Arctic air has moved from the North Pole down south to Canada and the U.S. The media has been reporting this phenomenon as a polar vortex. It can get dangerous since wind chill temperatures can reach 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.

The polar vortex caused earthquakes in Canada and parts of that country were actually colder than Mars, with the red planet recently experiencing only temperatures of as cold as -24 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., people have been scalding themselves by attempting to throw boiling water into the air to turn the water into snow.


Nintendo, maker of video games, has also reported that Donkey Kong Island is the source of the polar vortex


Meanwhile, here are 8 photos of the polar vortex rounded up from Flickr.

Boiling water meets -14F

Icy Falls

Polar Vortex at My Window

Sunset over the Verrazano Narrows

Frozen Potomac River

So, Yeah… the Lake Froze!

Lake Michigan in deep freeze

Frozen Sunrise

Do you have Polar Vortex photos of your own that you’d like to share? Post in the Comments Section below.

P.S. While we don’t experience winter here in Philippines, here are some functional fall/winter apparel that can be worn in the tropics.


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