You may have heard of the “bomb cyclone” that is plunging the Northeast and Midwest into terrifyingly low temperatures. It is already making headlines as the hottest winter weather term since the “polar vortex” that froze Lake Michigan back in 2014. The bomb (short for bombogenesis) cyclone has its own calling card: freezing Niagara Falls.
Yes, the cyclone that is currently drawing arctic air down from Hudson Bay has caused the continent’s mightiest waterfall to freeze in many places. And it is giving Instagrammers brave enough to go out in below 0 (Fahrenheit) weather quite the photo-op.