Brrr, it’s cold outside -- that’s what most Americans are saying (without any profanities) and it’s all thanks to the polar vortex. Now that the deep freeze has a name, Twitter users have taken to the social media site to discuss the frigid temperature.
Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or any other type of Internet forum, Americans can’t help but talk about the brutal temperatures they're experiencing. One of the best ways to stay warm seems to be with laughter.
CNN wrote on Monday that two dozen states, ranging from the Midwest to the Southeast to the Northeast are feeling the chilling effects of the polar vortex. The unusual cold is a little Christmas gift from the North Pole, though the gift of cold is generally unwanted by most.
The polar vortex is pretty much what it sounds like, CNN wrote. Essentially, the Arctic winds that are reserved for the North Pole have circulated much farther south. It’s not a single storm, but is a polar low-pressure system that has dipped lower. Though it’s occurring in North America right now, it can also happen in Europe and Asia.
The “Polar Vortex” hashtag has been popular on Facebook and Twitter. Paul Kingston took to Twitter took show a photo of cars that were supposedly frozen over in Chicago.
— PAUL KINGSTON (@paulkingstonnnp) January 6, 2014
Renae C. Mitchell shared a picture of what happens when boiling water was thrown in the air in North Dakota.
— Renae C Mitchell (@RenaeCartierM) January 6, 2014
David P. joked that polar vortex was the word of the day.
— David P. (@stunner81) January 7, 2014
Fatekeep pointed out that the polar vortex wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it helped save electricity since drinks could be kept cold outside.
— fatekeep (@fatekeep) January 7, 2014
Amanda M. Weigel beat the cold by baking some warm bread.
— Amanda M. Weigel (@Amandaflutters) January 7, 2014
Adrienne Airhart shared a meme of expecting to see people post pictures of their car’s dashboard temperatures.
— Adrienne Airhart (@craydrienne) January 6, 2014
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