Why yes. Yes! Chicago really is colder than frozen parts of the world.
Just how cold is this week's midwestern polar vortex get? On Wednesday, it will be colder in Chicago than in Antarctica, Siberia, or the top of Mt. Everest.
Local forecasters are predicting temps to reach a record low of 20 below zero on Wednesday.
And it won't just be the Windy City - more than 90 million people in the U.S. will experience below-zero temps this week. John Gagan with the National Weather Service is calling it 'once in a generation' cold.
Are you ready for the cold? What steps do you take to prepare? What's the coldest weather you can remember?