US Polar Vortex: Stunning Photos of Icicles, Frozen Lakes and Ice 2014
Frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape at Niagara Falls state park. Photograph: James Neiss/AP
January 2014 Polar Vortex or Arctic Air caused very cold wind and freezing temperature across the North America killing at least 9 people.
Icicles form on a fountain in Augusta, Georgia. Photograph: Michael Holahan/ZUMA Press/Corbis
Ice balls take over Lake Michigan. Image credit to Huffpost Green.
Below are more stunning photos of the extreme weather.
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This is what the lighthouse in Saint Joseph, Michigan looks like on Jan 7, 2014. Image credit to Huffington Post.
Ice in the Mississippi River flows past the Gateway Arch Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in St. Louis. As Missourians muddled through another frigid day Tuesday, the worst cold snap in nearly two decades was about to come to an end but many roads remained partly snow-covered two days after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
An overnight sprinkler left icicles on the shrubs at The Antique Market of San Jose, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)
The Chicago skyline and a freezing Lake Michigan are seen from the Museum Campus in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Partially frozen Lake Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
And here’s what all that ice and cold tomfoolery looks like up close. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Weather Channel producer Shawn Reynolds tweeted this incredible photo taken by pilot Hank Cain of a tundra-like Chicago, from above. Image credit to Huffington Post.
Ice covers rocks and brush on the break wall at Edgewater Park in Cleveland Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. An official low of -11 degrees broke the 130-year-old record for the date as cold polar air spread from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and eastern Canada. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario, January 8, 2014. The frigid air and “polar vortex” that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a far-reaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com. (REUTERS/Aaron Harris)
The Chicago skyline is framed by icicles in Chicago, Illinois, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
A woman walks her dog along a snow covered beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
A man walks along a snow covered beach in Chicago, Illinois, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young.
Jennifer Berry watches the sunset from a lifeguard chair at a beach on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Miller
A beachfront is covered in ice in Chicago, Illinois, January 8, 2014. A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people. REUTERS/Jim Young