Grayson has actually been causing fatal blood clots. Yes, you heard that right, blood clots.
As Newsweek explains,
When you are exposed to the cold air… your body attempts to protect the core, which explains why your hands and feet get cold first. Your body also begins shifting where it allocates fluids, which causes you to produce urine and explains why standing in the cold causes the urge to pee. This will also make you slightly dehydrated, said Tipton. Your blood will essentially thicken in the cold, making blood clots more likely, especially for older people who are prone to the condition.
As an antidote, wear warm clothes, stay inside where it’s warm, and maybe pull out that bottle of whiskey you’ve been saving for a special occasion.
It’s a blizzard out there.
If deadly cardiac side-effects weren't enough, Grayson is also coming for your electronics.
That’s right, your precious cellphone is under threat. Why? Because the darn thing won’t turn on. People on social media are reporting that it’s so cold, their precious iPhones are failing to boot.
Cellphones aren't the only piece of tech affected by the bomb cyclone, 'Ol Betsey is at risk too.
Who is ‘Ol Betsey, you ask. Why, it’s your car, your ride, your Jalopnik (is that a real word for car? Seems like it).
And don’t pretend you don’t call your car ‘Ol Betsey or some other weird name either.
In any event, poor ‘Ol Betseys all across the Eastern seaboard are frozen solid. You know what they say – when it snows, it freezes.
You know what else the snow is affecting? The wildlife. To be specific, sharks.
The apex predators of the oceans are getting owned by a bigger, badder predator than they ever anticipated – Storm Grayson, which is literally turning them into sharksicles.
NPR reports that frozen thresher sharks are washing up on Cape Cod. They cite the Associated Press, which writes: “Authorities believe all the sharks succumbed to cold shock. Cape Cod Bay’s surface temperature sank to 41 degrees last week. Scientists believe thresher sharks are impaired when exposed to waters below 44 degrees.”
Sharks aren't the only cold-blooded creatures falling victim to the cold, iguanas also aren't thriving either.
The poor dears are literally dropping out of trees in Florida. As Ron Magill, a spokesman for Zoo Miami, told The New York Times, iguanas roost in trees for the night, but when “the temperature goes down, they literally shut down, and they can no longer hold on to the trees.”
Which means it’s raining iguanas in Florida.