If you think New Year’s resolutions are tough, try or even imagine braving extreme temperatures reaching far below freezing. But that is exactly what happened; with windchill hitting highs and lows not seen in years – up to negative fifty degrees Fahrenheit - it literally felt like the coldest region on earth. So get your footy pajamas ready and take out all those fuzzy blankets as we explore these grueling pictures from 2019-2020 winter season…you might need an extra layer for warmth just seeing them!
These Unbelievable Photos of the Extreme Cold That Will Leave You SpeechlessPublished 10 months ago
This isn't like the other winter wonderlands you've seen! The bitterly cold and icy weather in Minnesota took a turn for the worse for one unfortunate resident when the freezing temperatures caused the toilet tank in their home to burst.
You can even make out the chain, which is still standing in its original location from when it was floating around before the disaster occurred. They now have an interesting outdoor decoration, but it is going to take some time for all of that gross frozen water that is contained within it to thaw out... yuck!! But you have to admit; it has a perfect frozen form. Just try to imagine how long it would take experienced stonemasons to make something like this.
Who among us hasn't secretly hoped for a snow day so they could avoid going to work or school? Sadly, the majority of us would prefer almost anything other than the bitterly cold weather of winter, including the rain.
But what happens when Mother Nature decides to play tricks on you and unexpectedly transforms that scalding hot shower into a frigid polar plunge? Just take a look at this poor unfortunate soul; his entire face is now encased in a single enormous block of ice. He comprehends it better than anyone else does! As we head out today, let's make sure to be grateful for our toasty homes and cars because someone else could be having a morning that is significantly more difficult than ours combined.
The hunt for the ideal parking spot can be a challenging endeavor; however, some people feel as though they have won the lottery when they arrive at work to find rows upon rows of empty parking spaces.
However, their good fortune doesn't last long because it soon becomes obvious why nobody uses them: it's obvious that these drivers aren't from cold states like Alaska or Maine. Parking veterans will tell you that during the winter months, you should avoid parking your vehicle near the ocean on days when there is a strong wind, as this increases the risk that your vehicle will never be recovered. Try to imagine how you would feel if completely harmless parking turned into a complete nightmare. What would you do in such situations?
Winter is one wild house guest – it never has the courtesy to knock before entering someone's home! Just take a look at this photo depicting these unfortunate victims of winter’s untimely arrival. You wouldn't expect that the walls have been demolished from within rather than without…
What an intense reminder not only of seasonal temperatures but also of how quickly circumstances can turn in our lives. It may be funny to think about what happens when winter decides to show up unannounced, but really there are real-life consequences here that we need to keep in mind - like having no choice by being exposed directly to those freezing gusts outside through such a small gap... Talk about getting your toes chilly!
The winter chill was so intense that it actually froze this Sheriff's ramen noodles while they were still in the air! Even the fork did not touch the ground as it traveled from the bowl to the mouth of the recipient. It may sound like something from an old ghost story, but there were no supernatural forces at work here.
Rather, it was just solid evidence of how powerful and unyielding Old Man Winter can be. Anyone who doesn't believe this should go to the nearest Ripley's Believe It or Not museum because once they get there, they'll see evidence that demonstrates how the cold, hard truth has the power to stop you in your tracks. Do you like your food when it gets cold?
If you leave these doors, you will, without a doubt, be subjected to the bitter cold that winter has to offer. These eerie doorways are reminiscent of something out of a horror movie, but they are a lot less entertaining because, after all, we are dealing with reality here!
It may be overly dramatic to say that stepping onto the other side would be 'foreshadowing' your icy destiny, but the fact remains that this is the case. Is it not preferable to avoid confrontation with mother nature by remaining inside, where it is warm and cozy? We share the same opinion. This photograph gives off an impression that is reminiscent of a scene from a horror film. Can you even begin to fathom the primal urge to survive that would take over if you found yourself trapped in such a precarious situation?
Finding the silver lining during the cold winter months may appear to be an impossible task, however, with a bit of creativity and bravery, you can unearth some hidden treasures! Even if your much-loved mug of joe is knocked over by one of these chilly temperatures, you won't have to worry about throwing away your beverage of choice because it will never go to waste.
When Mother Nature drops below freezing point, those unfortunate coffee moments transform into instant coolers; now all one has to do is pick up their frozen drink and continue on with their day. You can tell that ICE COFFEE now has a completely different meaning thanks to this picture. What do you think about this ice (coffee)?
You already know that meteorologists have certain colors and ways of showing moving temperatures. A strange thing happened in this photo. While logging and showing the weather forecast, one guy managed to find a problem. For Chicago and Minneapolis, there was no color to describe cold and low temperatures.
