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Check out this picture that one of our Discovery Education Vice Presidents took from our Chicago office this week, where temps dipped well below zero. (You can click on the picture to enlarge it; that’s Lake Michigan you see in the background.)

See if it makes you shiver!

(photo courtesy of Andy Schaefer)

(photo courtesy of Andy Schaefer)

How have you all been bearing the frigid temperatures across the US? Tell us your cold stories in the Comments. And, if you took a picture like Andy Schaefer’s — just the weather and environment, no people allowed — send it to us at DE.StudentNetwork@gmail.com. Include your first name and only the city and state.

Want to learn more about what’s causing the frigid temperatures? Search the words “polar,” “polar vortex,” or “extreme temperatures” in your Discovery Education account.

STAY WARM!



  1. rebecca (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    sooo does that mean it going to get colder

  2. Andres (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Well in Florida it’s nice and comfortable here!

    • ethan (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      thats unfair

      • Jai (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

        Really. It Is Fair.

    • Nick (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      See here where I live it was -17 out an all we got was a 2 hour delay

      • Laura (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

        iN oHIO WERE i LIVE ITS BEEN -20 SOME DEGREES ITS FREEZING!!!!!!!!!!

    • Michael (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      Florida can also experience freezing weather, you know.

  3. Reilly (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    I’m in North Carolina and we only got really cold weather. It was 8°F, so we had a two hour delay at school. No snow though.

  4. matthew (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    too cool. I LOVE snow but not too much the cold =) !

  5. matthew (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    AWESOME!!! I LOVE SNOW!!!! (and buildings ).

    • Warren (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      Snow is great!!!! But here in New Mexico we never get any! :(

  6. Brikkwall (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooo pppprrrreeetttyyy

  7. Gerv (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    That looks so cool. I moved from VA and now I don’t get any snow at all!!!

  8. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    I live here in the Peach State (Georgia), and on Monday, it dipped to 22° F! I checked MSN, and it said it felt like -5° F! So I put on my cap, gloves, scarf, and coat, and then I went outside. Perhaps MSN was true, because even with all that on, I was still freezing cold!

  9. ethan (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    wow that is a lot of snow but only under 0 thats nothing i was born in maine thats a winter high

  10. jonathan (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    in new mexico in the morning it is so cold when i wait outside for the bus but there is no snow

  11. naima (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    in Minnesota it got up to -23 degrees and we got additional days of winter break but we couldn’t go outside :’(

  12. Damien (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Ccccccccccccooooooooollllllllllldddddddddddd!

  13. Belle (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Wow! I know we had a lot of two hour delays and off school. I wish it would STOP!

  14. Dominique (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    that’s so cool

  15. Dominique (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    lol

  16. Jordan (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    It got at least 16 degrees down here at pensacola a few days ago!!!

  17. jasmine (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Wow………

  18. skye (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    it looks freezing in chicago

  19. Andrew (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    dang that looks really cold!(;

  20. abby (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    I wish that would happen here, maybe we could have a snow day.

    • Renee (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      We had 4

      • Nick (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

        We had a whole week off adding onto our winter break so we had 3 straight weeks off

        • Aidan (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

          i only had one no colder for me :(

        • Jai (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

          AWESOME :D

  21. Rathana (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    It is getting warmer

  22. gabbie (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    its cold here in florida

  23. Amara (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Im glad i live in Florida.

    • Renee (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      Lucky you. I live in a similar climate (to the picture). Can’t I come live with you in Florida? I ski but when it’s too cold, I can’t even ski. Hint.I would much rather be swimming. I love to swim you know. You are so lucky, Amara.

  24. Daja (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    love it

  25. H (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    i know what a polar vortex is i just don’t want to live where one will come and be freezing cold weather brrrrrrrrrr :∑

    • Renee (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      Hey, I know what you mean.

  26. Nicole (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Here in Southern California it’s sunny and in the 70′s……wish we could get some cool weather. Sometimes it gets boring over here.

  27. Carley (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Here in Summerville south Carolina the coldest we gotten was 19* F. I am so wishing we get snow down here cause I haven’t gotten snow in 4 years!!!!!!!!

  28. Tatyana (ty) (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    wow that must have been a suprise. STAY WARM CHICAGO!!!

  29. O (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Here in Ohio it was like 7 degrees with a wind chill of like -14 degrees, so yeah it was cold. and we got like 2 snow days after break

  30. Renee (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Reilly, we got 4 snowdays in a row and 12 inches of snow. That makes 20 days of winter break. Also we had a delay as well. 1/2 of a hour.

    • O (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      We already had two other snow days.

  31. Renee (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    ya think?

  32. Renee (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Coats,gloves,boots and all that stuff.

  33. Renee (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Then come here. We have all the snow you want. Take it!! Take it!!!

    • O (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      Who are you talking to?

  34. Abbye (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    In Memphis TN, it is cold, but not snowing. I WANT IT TO SNOW SOOO BAD!!

  35. Aniston (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    I live in louisiana. we get hot and cold all the time even in the winter. the last time it snowed it was in 2011. and we didnt even get that much!! oh well. guess i am lucky i dont have to go through really cold winters. but my summers are REALLY hot.

  36. amran (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    thats so cold i bet :3

  37. liliona (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    we got down to about -5* down here

  38. Cameron (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    I dont get it. Scientists are telling us that we should stop global warming cause its a threat and now this is happening. We all need to make up our mind

    • Aidan (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

      now they have changed it to climate shift. the poles are getting a little hotter and some warm places are getting cold.

  39. monica (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    is it bad to love the cold cuz i love when its cold out id love to live in the north pole or where its cold out.

  40. AD (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    I CANT IMAGINE HOW COLD THAT IS !

  41. brennna (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    where i live its pretty cold too :)

  42. michell (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    that should be so much fun but soooo cooolllldddd i would go crazy aaaaallllooooottttt!!!!

  43. Sarah (Reply) on Wednesday 8, 2014

    Nice view!