and ripped down power lines Monday from New England to North Carolina, and high winds surged across the Midwest and plains with icy cold, making temperatures feel as low as 76 below zero. The East Coast storm piled up snow as far south as North Carolina, where ice-laden power lines were blamed for thousands of power outages.
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January 22, 1985 | From Times Staff Writers
The nation's homeless began streaming into shelters or faced frostbite and death on the streets Monday as a mass of arctic air set record low temperatures in many eastern and southern cities. City-run and private shelters added beds and extended operating hours to accommodate the increased demand for refuge from temperatures that plunged below zero in many locations.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2014 | By Matt Pearce and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A brutal "polar vortex" gripped much of the Midwest on Monday, pushing temperatures to record subzero lows, grounding more than 4,000 flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home or go to emergency warming shelters. In Chicago, temperatures dropped to a record 16 degrees below zero at O'Hare International Airport on Monday, spawning a new National Weather Service Twitter hashtag: #Chiberia. Records also fell in Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana. In Minneapolis, it was minus 18 - minus 40 with the wind chill - and the high was minus 12. Margaret Roth found herself stranded in the Twin Cities, where she had arrived from Florida for a wedding.
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