Polar vortex freezes Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls in Canada and the United States has turned into an icy mass due to the freezing temperatures brought by the Polar Vortex.

The acute weather condition caused by the Polar Vortex affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada. The frigid air has also frozen mist that coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park.

The record-breaking cold snap in much of the United States that has sent North America shivering in bitter cold will start fading as Polar Vortex departs during the second half of this week.

A Polar Vortex, which rises in the Arctic, is actually a pattern of winds that resemble that of cyclones and flow around the North Pole year round.

The United States saw the season’s first Polar Vortex following a major snow storm that crippled normal life in much of North America.

The photos show snow on the boulders, near the Rainbow Bridge and on the tourists’ deck. The NWS predicts further snow accumulation of less than a half inch until weekend. A chance of rain and snow showers is also predicted for mid next week.

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Source | www.ibtimes.co.uk

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