Guy used it for his tweet in which he pointed out that there is no color that can describe the cold that is represented in that part. Although he visibly used sarcasm, we think he got the point across. We must take into account that there is a possibility that an error occurred in the creation of this illustration. But certainly, this guy whose screenshot we see certainly used it for his humorous needs.
Even though it's important to appreciate ice castles, which are one of nature's incredible creations, it might be worth raising an eyebrow at the mysterious liquid that's leaking from this exhaust pipe. Ice castles!
These shimmering sculptures are truly mesmerizing, and while they do serve as a chilling reminder of how cold it can get in certain climates, they are truly mesmerizing. Cars will frequently behave in strange ways, leading us to speculate about whether or not they require maintenance; however, with icy masterpieces such as these on hand, who needs fixing? It has the appearance of candle wax to us. Some even resemble a small ice waterfall. Anyhow, it looks funny. What other things does this bring to your mind?
It sounds like the ideal winter vacation to be able to soak in a hot tub while being surrounded by snow-capped trees and mountains all around you. However, despite what Instagrammers might have us believe, going for a swim when the temperature is below freezing can be riskier than you might think.
Take, for instance, this unfortunate young lady who grossly underestimated how cold it was. As a result of spending an excessive amount of time outside, her hair actually froze solid. Before you embark on any chilly endeavors, double-check the readings on both of your thermometers. Things like this make us think twice and double-check how smart some things are to do. This photo makes us feel chills and cold. Does this sound like a smart idea to you?
Popular singers and rappers may brag about their lavish lifestyles, but do they really understand what it means when they talk about having "iced out rims"? We regular folks don't stand a chance of winning all that bling without first confronting the icy, cruel reality.
If your rims are iced over, you can look forward to frosty winter mornings, during which having an icy-cold alloy wheel will be part of your routine. This is not something to be happy about. What are your thoughts on the matter? The ice has formed a beautiful shape for us, and we couldn't be happier about it. In addition to that, even after they separated the ice from the tire, it did not crack. It looks like it's drawn, doesn't it?
This is one of those photos that you will have to judge for yourself. Because the judgment about this kind of thing is quite individual. We would never do something like this, but that doesn't mean that some other group of people wouldn't do the same thing as these people in the photo.
That's why we will say that for some, this is genius, while for others, it is completely meaningless. We understand youth and silliness, but to go out in such low temperatures wearing scantily clad clothes is completely insane to us. Would you do something like this? On reflection, we know under what circumstances we would do this. We would have to drink copious amounts of vodka until we don't care about winter or the cold. Then we would certainly take some silly steps like this for the sake of photography.
This image perfectly captures the formidable power of winter, with all of its snow and ice. The woman stares into the icy abyss, fully aware that it is impossible to be ready for the coldest days of winter despite the fact that her eyelashes have turned completely white and her hair is completely encased in ice.
Even though she was dressed from head to toe in multiple layers of clothing, she was still unable to outrun the freezing temperatures caused by nature. This a friendly reminder that sometimes the cold weather will simply have its way with us, no matter how much we try to prepare in advance or how many safety measures we take... brrrr! Try to imagine how long she was outside in the cold.
The polar vortex that swept across the country this winter made it impossible for us to realize our dream of having a simple winter commute. What we are left to look at is a stark reminder that regardless of how much wishful thinking goes into planning ahead for winter, in the end, Mother Nature always wins.
Countless cars belonging to those who dared to oppose her forces and lost out on their dreams of car-zipping through town without so much as a single shiver are buried deep beneath this "sea" of snow as if they were lost at sea. These cars are buried to a depth of several feet. The whole street looks like an ice park, do you agree?
The coming of winter brings with it a chill that no one—man, woman, or liquid—can ever fully shake off. Anti-freeze is used to protect both people and the vehicles they love from the harmful effects of cold temperatures.
Imagine your disbelief when you find out that even this potent substance has become solid during a particularly cold spell. There is nothing more disheartening than Mother Nature exacting her vengeance on her devoted followers in such a direct manner. While we wait for the weather to improve, make yourself as comfortable as possible by wearing footed pajamas and fuzzy socks; it could be quite some time before we emerge from this situation unscathed. Even if we tried to explain to someone what happened in this photo, we are not sure that people would believe us.
Many men participate in a trend known as "No Shave November," which is becoming increasingly popular despite raising some eyebrows. Unkempt facial hair can make for a funny and memorable experience to share with friends, that is until winter arrives and that scruffy chin becomes an icy punishment.
If you're not sure what we mean, just take a look at this picture for evidence as to why it's not such a good idea to keep your beard growing all the way through the autumn season. We are fully aware of how important it is to stay current with fashion and trends. However, those aren't always the best decisions you can make for yourself. This photograph serves as an illustration of this point.
