The Polar Vortex Hailed From The Arctic. Chilling Photos To Prove It!
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The Polar Vortex Hailed From The Arctic. Chilling Photos To Prove It!

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Some areas in the United States dropped to their coldest temperatures in years as a polar vortex flooded the country from Canada, spreading into the Midwest and expanding to other states from coast to coast.

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Wind chill in Minnesota reached -50 degrees Fahrenheit — that's cold enough for exposed skin to get frostbite in 5 minutes. Plenty of other places saw sub-zero weather, temperatures so cold that many officials shut down schools, highways and tourist attractions as a means to try to keep people inside. Here are few spine-shivering photos.

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  • 1. Wind chill in Minnesota reached -50 degrees Fahrenheit — that's cold enough for exposed skin to get frostbite in 5 minutes. Plenty of other places saw sub-zero weather, temperatures so cold that many officials shut down schools, highways and tourist attractions as a means to try to keep people inside. Here are few spineshivering photos.
  • 2. A family navigates massive piles of snow near Lake Michigan.
  • 3. People brave subzero temperatures in Chicago as they wait for an 'L' train to arrive.
  • 4. Ice Crystals Sharp crystals form atop a pond in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
  • 5. Icy Shore The shore of Lake Michigan is not vacation material right now.
  • 6. Frozen Fence Above the crystallized fence, you can just see a plane taking off from Reagan National Airport, outside Washington, D.C.
  • 7. Waiting for the Train A lone man waits on an 'L' platform in Chicago.
  • 8. Mist Off Lake Michigan Temperatures in Milwaukee, Wisc., are still below zero.
  • 9. Ice-Breaker A man in Winchester, Ky., breaks the ice on a pond so his cows can have a drink.
  • 10. Chicago Temperatures in Chicago have just recently begun to top zero for the first time in well over a day.
  • 11. Cold Commute A commuter walks across the Chicago River in sub-zero temperatures.
  • 12. Lake Michigan A frozen Lake Michigan sits still in front of the Chicago skyline. Chicago felt a record low temperature of -16 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.
  • 13. Walking to Work A man barrels through single digit temperatures in New York City as he walks by a steam vent.
  • 14. Trying to Keep Warm Homeless men tried to sleep at a Metro Station in Washington, D.C. as temperatures slipped below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 15. Walk on the Water Mist rises along Lake Michigan.
  • 16. Frozen Snow in Detroit Detroit is still dealing with several icy inches of snow in the wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the polar vortex that has engulfed much of the nation.
  • 17. Plane Delays A man waits for a flight at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Thousands of flights were canceled yesterday due to freezing temperatures.
  • 18. Chicago Skyline North Avenue Beach looked more like an ice rink on January 6, as Chicago temperatures fell farther than they ever had before.
  • 19. Clearing a Path A Detroit resident clears his sidewalk.
  • 20. Frigid Night A woman walks amid snow and steam in Detroit.
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