The USA Is Covered With Ice: How People Are Living in Extremely Low Temperatures Down to −58°F
Since January 30th, the Midwest has been affected by extremely low temperatures, in some places they were even lower than in Siberia. A strong polar vortex is drifting through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois and a state of emergency has been declared there. In the coming days, a temperature drop down to −58°F is expected. Weather forecasters say that these weather anomalies happen only once every 50 years.
Bright Side has been following the developments in Chicago, Illinois and would like to show you how Chicago-dwellers have survived this historical vortex.
Lake Michigan is covered with ice.
Hundreds of schools are closed and more than 1,000 flights have been cancelled.
People are trying to protect themselves from frostbite.
Snow clearing services are operating at their full capacity.
The National Weather Service has called this weather “a historical event.”
But people have tried to stay positive and have come up with a lot of memes.
They enjoy the view of frozen spaghetti.
They do challenges with boiling water spilled in the freezing cold.
They take photos of everything covered with ice.
They wear warm clothes.
They get to know their city from a new angle.
And they call their city “Chiberia.”
Chiberia = Chicago + Siberia
Do you live in this region? Share your photos or stories of what it’s like to experience such a bitter cold in the comments below.