The winter season can be challenging for humans; regardless of how many layers of clothing we wear, Mother Nature will always find a way to make our lives more difficult. Unfortunately, this means that you will have to deal with frozen toilet seats every single day.
Just consider the following scenario: you are sitting in a freezing chair, and the only option you have is to accept the bitterly cold temperature and remain seated there. At other times, it seems as if nature is actively working against us! But, hey, that doesn't mean this has to be a miserable experience. All you have to do is grab an extra blanket or two before heading inside (that should help keep those icy chills at bay!).
When the temperatures drop during the winter, it can be difficult to continue partying. You might think that nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of those attending a party, but alcohol does have its limits, and ours were reached when we discovered that our vodka had frozen solid.
When you consider that the freezing point of vodka is typically around -16 degrees Fahrenheit, it's safe to say that battling through a polar vortex outside is colder than the temperature in your home freezer. Although we all enjoy cold drinks (we guess it's because it's easier to drink them that way), everyone agrees that the temperature of this drink is too low for their liking. Now you have one more reason to be careful where you leave your drinks.
An unanticipated emergency arose as a result of a brutal polar vortex that swept through the state of Michigan. As a result, people were forced to huddle together in their homes for the purpose of maintaining their heat and safety. In Michigan, the heaters in people's homes made a request.
A demand was that they turn down the temperature on their thermostats, which were most likely already set to an extremely high level. The temperature outside is below freezing, and then your reliable home heater reminds you that it's time to increase your efforts to conserve energy. Can you say "adding insult to injury"? When Emily Anderson said, "Michigan is completely disintegrating," she was not far off the mark at all.
As soon as winter arrives, nature reveals to us a facet of itself that we were previously unaware even existed. Even automobiles appear to be undergoing some kind of metamorphosis! Take this one, for example, it reminds me of a snake that is preparing to shed its skin in order to enter the next stage of its life.
It was probably very difficult to open the door with all of that ice on it, but hey, at least you get an interesting visual out of it! Let's just hope that removing that layer didn't cause too much damage. Otherwise, things could quickly become messy! So don't be surprised that your skin is damaged or flaky in the winter. Cars also go through this process, as you can see in the picture.
At first glance, you might assume that this is just an ordinary car that has been left parked in the snow. But if you look at it more closely, you'll discover that it tells a terrifying story! The windshield wipers are deployed, and the trunk has been mysteriously opened.
It looks almost as if someone was trying to escape from the vehicle in the middle of a snowstorm and had to struggle to get out. It would appear that they were attempting to evade an inevitable fate; talk about being confronted with a horror that is straight out of your worst nightmares! Do you think this photograph depicts real life? Because it appears as though someone added a car to the photo in Photoshop, we were compelled to take a closer look. The coming of winter makes us feel increasingly uneasy and creepy.
We are aware that the office can sometimes have a chilly atmosphere. Still, please keep in mind that there are people in the world who would rather endure Jim's constant battles with the thermostat than face whatever challenges Mother Nature decides to present them with.
They don't care if there are blizzards or heat waves; they'll take your air-conditioned cube any day of the week! Therefore, the next time you feel the urge to complain that the air conditioning is too cold, why don't you consider giving yourself an extra layer of clothing instead? Even when the temperatures outside are below freezing, you can stay toasty inside with the help of a comfortable sweater. If you thought your job was tough, this picture will make you think again about that.
The chilly weather has a way of bringing out the worst in the things that we use on a daily basis. The interior of this particular toilet seat had frozen solid and expanded, resulting in an impressive crack that could even raise existential questions.
This particular toilet seat found itself at odds with winter. Just one look is enough to make any of us question why we settled somewhere so cold and start looking online for job opportunities in warmer cities like Miami. People often say that when life gives you snow, you should keep dreaming of sunny days to come. You were probably under the impression that some sort of external force was responsible for the crack in this toilet bowl. However, as can be seen, the cold is significantly more severe.
Because of the season's low temperatures, there is no denying that winter can be a trying time of year. But while we're huddling together inside next to toasty warm heaters, let's not forget about the other creatures who have evolved to live in such a cold environment.
When we look out of our windows during times like these, all we see is snow. But if we take a closer look, we can see that some of our furry friends have made a home for themselves in the snow. It just goes to show that even during harsh winters, when people wouldn't have had access to modern inventions such as central heating or fuzzy socks, animals were still able to manage pretty darn well in terms of guarding their internal warmth against the elements.
A normal chore chart has just been altered in a way that is less desirable. This particular family was in for a jolting experience when it came time to clean the dishes. They had some serious refrigeration issues because their faucet froze solid and started delivering ice water into their sinks instead of regular water.
The fact that there is still a glimmer of hope is a blessing: getting cozy in front of the fireplace should (fingers crossed!) put an end to the chilly situation. This family won't bother washing the dishes until the weather gets warmer. Why? Simply because they use ice drops rather than regular tap water. What would you do if something like this happened to you?
