Some parts of America are suffering unusual weather conditions these days, as the temperature has dropped as low as -40C. A “polar vortex”, has struck Chicago as well, encasing much of the country in ice and snow. The average temperature in ‘Windy City’ is hovering around -17C, making it the second coldest day in 150 years.
However, there is beauty on ice as well. People have been sharing on social media stunning photographies of Lake Michigan completely encased in layers of thick ice.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago
The city is coping with record-setting low temperatures lately and more than a thousand flights have been canceled. Also, schools and businesses have been closed and according to ‘Independent’ locals have been warned “not to breathe deeply” outside and check after their neighbors.
One traveler took some mesmerizing photos of frozen Lake Michigan while flying in and they are indeed spectacular:
Although the freezing temperatures have disrupted life for so many, people can’t help and share on social media some thoughts about the mesmerizing effect that ice gave to Michigan Lake:
My brother was on one of the few flights into Chicago this morning. He took this photo of frozen Lake Michigan from the plane. pic.twitter.com/cS8XRCTPQV
— David Funk (@DavidPFunk) January 30, 2019
— Tina Jensen (@TinaRJensen) January 29, 2019
— CrazyCatLady9 (@CrazyCatMommy9) January 30, 2019
One Twitter user even linked the spectacular view with a film:
Scene from The Day After Tomorrow vs Lake Michigan currently 😳 pic.twitter.com/RO7IxmWuv6
— AJ (@AmandaJanalis) January 31, 2019
In some pictures is seen even the fog, known as “boiling cauldron” effect which is created when freezing air is in contact with water.
View of Lake Michigan from my apartment. One of the more awe-inspiring sights I’ve seen in my two years in Chicago pic.twitter.com/ERH0xebgPx
— John Gordon (@John_W_Gordon) January 30, 2019
It is -20 in Chicago, this is Lake Michigan pic.twitter.com/IGX4namZEV
— Whoa Interesting (@WhoaInteresting) January 30, 2019
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