Girl Shows How Cold It Is In America Right Now With Her Frozen Hair
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You've probably heard non-stop about how cold it is right now in the Northern Hemisphere. It's freezing, the car can't get up the hill, the dog won't go outside to use the bathroom and everything is painted white.
Usually people post videos of them throwing boiling water into the air only for it to turn to vapour in seconds.
But one teen has posted a rather hilarious video showing how cold it is for people with even a tiny bit of moisture on them.
"Is Iowa really THAT cold?" pic.twitter.com/htxSZzy2QB
- Taylor Scallon (@taylor_scallon) January 31, 2019
This girl uploaded a video of her walking through her door in Iowa, which is currently sitting at around -17 degrees Celsius.
The only thing amiss is her hair standing on end, frozen as though it were in the middle of being electrocuted like a cartoon character.
People on social media likened her to Edward Sissorhands, Trolls, Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary and even reckoned she could be the face of a new haircare commercial.
It should be no surprise to people who have been paying attention to how cold it is in the US at the moment.
Lake Michigan has frozen over after temperatures plummeted down to as low as -40C, which is lower than the temperature in Antarctica.
This 'deadly polar vortex', as it has been called by some forecasters, has brought temperatures down to -17C in Chicago, where the coldest day in 150 years was recorded. Locals have even been told not to breathe deeply or talk outside because of the cold.
The National Weather Service said that people should try to keep their mouths covered as much as possible, and advised: "To protect your lungs from severely cold air, avoid taking deep breaths; minimise talking."
Lake Michigan is the world's fifth largest lake by area, and the largest lake that is contained within a single country.
The area, alongside much of the Midwest of America, is currently in the grips of a 'polar vortex' that has descended from the North to sit over the USA.
This means that people are in real danger.
The other day, weather service meteorologist Brian Hurley told the MailOnline: "If you live up in the Arctic Circle, you'd say this is pretty normal. When it's actually brought down to this level, that's when you know it's something serious."
Of course, this has been causing absolute havoc with travel. Rail, air, and road travel in the area are absolutely knackered because of this period of seriously extreme weather.