Extreme weather phenomenon seem to be happening more and more frequently these days.
There were recent record breaking heatwaves in Australia, and now, the complete opposite is happen in The Midwest of the United States, as the ‘Polar Vortex’ begins touching down.
A Polar vortex is a group of violently strong winds that are high up in the atmosphere keeping the extremely cold air locked around the Arctic region.
Every now and again, such as on years like this, it can move further down south than normally used to, and engulf highly populated areas in North America.
Chicago for example has been hit pretty hard with it’s already well known windy location on Lake Michigan bringing wind-chill temperatures down to record breaking low numbers.
The Midwestern part of the United States is basically on lockdown as people are highly encouraged to stay indoors.
However there are some brave souls out there who are enduring the plummeting temperatures to take some incredibly timeless images of just what this ‘Polar Vortex’ is effecting the every day lives of normal people.
This list will make you want to grab a jacket and bundle up just looking at them!
My Brother Was On One Of The Few Flights Into Chicago This Morning. He Took This Photo Of Frozen Lake Michigan From The Plane
What an incredible view! An entire lake frozen in time.
After Two Days Of Freezing Rain, This Mold Came Out
Meanwhile In Minnesota. The Tank Exploded
Trying To Make The Most Of This -40 F Weather
My Sister Opened Her Car Door In Chicago
A Firefighter After Working In The -40° Polar Vortex
Lunch In Chicago Today. I Like Mine Al Dente
My God. We’ve Reached The Day After Tomorrow
“Is Iowa Really That Cold?”
Wow! Imagine walking into a room like that! Brrr!
Pray For The Homeless During This Time! Give To Your Local Shelters. Most Are At Full Capacity
It’s So Cold In Chicago They Set Commuter Train Tracks On Fire To Warm Them
This doesn’t seem all too logical, but I mean, if it works it works right?
What Happens When You Blow Bubbles In A Freezing Weather
Meanwhile In Wisconsin
When These Are The Inside Doors… You Know We Are Polar Vortexing
Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My MN Apartment As It Reached -40°
“The idiot must have forgotten he pays my electric and doesn’t realize that I value my comfort over safety or energy conservation.”
Cadillac Michigan The Light Poles Are Shivering. Science Mannn
Frozen Chicken Eggs
You Know It’s Cold When The Toilet Paper Is Frozen In The Outhouse
The Detroit River, Frozen All The Way To Canada
We Had A House Fire South Of Cameron Today. Our Chief Mitch Hansen Thought It Was A Splash Park
Letting My Car Heat Up During The Polar Vortex
Polar Vortex (Temp. 16 F /-9 C)
My Neighbor’s Furnace Exhaust Is Creating An Interesting Icicle
One Cold Rowdy Dog On The Bulkhead. Still Looking For Leftover Canteen Snacks
Yes, that is ice on the inside of our house. It’s not the first time that ice has formed around our door.
We’ve talked to our landlord and hope to get a new door and door frame in spring when we don’t have to worry about getting frostbite about people outside for five minutes.
It would really help with our utility bill as well.
Ice Is Freezing As Soon As It Comes Out Of Our Faucet Because It’s So Cold
This Is My Buddy Jesse At The Arrowhead 135 In Mn Yesterday. Day Time Temp Was -26 °F