'It's so cold' trends, Canadians join frigid fun on Twitter
Thursday, December 28, 2017, 7:58 PM - The Polar Vortex is here whether we like it or not, and it appears some Canadians are making the best of this bone-chilling situation.
On Thursday, the hashtag #itssocold started trending on Twitter in North America.
Dangerously cold temperatures have settled in across Canada, with windchill values in the minus 30s and 40s. The freezing weather is expected to dominate the country through the start of 2018 as Siberian air will remain locked in place.
Several cities have broken temperature records, including our nation's capital that bottomed out at minus 27oC overnight Wednesday. Ottawa was the coldest capital city in the world, beating Mongolia's Ulan Bator, which typically takes the cake.
It was cold enough in Ontario on Wednesday to crack glass windows in Ontario.
However, there are signs that this frigid pattern will relax, with a milder trend spreading from west to east for the second week of January, according to The Weather Network's Dr. Doug Gillham.
Canadians were quick to share their #itssocold thoughts on social media. See some of the top Tweets below.
All joking aside, frostbite and hypothermia can set in within minutes. Officials are asking residents to bundle up and check on older family, friends and neighbours.