Warning for the winter-weary: If it took you until lunch to thaw from your commute to work, you may not want to look at these pictures of frozen landscapes and shivering people from the South to the Northeast. After all, researchers have found that people who looked at pictures of others in the cold experienced temperature drops themselves.
And yet it's nice to know that many people around the country are also dealing with the deep freeze that has demolished records. That's why NBC News has been asking you to share pictures of how the cold has impacted your hometown this week — from your backyard to your car to your commute. Send us your best shots with #ItsSoCold and #NBCNewsPics, and they could be featured on our website.
Let the commiseration begin: