January 31, 2019
A deadly polar vortex is sweeping across North America this week.
And we'll say it again: It's cold.
Temperatures fell to negative 22 degrees in Chicago (colder than parts of Antarctica, by the way) and officials are warning anyone outside for too long about the dangers of frostnip, hypothermia, and frostbite. On Thursday morning, areas of the Midwest were experiencing record-lows around minus 77 degrees, according to Accuweather.
We gathered some visuals to show just how cold a polar vortex is when it's negative 77 degrees.
Leaving the house with wet hair in the Midwest... pic.twitter.com/M7jp79orDq— G. Y (@GY18164253) January 31, 2019
To those of you currently not in the midwest, this is what -30° looks like. pic.twitter.com/NNL5sCHayc— Ben (@BennyD_28) January 31, 2019
things are only getting stranger pic.twitter.com/jX6yFsW4cs— Midwest vs Everybody (@midwestern_ope) January 31, 2019
When you spill your coffee in the Midwest pic.twitter.com/Vdvlc0UHPn— Krispy Memes Boi (@memes_krispy) January 31, 2019
Everyone is throwing boiling water into the air to watch it freeze.
Not Siberia, its Chicago today..— Sadiq Khan🏜 (@lilsarim) January 30, 2019
Friend of mine sent me this from Chicago, in Midwest USA, temperature dropped to -18 f (-25 Centigrade) Windchill -50 f.
Polar Vortex is here..
Watch the video pic.twitter.com/9ftsjt2vxn
Nobody:— Bri Lewerke (@brilewerke) January 30, 2019
Everyone in the Midwest: pic.twitter.com/LYrtcQwyp7
no one:— Anjali Vaidya (@anjali_vaidya) January 31, 2019
everyone in the midwest: pic.twitter.com/0O8q3WJYy1
Chicago was colder than the South Pole this week.
Polar Vortex on Chicago Lakefront at North Avenue, view from my building. pic.twitter.com/qABCykr5Y1— Christine DeVries (@CWDChicago) January 31, 2019
The polar vortex looks good on you, Chicago pic.twitter.com/C2pStKSWmL— Alex Bradbury (@alexbradburyy) January 31, 2019
And Philly is feeling it, too. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey is predicting the low on Thursday night to drop to 9 degrees. The wind chill on Thursday afternoon makes it feel like negative 3 degrees.
And the region has a 50 percent chance of snow on Friday, too.
It’s so cold the leaky spot @ 8th and Market froze pic.twitter.com/1iPUdQQf1y— Ben Garvey (@bengarvey) January 31, 2019
With inclement weather today, use caution during your SEPTA travels as platforms, parking lots and vehicles may be slippery.— SEPTA (@SEPTA_BSL) January 31, 2019
It's hard to decide what to do when it's that cold. So, probably nothing. Be safe and stay warm.
gooooob morning. i am making the executive decision. that it is too cold. to do anything at all today. secure a cuddle buddy. and recommence your snoozles— 💝 Thoughts of Dog (@dog_feelings) January 31, 2019