The US can't be touched, because your hands will freeze on contact.
All those little circles are probable record lows. Who says America's record-setting days are behind her? (via @RyanMaue)
Russia may be destabilizing world politics by sending troops to Ukraine, but the export Americans hate most right now is the huge destabilized swath of Siberian and Arctic air that's migrated over America's eastern half. Temperatures in Chicago (it was -8ºF today) a place that knows cold, are threatening to break all-time lows set in the 1800s. On the other hand, the drought-ravaged West continues to experience bizarrely high readings on the thermometer, with Anchorage, Alaska setting records regularly this year for the highest minimum temperatures ever recorded.