A few weeks ago the polar vortex swept over North America. Researchers say it’s the worst blizzard since the one that hit New York in ’77. Following you will see some of the breathtaking and astonishing images from areas affected by blizzards.
Fish froze in mid-swim in their shoal near Lovund, a small island just a few milesfrom the northern shores of the Norway mainland. It was only -7 degrees, but the wind chill was cold enough to freeze a large amount of fish in place.
An ice cover lighthouse that overlooks Lake Michigan, the structure starts to look a little bit like a Buddhist temple.
The famous Niagara Falls freezes mid flow, you can see parts still flowing while others have frozen solid.
New York’s famous subway network filled with snow because of winter storm Hercules.
The Blizzard of ’77 is considered the regions worst with winds that travelled at 70 miles an hour and a chill of -60 degrees. Weather and conditions were so bad that snowdrifts were high enough to let people touch the traffic lights.
Some conditions get so bad that people that had swimming pools in the back landed up with a giant block of ice.
If a frozen swimming pool wasn’t bad enough, imagine your toilet bowl water frozen. The polar vortex cause toilet bowls to freeze solid.
Temperature dropped so low that vehicles had layers of ice on them, so much so, that trying to open a door would result in a broken door handle.
An ice storm in Geneva, Switzerland cause trees and cars to freeze as shown in the image.
Sub Zero temperatures may even turn boiling water to freeze to snow in a matter of seconds, although playing the fool with it might still land you with a nasty burn.
The winter storm Hercules even caused Hell to freeze over, well Hell in Michigan. The storm had -37 degree wind chills.
Here in sub zero temperatures of the Polar Vortex, Fire fighters wrestle a blaze.