Scenes from the polar vortex

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 9:15am

Area photographer Bruce Burnham, and others, braved the subzero temperatures on Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4 to photograph some scenes around the waterfront and on land during the polar vortex which covered the state. It was one of the coldest days on record, with Portland registering a -45F wind chill, a new record for the city, according to WGME. Temperatures rose overnight into Sunday but the sea smoke, frost and ice made for some memorable pictures.

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