Skip to comments.'Polar vortex' Pushes Subzero Temps into Midwest-Coldest It's Been In Two Decades
Posted on 01/06/2014 4:39:39 AM PST by lbryce
It hasn't been this cold for almost two decades in many parts of the country.
A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama.
For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures were moving in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous. Officials closed schools in cities including Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee and warned residents to stay indoors and avoid the frigid cold altogether.
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He can’t- it’s frozen on the hook...
Maybe they will all have to relocate to Mexico.
I am sure they will be welcomed with opened arms (or some sore sort of arms).
Of course the global warming cultists will use tortured logic and sophistry to explain that this is just another manifestation of “climate change” caused by man. How quickly the alarms that the earth has a fever, the polar ice caps are melting and global temperatures are going up catestrophically morph into “ climate change” whenever the facts inconveniently don’ fit their model.
Cold Weather ping!
Just think how cold it would be if it wasn’t for gorebull warming. /s>
I’m a local truck driver. Several years ago I had a delivery that we had to unload outside (no dock) on a bitterly cold day. I made one of my comments about “Global Warming” and the woman got almost cult-like when she said, “Oh no, global warming is real. My daughter just graduated as an environmental biologist and unfortunately global warming means that it will get colder in the midwest.”
Since she was a customer I couldn’t speak my mind but I wanted to tell her 2 things;
1) What part of global and warming aren’t you putting together here? And,
2) Your daughter is an idiot and you’ve been ripped off.
Our reception would be fast and furious.
-16 deg. here in Davenport, Iowa. -52 wind chill factor.
whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a “polar vortex” descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Its Global Schwarming, Al Gorp said so. He is right, because he invented the internet./S
Polar vortex. Oh boy...the media’s new buzzword. El Nino, then global warming...then climate change.
Never...never...NEVER give the untrained media monkeys a new “tool”. They will use it on everything they see. Now the polar vortex will be blamed on everything from cold temps to school shootings.
BTW, the polar vortex is not an anomaly. It is always there. It just changes position from time to time. Sometimes called the circumpolar vortex. Oh no...an even bigger tool!
Maybe us meteorologists should take an obscure obscene term, dress it up as a technical term, and use it to explain an unusual weather phenomena. “Yeah, that flooding rain was due to a subtropical rectal-cranial inversion, which came out of nowhere”.
See how far it goes.
I’ve got 9 degrees right now but the wind is howling and the temperature is dropping.
He can’t. He’s in the ICU at his local hospital. As indicated in keywords, Algore has a very serious case of frozen cojones, that require specialized experimental treatment to be thawed out properly.
Windchill would be 10+ degrees COLDER!
Globull warming... Windchill factor warmed up.
August 20, 2001 Posted: 2:59 PM EDT (1859 GMT)
By Thom Patterson
(CNN) Change is in the wind. The U.S. National Weather Service is about to revise how it measures the wind chill factor for the first time in 56 years.
The public may have trouble with the new system at first because it makes temperatures appear warmer than they did under the old index.
Under the old system, an air temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit with a 15-mph wind speed would result in a wind chill of 5 degrees below zero, according to the weather service.
Under the same conditions, the new index would show an 11-degree increase in the wind chill factor: 6 degrees above zero.
Were trying to ... generate a public education campaign, and we urge our users out there to take this seriously even though the numbers have been warmed up, said Mark Tew, who heads the weather service project as chairman of the Joint Action Group on Temperature Indices.
You forgot one: “Derecho”. . .
You forgot one: Derecho
I actually know the guys who coined that term. Went to college with one of them. Both were VERY experienced in the severe storm forecasting arena. Did a lot of ground-breaking research. A derecho is a long-duration convective wind storm (a line of severe thunderstorms) that can travel across several states before dying out.
Of course, once the media picked up on the term (I’m sure some forecaster unwillingly leaked it during an interview), they beat it to death.
Very strange weather, it’s 55 degrees right now in NW NJ, the wind was ripping around and howling like a hurricane. Then it would stop then start again.
The 10 inches of snow that fell on Friday is gone and tomorrow we will be in the single digits for a high.
I’ve never heard of a Polar Vortex, it’s weird but interesting, none the less.