Most Insane Photos from North America That Prove How Merciless Winter Could Be

According to the National Weather Service, the Polar Vortex ‘is a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding both of the Earth’s poles.’ In other words, that is the reason why currently the United States is facing extremely cold temperatures. The following list is full of pictures that capture how serious this has got. Let’s see!

1. In case you didn’t know, the whole country is almost freezing. However, some states more than others.

Image credits: Twitter/Patrick_Fenelon

Image credits: Twitter/Patrick_Fenelon

2. And when we say they are going through low temperatures, we really mean it. Just look at these comparisons.

Image credits: Twitter/1013KDWB

Image credits: Twitter/1013KDWB

3. Imagine wanting to pee, opening the toilet and finding this. Well, it still would be fun to pee there so you can defrost the ice.

Image credits: Twitter/LoungeCKRM

Image credits: Twitter/LoungeCKRM

4. If you want to know how cold is Chicago at the moment, this picture will give you all the information you need.

Image credits: Twitter/ccroucher9

Image credits: Twitter/ccroucher9

5. Also, people are having troubles to take a shower because even their soaps are freezing.

Image credits: Twitter/wowmartiean

Image credits: Twitter/wowmartiean

6. But here is the biggest contradiction of all: even antifreeze is freezing. Americans, brace yourselves: winter is here.

Image credits: Imgur

Image credits: Imgur

7. You know that cold is a serious issue when this type of things start happening in your home.

Image credits: Twitter/hannahtraining

Image credits: Twitter/hannahtraining

8. At least some people are having fun in the middle of this situation, and they even are getting new looks.

9. However, these new looks aren’t so fun for everyone, and they would rather be living another season.

Image credits: Twitter/Volus_dude

Image credits: Twitter/Volus_dude

10. Even cars’ tires are freezing, and there is nothing they can do besides dealing with this type of things day after day until winter ends.

Image credits: Reddit/sprgsmnt

Image credits: Reddit/sprgsmnt

11. And despite the low temperatures, people are still attending their jobs just like this firefighter.

Image credits: Twitter/ABC13Elita

Image credits: Twitter/ABC13Elita

12. In case you think you can save yourself from winter if you stay at home, nature will prove how wrong you are.

Image credits: Reddit/TheMadCatterFTW

Image credits: Reddit/TheMadCatterFTW

13. Here is another example of how the Polar Vortex is getting inside even buildings.

Image credits: Twitter/HeidiMiler

Image credits: Twitter/HeidiMiler

14. Imagine opening the faucet and getting nothing more than this. That would be a bit scary.

Image credits: Twitter/mak_savi

Image credits: Twitter/mak_savi

15. At least some people are facing this situation with humor, like the man who did this with his pants.

Image credits: Twitter/gregswan

Image credits: Twitter/gregswan

16. But it seems like the consequences for such a strong winter don’t end because even paint is peeling off the cars.

Image credits: Imgur

Image credits: Imgur

17. And everyone knows that, when things frozen, they are much easier to break.

Image credits: Twitter/kuyacoo_

Image credits: Twitter/kuyacoo_

18. Apparently, playing with frozen pants is one of the funniest things you can do this winter.

19. Say goodbye to your favorite drinks, because even they are turning into ice. It has been a rough time for this bottle of vodka in particular.

Image credits: Twitter/KKrilanovichCRE

Image credits: Twitter/KKrilanovichCRE

20. And if you aren’t surprised yet for everything that is happening, just look at this.

Image credits: Twitter/imayoras

Image credits: Twitter/imayoras

21. Many people are laughing at this shivering pole because it looks like if it was dancing, but we need answers.

22. Outlets? Oh, maybe you meant ice-lets. Please, don’t even think about plugin something there. Let’s avoid accidents.

Image credits: Twitter/CJcued

Image credits: Twitter/CJcued

23. One of the few positive aspects about the Polar Vortex is that you can do this type of things. Trying it might be fun!

24. Ice is mysteriously appearing in each corner of the houses, and citizens are scared of seeing how their homes are freezing.

Image credits: Reddit/Nayb3n

Image credits: Reddit/Nayb3n

25. It seems like toilets are the Polar Vortex’s favorite thing to destroy because many people have posted pictures of their damaged toilets.

