It looks like the dreaded polar vortex is making an encore appearance in the D.C. metro area. While the temperatures will be milder this time, the ice and snow that forms on windshields will be a hazard that drivers will have to contend with even before dealing with other drivers. Despite this hazard, some drivers will ignore it only scrape a small section of their windshields, leaving their window defrosters to do the rest of the work.
The NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers was an epic battle; not just because the teams were evenly matched elite teams, but because they both had to battle the elements. The temperature at kick off was two degrees. With the windchill, it felt like 12 below zero.