Embracing the vortexon January 7, 2014 @ 7:44 am (Updated: 12:19 pm - 1/7/14 )
"This is the coldest windchill I've ever reported in on The Weather Channel," said meteorologist Mike Seidel.
The warnings are frightening - Prof. Abdi Samatar told the BBC, "If you stand outside for longer than 5 minutes with any part of your body exposed - it could freeze. Including your eyeballs."
But being Americans, we do not let the media tell us what to be afraid of. We want to see how cold it is for ourselves. And so, just as during a heat wave, people rush outside to fry an egg on the sidewalk, during this polar vortex, you turn water into mist.
Yes - we boil a pot of water, run outside, and throw it into the air so it turns into ice crystals, and post a video.
Go to any neighborhood in the Midwest and at any moment, you're liable to see somebody run outside and throw a pot of boiling water into the air and run back in.
It turns into ice crystals every time. Or at least, almost every time.
Taking On the Big Guys
Seattle's top consumer lawyer braces for GM battle
A family fights to get back Buddy after he was mistakenly adopted to someone else
Danny O'Neil says the Seahawks are set at the top but they have depth question at tight end
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.