Lake Michigan is freezing over as extreme cold weather hits parts of the U.S. this week. The Midwest, from the Dakotas to Western New York, is experiencing some of the coldest temperatures to hit the region in more than two decades – and the lake is feeling the effects. 

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Frozen Lake Michigan from above. Amazing! via Twitter

As wind chill temperatures in Chicago dropped as low as -51 degrees Farenheit on Wednesday, parts of Lake Michigan turned to ice.

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The pier is gradually succumbing to the encroaching ice. via Instagram

Here some more pictures and videos:

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Like giant icebergs drifting in the Arctic… But it is on Lake Michigan! via Yahoo.com
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The extreme cold temperatures froze up Lake Michigan. via Twitter
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Ice dunes @ Lake Michigan, Holland, MI. via Instagram
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This isn’t Antarctica, no it is Lake Michigan. via Twitter

As the area freezes, it’s important to keep safe. Frost bite can set in with a wind chill of -20 degrees in just 30 minutes. These temperatures can also cause hypothermia, when a person’s internal temperature drops below 95 degrees. Seek help immediately if you or someone you know may have developed hypothermia.

More than 13 people have already lost their lives during this extreme Polar Vortex.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Temperature was SO cold it PEELED the paint right off the car! Amazing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrqrbM2vTM8&list=PLo273xJs-T3S873dM8-U6AuEE49Pl1LId

    I myself believe this paint peeling was the result of his KARMA. This happened to ONLY to his car, right? How this paint peeled was so strange. Even the peeling of the center of the bumper looked whirlpool shape. The owner is working for some kind of mine or quarry (=entrances and construction sites of Reptilian Secret Underground Bases)? That was why he got enough KARMA for this incidence.

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