U.S. Gripped by Cold From Minus 36 Degrees in Minnesota to Snow in Mississippi http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4165001 Much of the country is paralyzed in a deep freeze, thanks to a jet stream pumping arctic air from the northern polar regions south. How cold is it? It's so cold in Chicago, Lake Michigan froze. Related Stories "Your face hurts, and your teeth hurt when you talk," said one Windy City resident. Even the Gulf Coast is getting hit, with snow falling in Mississippi and Alabama for the first time in years.