Polar Vortex

This past week at Minneapolis can be described by one word – cold!

The winter at Minneapolis is always cold, but previous winters have never been like this one, which is not only cold but very very cold!  There is a natural phenomena called “polar vortex”, meaning air from north pole is circulated toward south regions.  As a result some areas including Chicago and Minneapolis experienced something as north pole.

Here is what temperature looked like:

Schools closed, many people gave up driving to work and stayed at home.  While I had to run some errands my 2017 Volvo XC90 refused to perform its responsibility by moving as slowly as a turtle:

However we still discovered something beautiful and entertaining, as the frosty flowers formed on the windows.

Also my daughter squeezed a bottle of hot water into air to see it busting to ice dust.

Who said the cold was all bad?

Thanks for visiting my post.


17 thoughts on “Polar Vortex

  1. Ah, wonderful! Beautiful flowers – I could sit watching them forever when I was a child. I just was amazed the Volvo did not make it well there…it is a made in Sweden car, and should not complain!
    Beautifully caught.


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