Insane Photos That Show Just How Incredibly Cold It Is In America Right Now

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

My Brother Was On One Of The Few Flights Into Chicago This Morning. He Took This Photo Of Frozen Lake Michigan From The PlaneDavidPFunk

What an incredible view! An entire lake frozen in time.

After Two Days Of Freezing Rain, This Mold Came Out

After Two Days Of Freezing Rain, This Mold Came Outsprgsmnt

Meanwhile In Minnesota. The Tank Exploded

Meanwhile In Minnesota. The Tank Exploded

David Hildebrand

Trying To Make The Most Of This -40 F Weather

Trying To Make The Most Of This -40 F WeatherMapes

My Sister Opened Her Car Door In Chicago

My Sister Opened Her Car Door In ChicagoReddit

A Firefighter After Working In The -40° Polar Vortex

A Firefighter After Working In The -40° Polar Vortexcrowntownfrown

Lunch In Chicago Today. I Like Mine Al Dente

Lunch In Chicago Today. I Like Mine Al Dentesupercatpuke

My God. We’ve Reached The Day After Tomorrow

My God. We've Reached The Day After TomorrowJacopo_della_Q

“Is Iowa Really That Cold?”

“Is Iowa Really That Cold?”

taylor_scallon

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

Pray For The Homeless During This Time! Give To Your Local Shelters. Most Are At Full CapacityOMAROSA

It’s So Cold In Chicago They Set Commuter Train Tracks On Fire To Warm Them

It's So Cold In Chicago They Set Commuter Train Tracks On Fire To Warm Themmetrarail

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

What Happens When You Blow Bubbles In A Freezing Weathercbotnyse

Meanwhile In Wisconsin

Meanwhile In Wisconsin

atlastifoundit

 When These Are The Inside Doors… You Know We Are Polar Vortexing

When These Are The Inside Doors... You Know We Are Polar Vortexing

HeidiMiler

Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My MN Apartment As It Reached -40°

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.”

JohannReddit

Cadillac Michigan The Light Poles Are Shivering. Science Mannn

Cadillac Michigan The Light Poles Are Shivering. Science Mannn

GordonsWord

Frozen Chicken Eggs

Frozen Chicken Eggsafrwvus

You Know It’s Cold When The Toilet Paper Is Frozen In The Outhouse

You Know It's Cold When The Toilet Paper Is Frozen In The Outhouse

Linda Mooney

The Detroit River, Frozen All The Way To Canada

The Detroit River, Frozen All The Way To CanadaJay_Z_123

We Had A House Fire South Of Cameron Today. Our Chief Mitch Hansen Thought It Was A Splash Park

We Had A House Fire South Of Cameron Today. Our Chief Mitch Hansen Thought It Was A Splash ParkBimbo Gifford

Letting My Car Heat Up During The Polar Vortex

Letting My Car Heat Up During The Polar Vortex

ahhbeeli

Polar Vortex (Temp. 16 F /-9 C)

Polar Vortex (Temp. 16 F /-9 C)ahuewnyc

My Neighbor’s Furnace Exhaust Is Creating An Interesting Icicle

My Neighbor’s Furnace Exhaust Is Creating An Interesting Icicle

nonnahinnor

One Cold Rowdy Dog On The Bulkhead. Still Looking For Leftover Canteen Snacks

One Cold Rowdy Dog On The Bulkhead. Still Looking For Leftover Canteen Snacksgorgonzolabee

Cold Spell

Cold Spell

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.

ferrari1996

Ice Is Freezing As Soon As It Comes Out Of Our Faucet Because It’s So Cold

Ice Is Freezing As Soon As It Comes Out Of Our Faucet Because It's So Cold

mak_savi

This Is My Buddy Jesse At The Arrowhead 135 In Mn Yesterday. Day Time Temp Was -26 °F

This Is My Buddy Jesse At The Arrowhead 135 In Mn Yesterday. Day Time Temp Was -26 °F

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