Ice, Ice Baby: Six Photos of the Polar Vortex to Cool You Down

It’s warm outside … at least, on this side of the world. Spare a thought for the northern hemisphere’s opposite problem: the polar vortex. And maybe these pictures might even cool you down, just for a moment.

The Waterman Opera House in Nebraska. Water from firefighters' hoses froze as it hit the building. (Image via Parade.)

Three Minnesota brothers have built a snow shark in their front yard. (Image via Daily Star.)

A snowstorm in Brooklyn means lots of cold hipsters. (Image via Business Insider.)

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan. (Image via Metro.)

Niagra Falls. (Image via ninemsn.)

The frozen mist from the Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park. (via