NIAGARA FALLS, USA (Conspiracy Talk News) – In Niagara Falls, the polar cold wave that hits part of the United States can be seen as a beautiful painting.
The fine rain that falls from the waterfalls froze immediately over everything it touches, tinting trees, pedestrian paths, cliffs and viewpoints of a radiant white.
The reward for visitors who manage to cope with the freezing temperatures are the photographs and selfies in a winter wonderland.
“It’s spectacular, even though it’s cold, it’s a year-round attraction,” said Paul Tabaczynski, a Buffalo native and resident of Texas, during a visit on Tuesday.
Although everything around it is frozen, the water continues to flow and creates a fine drizzle in the three waterfalls that make up the natural tourist frontier between the United States and Canada.
“The west wind usually blows to the American side”, explained National Meteorological Service meteorologist Steven Welch, “where humidity dresses every inch of the landscape in white”.
“I can not feel my feet!” Keila Cruz, 12, told her father, Jonathan, as she and a dozen relatives entered the national park visitor center during a trip from Deltona, Florida.
“We still have not left,” said Jonathan Cruz, who had walked barely 200 meters from a nearby parking lot, but with sub-zero temperatures and gusts of wind near 65 kilometres per hour (40 miles per hour). The group needed to warm up before venturing towards the waterfalls.
“We are trying to warm our feet because we are frozen,” said Jonathan Cruz.
The cold wave that runs from South Texas to Canada and from Montana to New England generated surreal scenes in a good part of the country. Leaving frozen areas in Texarkana, Arkansas, in Bryant Park in New York City and even in Savannah, Georgia, where the average maximum temperature in January is 16 degrees (60 Fahrenheit) but the thermometer marked a negative degree (30 F) ) on Tuesday.
Chunks of ice floated on the Mississippi River and the waves of Lake Michigan formed “ice balls.” As of Monday, 19.7% of the Great Lakes were covered in ice, according to the National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.