Boiling Water Polar Vortex News Segments
News correspondents from CNN, ABC and even local newspapers tried to find "unique" ways of demonstrating how cold it is outside Illustration/IBTimes

With the blankets of snow, frigid temperatures and people walking around in weather gear that looks akin to the Michelin man, we’re pretty sure they’re aware of the weather conditions. But some news correspondents apparently didn’t get that memo.

On Monday, Jan.6 and Tuesday Jan. 7, brutally cold weather caused by a “polar vortex” hit most of the United States bringing temperatures well into the sub-zero range in the Midwest and into the single-digit range in parts of the East Coast. The extreme weather conditions came shortly after winter storm Hercules battered the East Coast with several inches of snow and icy conditions.

Despite the sub-zero temperatures and the flood of YouTube videos of people showing how cold it is outside by tossing boiling water into the air, news correspondents thought there weren’t enough examples and decided to join in. From frozen water bottles to frozen pizza, these correspondents, both local and national, from CNN, ABC, Sky News and more looked to one up each other with their “unique” ways of demonstrating the frigid weather.

One thing is for certain: these correspondents have proven without a doubt that boiling water turns into a misty cloud of snow when tossed into the air. With that said, everybody gets that it's freezing cold outside. Stay inside, stay warm and enjoy these videos of news correspondents “confirming” how cold it is by going outside and performing silly tricks to make their news segements "unique."

ABC News' attempt at being "unique" included props such as a thermometer and a frozen spray bottle.
CNN tried to give their own spin to their cold weather demonstrations by using frozen pizza in their segment instead.
The frozen water bottle makes an appearance here as well.
However, they ultimately fall back to throwing a hot liquid in the air.
BBC, Sky News, and almost every local news organization decided to play it "safe" instead and used the boiling water trick to spice up their news segments.