An everyday hero demonstrated that anything can be accomplished, even in the most difficult of circumstances. This courageous firefighter was met with an unexpected chill after risking his life to battle a blazing fire. He was drenched in icy cold water from the hose after the fire was put out.
We have reason to worry about these brave workers not only during the hot summer days but also during the cold winter days because each season brings its own distinct set of risks. So keep this in mind: the next time you see a person who saves lives and property while walking around town or on television, think to yourself, "Of course they're heroes; it's just another day at work for them!"
You will forgive us for our humorous approach. This photo reminds us of the frozen Hagrid from the Harry Potter movies. And we can also say that it seems to us that this man has never suffered from brain freeze. Why? Because his whole head is covered with ice.
If someone tried to stroke his hair, we think it would shatter into a thousand pieces. We sincerely feel sorry for this man. Although we don't know under what circumstances this happened, we hope that soon after this photo, it warmed up and melted all the ice off itself. This photo makes us feel chills, and we are glad that we have many blankets on us to protect us from the cold.
Whenever we see a fountain, we immediately associate it with a wishing well. You must have heard of such a thing. If you haven't, we will explain briefly. It used to be wells, but in modern times fountains are also acceptable. Insert a coin into them and make a wish.
According to historical belief, your wishes will come true after you have done this. If you try to insert a coin into this frozen fountain, we are not sure that your wish will come true. At least not until the ice melts. Is it worth a try? Maybe, if you have patience and believe in such stories. We wouldn't try this fountain, but we would definitely try another one where the water isn't frozen. A little superstition never hurt anyone. Do you agree?
We all know that bursting a hydrant makes a big boom, and water flows everywhere in unlimited quantities. But this hydrant looks a little different due to the effect of low temperatures. It seems to us that someone broke a hydrant or that he was wronged. Due to the low temperature (in the minus), the hydrant seems to be crying.
What we also saw is that it also looks like it won't stop crying anytime soon. Does it feel like someone broke this fire hydrant's heart? If we saw a hydrant like this, we would certainly approach it and give it a hug. What would you do? Did this photo make you sad too? Or did our description make you laugh instead?
As we look at this photo, we try to imagine how cold it really was the night before. The ship looks like someone sank it in the ice and left it overnight. Or as if the ship fought its way through a snowstorm all night but successfully won the battle with the cold winds.
If these are the circumstances in which this ship was found, we would like to congratulate the ship and its crew on a successful voyage. What scenario went through your mind when you saw this photo? Surely those who are afraid of the sea have a very bad feeling right now. But we are sure that some people still like this scene. What do you think of this frozen-ship photo?
This is the first question that popped into our heads when we saw this photo. Although countless more questions arose after that, we can say that this is a very strange circumstance that we don't know how we would solve if this happened to us.
Everything and if someone would explain to us how and why this happened, we are sure that we would not be able to solve this problem on our own. We wouldn't even dare use this outlet ever again. The greater irony would be that this is an outlet from some heating element that heats our room. Imagine how big a problem it would be then. What do you think of this photo that shows that we really are not stronger than Mother Nature?
Some things we are used to seeing only in movies and cartoons. But this sight is something that people could never expect to see live. Everyone loves bubbles; it doesn't matter if they are young or old. You yourself know how fast the bubbles burst. But imagine how cold it was outside, that the cold managed to freeze the bubbles.
We have to admit that we never dreamed that we would see perfect frozen bubbles, but we are sincerely happy that someone managed to take a photo of this. We are also pleased to be able to share this with you through this list. We hope that this seemingly innocuous photo brightened your day as it did ours. Or are you not a fan of such sweet things?
If you do not understand what is in the photo, we will explain. In the photos below, you can see railroads that are frozen. That's why the city is standing still. People fight fire with water, but water and cold are a little harder to fight. But they tried to find a way to solve the problem that befell them because of the winter weather and bad weather.
They tried to prevent ice and winter with fire/heat. As bizarre and disturbing as this may seem to you, it was the only solution they could take so that the city and its citizens would not suffer. This photo looks scary to us too, but we also understand their approach to solving difficulties. Besides the idea being scary, we have to say that this is a genius idea that has helped everyone.
When you are cold, especially at night, you certainly curl up and try to keep some warmth under the duvet with your own body and body temperature. This tree seems to us to be doing something like we just described. The heavy snow that covered the branches of this tree forced the poor tree to bend completely to the ground.
Although we feel sorry for the tree that bent all the way, we think this photo looks beautiful. Mother Nature has shown for the umpteenth time how big and strong she really is. She makes even a tree kneel in front of her. Can you imagine what this scene looks like in life? We hope that this tree will bloom most beautifully after this difficult and hard winter.