A swarm of photos and videos plunged through Twitter as the Polar Vortex is sweeping through parts of the US. Chicago was particularly hard-hit with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees.
As per BBC reports, eight lives have been claimed in the US Midwest due to the severe weather condition.
According to the forecasters, parts of the continental US will experience low temperatures and would be likely colder than those on the North Slope of Alaska.
America’s Space agency, NASA hinted of global warming in this tweet.
Arctic weather is plunging into North America. The culprit is a familiar one: the polar vortex.
Seen here is a model using @NASAEarth science + other satellite measurements of temperature, moisture, wind speeds and directions, and other conditions: https://t.co/KGs3bbODFD pic.twitter.com/qij62NC9Vw
— NASA (@NASA January 30, 2019
With people rushing the hospital due to frostbites, the freezing condition in the Midwest has disrupted the lives of many.
Twitterati was flooded with images of the cold weather. Here are a few:
— Corinne (@CorinneStrohl January 31, 2019
Kudos to these brave men!
While we hunker down back home because of the #PolarVortex in the United States, the cold doesn’t stop our forward deployed #USNavy Sailors from maintaining #NavyReadiness in the #BalticSea – like #USSPorter demonstrating one of @CNORichardson‘s core attributes: Toughness! pic.twitter.com/k0cygmqJ9o
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy January 30, 2019
FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLING FIRES AND THE COLD: A fire chief in Wisconsin shared a picture of his frozen beard where the wind chill was -50 degrees.https://t.co/Ajpj2dmZk1 pic.twitter.com/PLrmDsehjE
— Elita Loresca (@ABC13Elita January 31, 2019
This video seemslike straight outta “The Day After Tomorrow” movie.
20 minute Snow Squall- white out conditions
#parkavenue #86thstreet #Centralpark #newyorkcity #snowsqualls #SnowSquallWarning #PolarVotex2019 @weatherchannel @lookner @breakingweather @JaniceHuff4ny @NY1weather pic.twitter.com/Tbf87v0y94
— Linda Santangelo (@Lindasantangel1 January 30, 2019
Ion think this Chicago weather ready for me pic.twitter.com/VHMhivkm7P
— Christian D. Harris (@chrxstianh__ January 30, 2019
Guess its one of the Canadians!
Arctic weather in Chicago. There’s always that one guy. pic.twitter.com/xk3HSr8ThV
— Stormy Clark (@ChiNeighbor January 26, 2019
That moment when we thought hot Ramen noodles would help us feel good in the cold weather.
How cold is it in Chicago at the moment….? pic.twitter.com/U3wJnHZwFY
— Charles Croucher (@ccroucher9 January 31, 2019
Yes, we are thinking the same.
Someone in Minnesota had their toilet tank explode because the water inside froze pic.twitter.com/fCBLjDwChx
— mistress misandry (@hannahtraining January 31, 2019
My beard froze while waiting bus. I wish it would be summer already. pic.twitter.com/Yv41bYqUYD
— Tapani Niemeläinen (@Volus_dude January 24, 2019
Wait, ‘Edward Scissorhands’ is that you?
“Is Iowa really THAT cold?” pic.twitter.com/htxSZzy2QB
— Taylor Scallon (@taylor_scallon January 31, 2019
And the dad of the year award goes to…
US Government- “don’t go outside it’s cold”
My dad….. pic.twitter.com/4YOtdxjLdJ
— Jordan Brewer (@jordan_brewer03 January 30, 2019
— Heidi Miler (@HeidiMiler January 31, 2019
Now this is serious!
— Super Bowl 52 Champions. (@GordonsWord January 31, 2019
These people had it coming.
— (@usman_nyc January 31, 2019
— Sweet Sal (@AllyseJosephine January 30, 2019
Wouldn’t it be the best Halloween decoration?
— Erin Edlund (@erinedlund January 31, 2019
No its not Elsa’s castle…
— tessa (@leviotessa January 31, 2019