As Chicago hits record lows due to the Polar Vortex, here are all the pictures of this brutal weather, most of which are surprisingly beautiful — but that's probably because you can't feel the absurd cold, which has gotten as low as -40 degrees fahrenheit with wind chill.
The Snow Metropolis
White Snow and Steam
— Lauren Karlisle (@laurenkarlisle) January 6, 2014
— Mr. Simmons (@Hand2DaHairline) January 6, 2014