This past week we announced the arrival of the polar vortex, which would bring bone-chilling temperatures to the midwest and northeastern parts of the United States. Some of the cold temperatures could even drop down to the southern area of the U.S. and we’re all feeling the winter chill!
Some people have taken to social media to document just how cold it is where they are. With some areas of the U.S. experiencing a -45-degree wind chill temperature, it’s no surprise that some items are literally freezing in place. Check these out!
Let’s start with Chicago
How cold is it in Chicago at the moment….? pic.twitter.com/U3wJnHZwFY
— Charles Croucher (@ccroucher9) January 31, 2019
This has to be magic. But Chicago got some of the coldest temperatures on record for this polar vortex so we’re honestly not that surprised.
Ever seen a cold light post?
It’s so cold in Cadillac…even the light posts are shivering! pic.twitter.com/LWGTuSLk60
— MSP Seventh District (@mspnorthernmi) January 30, 2019
It’s so freakin’ cold that the light posts are literally shivering (or it could just be the wind). Either way, there’s video proof.
— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) January 31, 2019
The National Weather Service out in Omaha tweeted that the blew some bubbles outside and they froze solid in just seconds. That’s how cold it is.
Another Chicago story
It's so cold in Chicago they set our commuter train tracks on fire to warm them pic.twitter.com/FT2erQ6pHT
— Mildly Interesting (@interest_mild) January 31, 2019
The news actually began to report this one shortly after it happened. Desperate times call for desperate measures, no?
No chickens allowed (outdoors)
It's so cold out. This is where my chickens are right now pic.twitter.com/sct3faE4fy
— Angela Harris (@AngelaH80003452) January 30, 2019
Angela from Twitter took her pet chickens indoors because it was way too cold to be out in their normal resting area. They’re probably really confused.
Read onto the NEXT page for more hilarious photos and videos from the polar vortex…