Cold enough for ya? With much of America under a historic deep freeze, the social web has taken to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to express its collaborative displeasure with Mother Nature this icy Monday.
Here in New York, it’s a relatively balmy 40-something degrees, but our pals in the rest of the country seem to be either iced in, snowed under, or can’t feel their fingers in the scary winter weather — we’re seeing lots of negatives on dashboard thermometers today, for sure.
But the social web has a visual component, and some arresting images have emerged from the permafrost across sites like Twitter. Witness:
PHOTOS: Blowing Bubbles In Freezing Temperatures Is Amazing – So Gotta Try This https://t.co/jgElhksshI pic.twitter.com/aFOtleSrtg
— RYOT NEWS (@RYOTnews) January 6, 2014
Oh, Great Lakes, you’re such a card:
I’m literally freezing.
— Lake Superior (@LakeSuperior) January 6, 2014
Someone please gas up the Nope-ly Davidson:
A deep freeze is about to set in and by Tuesday every state in the lower 48 will endure sub-freezing temperatures: https://t.co/zjGF44OPr5
— ABC World News (@ABCWorldNews) January 6, 2014
And if you still get the newspaper:
Were you hit with freezing rain last night? You better wear these to get your newspaper this morning. #FreezingRain pic.twitter.com/lhoPBN54or
— Pro Hockey Life (@ProHockeyLife_) January 6, 2014
Did we all wake up in a 1990s Kevin Costner disaster movie?
Storm transforms a Michigan lighthouse into giant icicles https://t.co/7yN1KQ3XNe pic.twitter.com/LVjOvOn6kQ
— Daily Mail Pics (@DailyMailPics) January 6, 2014
No pun intended, though, Niagara Falls frozen is pretty cool:
Photo I’ve never seen: Icy Niagara falls! It’s record warm here, but freezing cold on the other side of the Atlantic. pic.twitter.com/ZhdPDdHFtJ
— Jari Makinen (@jarimakinen) January 6, 2014
I think it’s safe to say if you live in this region, don’t forget your hat and mittens:
The parts of the US that are 90% likely to be below freezing on Tuesday (h/t @DLeonhardt) MT @ObservingSpace: pic.twitter.com/MQayTav5oI
— Reid Wilson (@PostReid) January 6, 2014
We’re freezing up here! pic.twitter.com/0xAH2pzEXw
— Tiny Moving Parts (@TinyMovingParts) January 6, 2014
How did your Twitter react to the first deep freeze of 2014?