As polar whirl continues, many social media users in the Midwest have added Antarctica to their weather programs so that they can share pictures like this:
But perhaps more frightening than the numbers are the pictures coming from cities and states experiencing this intense cold.
Lake Michigan looks like something out of the movie "The Day After Tomorrow." In Chicago, workers fired combustible pliers on fire beside frozen train paths to keep the trains running.
Here the reality of the polar whirlwind is on the ground.