How cold is it? Even the mermaids are frozen

Icicles hang from a mermaid at the Nauticus museum in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Icicles hang from a mermaid at the Nauticus museum in Norfolk, Virginia.

Credit: Norfolk Police Department

Credit: Norfolk Police Department

Even the mermaids are frozen.

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It sounds like a Disney movie mixed metaphor, but the temperature in Norfolk, Virginia, was 22 degrees at noon Monday and should remain in the 20s overnight.

On its Facebook page, the Norfolk Police Department posted a photo of the mermaid at Nauticus, the city's maritime-themed science center and museum situated on the waterfront in downtown Norfolk.

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"Want to know what it feels like in #NorfolkVA," the post reads, showing a photo of icicles hanging from the mermaid's arms, torso and tails.

It doesn’t take Dumbo to realize that it is cold in Norfolk -- and in plenty of other places affected by the winter storm that has hit the Midwest and the Northeast.

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