Image credits: Reddit

Image credits: Reddit

26. Here is a picture of frozen Lake Michigan. Someone took it from an airplane, and the look is incredible.

Image credits: Twitter/DavidPFunk

Image credits: Twitter/DavidPFunk

27. You won’t believe this. Chicago is one of the cities that is suffering the most due to the Polar Vortex and this is what happened when a citizen opened her car’s door.

Image credits: Reddit/PerkyMooseTits

Image credits: Reddit/PerkyMooseTits

28. People are freezing! Just look at this firefighter who had to work in the -40° Polar Vortex. We can’t imagine how it would be like to be in his place.

Image credits: Reddit/crowntownfrown

Image credits: Reddit/crowntownfrown

29. Have you seen the boiling water challenge? This is what happens when you try it. However, the most amazing thing about this picture is the fact that the guy is shirtless despite the weather.

Image credits: Reddit/mapes

Image credits: Reddit/mapes

30. Do you remember the movie ‘The day after tomorrow’? This picture looks like a scene from that film. Terrifying.

Image credits: Twitter/Jacopo_della_Q

Image credits: Twitter/Jacopo_della_Q

31. Someone used a pink flamingo to show how much is snowing in Madison. The flamingo was fully covered just after a couple of days.

Image credits: Twitter/ForwardMSNFC

Image credits: Twitter/ForwardMSNFC

32. Unfortunately, not everyone has a warm home to hide from the Polar Vortex, and many homeless people have to deal with the low temperatures while living in the street.

Image credits: Twitter/OMAROSA

Image credits: Twitter/OMAROSA

33. We already showed you a video about this, but this picture lets us appreciate it better. This is what happens with bubbles in freezing weather.

Image credits: Twitter/cbotnyse

Image credits: Twitter/cbotnyse

34. Despite what it may seem, this is not a new fashion trend. Everyone is getting white frozen eyelashes this winter.

Image credits: Instagram/mayrenaisamar

Image credits: Instagram/mayrenaisamar

35. This is how parents are dressing their kids in case they have to take them out. We can’t deny he looks a bit funny.

Image credits: Imgur/Stweets19

Image credits: Imgur/Stweets19

36. Look at this frozen chicken eggs. Imagine laying them on the frying pan and watching them melt. It wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Image credits: Reddit/afrwvus

Image credits: Reddit/afrwvus

37. Someone left this toilet paper outside, and the weather froze it as well. Many other things are frozen like this.

Image credits: Facebook/Linda Mooney

Image credits: Facebook/Linda Mooney

38. Here is a photo of the Detroit River and incredibly, is frozen all the way to Canada. We could say this turned into an international skating ring.

Image credits: Reddit/Jay_Z_123

Image credits: Reddit/Jay_Z_123

39. The owner of this car left his car heating up, but he never thought that the Polar Vortex could cause a thing like this.

Image credits: Reddit/ahhbeeli

Image credits: Reddit/ahhbeeli

40. Although this looks like the invisible man, this is what happens when you left your clothes outside during a strong winter.

Image credits: Instagram/chisagocountyso

Image credits: Instagram/chisagocountyso

41. Despite how terrifying the Polar Vortex might be, we must admit that it has brought us some incredible views.

Image credits: Imgur/chinho321

Image credits: Imgur/chinho321

42. Let's hope the fire department didn't have to use this hydrant because that would be impossible.

Image credits: Reddit/kasprzee

Image credits: Reddit/kasprzee

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43. This photo is worthy of an apocalyptic movie about natural disasters. The ironic thing about this is that the door says ‘fire door’.

Image credits: Reddit/rmcvey4051

Image credits: Reddit/rmcvey4051

44. This sheet of ice formed between the glass panes of this door, and we recommend to heat it before it bursts.

Image credits: Reddit/sadpinata

Image credits: Reddit/sadpinata

45. This guy learned the lesson: you can’t try to hang dry your clothes outside during a Polar Vortex, or this will happen.

Image credits: Instagram/eharrisment

Image credits: Instagram/eharrisment

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We hope American citizens stay safe in their homes, and we ask them to follow the instructions given by authorities to avoid any consequences. If you liked this article, share it with your friends so they can learn about this situation. Also, we invite you to keep reading our other lists, they surely will interest you!

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