50 Insane Photos From The Polar Vortex That Will Give You Shivers

Published 5 years ago

With the polar vortex ravaging the Midwestern U.S., people are being warned to stay inside and not go out into the freezing cold. And while some people decided to cozily read a book by the fireplace until the cold wave passes, others saw it as an opportunity to go outside and capture all the weird and incredible things caused by this rare weather event.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the most amazing pictures taken during the polar vortex and they are truly chilling. From frozen beards to shivering light poles, these pictures will remind you not to forget your scarf and gloves the next time you go outside. Check them out in the gallery below!

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#1 How Cold Is It In The Midwest? Bubbles Are Freezing

Image source: BiologistDan

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

Image source: DavidPFunk

#3 After Two Days Of Freezing Rain, This Mold Came Out

Image source: sprgsmnt

#4 Meanwhile In Minnesota. The Tank Exploded

Image source: David Hildebrand

#5 My Sister Opened Her Car Door In Chicago

Image source: PerkyMooseTits

#6 A Firefighter After Working In The -40° Polar Vortex

Image source: crowntownfrown

#7 Trying To Make The Most Of This -40 F Weather

Image source: Mapes

#8 Lunch In Chicago Today. I Like Mine Al Dente

Image source: supercatpuke

#9 My God. We’ve Reached The Day After Tomorrow

Image source: Jacopo_della_Q

#10 “Is Iowa Really That Cold?”

Image source: taylor_scallon

#11 Current Level Of Snow In Madison: One Whole Mingo

Image source: ForwardMSNFC

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

Image source: OMAROSA

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

Image source: metrarail

#14 It’s So Cold In Iowa That We Froze Antifreeze

Image source: Stonedspidey

#15 Eye Lashes On Fleek! Is That A Thing? Is This The New Winter Running Fashion Statement?

Image source: mayrenaisamar

#16 What Happens When You Blow Bubbles In A Freezing Weather

Image source: cbotnyse

#17 Meanwhile In Wisconsin

Image source: atlastifoundit

#18 Freezing Our Pants Off In Minnesota

Image source: gregswan

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

Image source: HeidiMiler

#20 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.

Image source: JohannReddit

#21 Cadillac Michigan The Light Poles Are Shivering. Science Mannn

Image source: GordonsWord

#22 Going To Daycare When It’s -30 Outside

Image source: Stweets19

#23 Frozen Chicken Eggs

Image source: afrwvus

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

Image source: Linda Mooney

#25 The Detroit River, Frozen All The Way To Canada

Image source: Jay_Z_123

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

Image source: Bimbo Gifford

#27 Got So Cold Last Night That Our Vodka Froze! For Reference The Freezing Point For Vodka Is -16

Image source: KKrilanovichCRE

#28 Letting My Car Heat Up During The Polar Vortex

Image source: ahhbeeli

#29 Minnesota’s Officers

Image source: chisagocountyso

#30 House Is Freezing From The Inside During The Coldest Day In A Decade

Image source: Nayb3n

#31 The Beauty The Cold Brings To South Dakota

Image source: chinho321

#32 This Flash-Frozen Fire Hydrant

Image source: kasprzee

#33 This Door At Work In Minnesota

Image source: rmcvey4051

#34 A Sheet Of Ice Formed Between The Glass Panes Of This Door

Image source: sadpinata

#35 Polar Vortex Lesson: Don’t Try To Hang Dry Your Clothes Outside

Image source: eharrisment

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

Image source: ahuewnyc

#37 My Parents Sent Me This Pic Of Our Peephole (From The Indoor Side)

Image source: imayoras

#38 My Neighbor’s Furnace Exhaust Is Creating An Interesting Icicle

Image source: nonnahinnor

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

Image source: gorgonzolabee

#40 I Just Wanted To See How Long It Would Take For An Egg To Freeze Outside And Also What Would Become Of My Egg

Image source: Lauren Yapalater

#41 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.

Image source: ferrari1996

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

Image source: mak_savi

#43 It Was So Cold In Chicago That The Paint Came Off My Car

Image source: imgur.com

#44 “No, Believe Me, ‘Tis Very Cold; The Wind Is Northerly”

Image source: ShakesPic

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

Image source: hivehivebuzzbuzz

#46 My Wall Is Freezing In My Bedroom. There Are No Pipes Behind It. Chicago

Image source: creampuffyness

#47 In A Matter Of 2 Minutes Walking Across Campus, My Glasses Started To Frost/Ice Over

Everyone’s been talking about how cold Chicago is right now. The upper Midwest (I’m talking Fargo area) had windchills up to -60 below zero, ten degrees colder than Chicago. In a matter of 2 minutes walking across campus, my glasses started to frost/ice over.

Image source: kmbell333

#48 It’s So Cold Here In Iowa That There Is Now Frost On The Inside Of My Door Hinges

Image source: TheMadCatterFTW

#49 So My Soap Is Frozen In My Shower

Image source: wowmartiean

#50 My Beard Froze While Waiting Bus. I Wish It Would Be Summer Already

Image source: Volus_dude

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