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Boiling Water is Turning Into Snow Outside in Wisconsin [VIDEO]

Jan 06, 2014 11:26 AM EST by Michael Thrasher

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In case you haven't heard, temperatures have reached unimaginable lows for most people in the Midwest. Boiling water is turning to snow instantaneously.

The weather phenomena behind the lows called a "polar vortex" is not something familiar to most, but it happens seasonally at the North Pole and resemble hurricanes in formation.

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Lauren F Friedman at Business Insider did a nice job explaining what exactly a "polar vortex" is and why it created a tundra in the U.S.

Her article explains it plainly for those who didn't study meteorology and is worth reading, or you can watch the video below to get a feel for how frigid it is.

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus demonstrates in this YouTube video what happens when you toss a pot of boiling water into the sky when it is -21°F with a wind chill of -51°F. Video shot the video Monday in Viroqua, WI.

Here it is:


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