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.
Mason City Iowa
-28 °F (-33 °C)
Wind Chill: -49 °F (-45 °C)
Just curious...have they cancelled school in Iowa?
Schools are cancelled here....... 700 miles from Iowa
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”
We will take it as serious as we took the metric system
an increasing number of scientists from several different fields have gathered enough evidence to show that conditions on the Sun affect the climate here on Earth and that the smaller and longer the solar cycle is then the colder it will be on Earth for the next decade or even several decades according to some scientists.
There is evidence to back up the theory. Solar cycles have an average length of 22 years; 11 years leading up to the maximum, and the other 11 leading down to the minimum after which a new cycle begins. Its common, however, to refer to the solar cycle as lasting on average 11 years, meaning the time taken from the start of the cycle to the maximum of the cycle.
...Verified historical data shows that when there has been a small solar cycle, cold weather follows. These periods of cold are referred to as minimums. There have been several. Scientists know about them by tree ring analysis, which correlates closely with the activity on the Sun, and ice core analysis which is a good record of temperature going back many thousands of years. This data, coupled with direct observation allows a relatively accurate picture to emerge.
Probably, since Minnesota’s governor ordered all schools in that state closed.
Looks like minus twenties across Northern Iowa and slightly less cold to the south. Brrr...
Joe Bastardi speaks.
Please send all of the global warming drum beaters to me here in Wisconsin and I’ll gladly subject all of them to their “God of Global Warming”. I’ll start by pouring water on the ice and then have them sit down (bare behinds of course) on said ice, returning only long enough to see if they still believe in their “god of global warming”. Shouldn’t take very long to get them to change their weak minds.
Damn that global warming!!!!
I’m in north Florida with a blanket draped over my shoulders!!
Here are a few.
“Solar cycles have an average length of 22 years; 11 years leading up to the maximum, and the other 11 leading down to the minimum after which a new cycle begins. Its common, however, to refer to the solar cycle as lasting on average 11 years, meaning the time taken from the start of the cycle to the maximum of the cycle.”
A solar cycle, peak-to-peak, is aprox. 11 years, not 22.
-5 in Leavenworth, KS. Not sure about the wind chill. Danged cold!
But I’ll take -5 over -16! Stay warm, FRiend!
You mean the nasty cold cracked his crystals?!? ;-P
Wow! I didn’t know you had blankets in FL! ;-) But you are in N. FL, I see, so it makes sense.
Years ago when we were at college orientation for my oldest son (school in northern Indiana) the people sitting next to us were from S. FL. We asked them if their son had ever seen snow. No. (School area averages over 6 ft year and maxed out at 15 ft one year.) Did he have a nice warm coat? Coat? All he had was a sweater and a thin jacket. (School are temp right now -12 F, wind chill -40 F.)
But they were going shopping that day.
I’m sure the kid got used to it.
What me worry? Too busy collecting residuals from Al Jezerra.
I hope all the pipes freeze in Algore’s mansion.
It must be so hot up north that all the cold air is trying to escape!!!!
Don’t laugh. Some version thereof might very well end up part of some upcoming announcement, to be released as soon as they make it back from being stuck in the Antartic ice.
Schools are closed statewide here in Minnesota. I’m just west of Minneapolis. These are the current conditions from the NWS:
Wind SpeedW 16 G 20 mph
Wind Chill-46°F (-43°C)
Last Update on 6 Jan 8:55 am CST
I want to ship it back to Fairbanks from Indiana.
Once a decade or so is enough to remind me what it’s like LOL.
Has anyone but me noticed that the enemedia is now reporting the “Wind Chill” instead of the actual temperature? Makes it sound more horrific I guess.
The whole goal is to promote the “crisis” aspect which of course demands more government to “handle” it.
Vortex? Just another Siberian Express or Alberta Clipper to me.
Must keep the ignorant ignorant with new words for old storms.
Just came in from checking the cows here in
northern mid-Tn.Feel sorry for them bunched up
trying to stay warm.Filled the bird feeder.
Gonna try to find me a face mask at Wally in a bit.
I`m wishing for some climate change big time.brrrr