Skip to comments.Cooler Weather On The Way But Please Don’t Call It A ‘Polar Vortex’
Posted on 07/13/2014 8:14:23 AM PDT by blam
July 11, 2014
Yes, weather forecasts show cooler temperatures on the way for the U.S. Midwest and Northeast next week. But please dont call it a summertime return of last winters dreaded polar vortex.
Some meteorologists are getting downright grumpy as news organizations, including some TV weathercasters, rush to recapitalize on the hype by deeming next weeks forecast the return of the vortex.
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The weather people must be feeling guilty about their complicity in the global warming hoax so they get touchy about obscure and irrelevant details of terminology. Do your freaking jobs — which involves debunking the global warming hoax — and don’t worry if the polar air coming south this summer has the appropriate public label.
A Vortex is between the stratosphere and the troposphere. It doesn’t come down far enough to affect local weather.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
“The weather people must be feeling guilty..”
I think there are some government climatologists feeling the “heat” about the global warming hoax and are trying to distance themselves from it also. Recent government (I believe it was a NOAA report) re-study of data says we have been cooling.
Meanwhile democrats are pushing harder for their global carbon tax.
No. Basically it’s a semi-permanent low pressure area or contiguous areas that are generally located over the arctic and sub-arctic. The boundary is described by the jet-stream and it weakens seasonally due to differential heating. If you think of the jet stream as a giant standing wave, the effects of the polar vortex are experienced in North America when the wave amplitude increases and the wave trough moves west, bringing cooler air into the eastern and central US while a warm high pressure area persists over the west. Push down here, pop up there. Weather is often the result of dynamics in the upper atmosphere that may not be evident on the ground, the best example being an occluded front.
Thank you for correcting me. I was thinking of something else.
They had to come up with a new phrase so the people who don’t pay attention think that this is something new that never happened before. All that is happening is that the jet stream will be dipping south bringing colder air. But if they say that then they can’t blame it on Gore-Bull Warming.
This means that 3rd quarter GDP numbers will ‘unexpectedly’ be terrible. oh my.
For democrats, carbon is the new kryptonite.
Ah, no. The term has been in use for over 150 years. If you are interested in the history of modern scientific meteorology I suggest you familiarize yourself with Vilhelm Bjerknes and the Bergen School.
Gee, Al Gore assured us that we would all be cooking with HOTTER temperatures. Watch the sophistry that these colder than normal temperatures are the result of man caused climate change and somehow linked to rising CO2 levels that are causing global warming.
Because it's never been about facts or about truth, only about grasping power.
I’m under the purple. No vortex in Texas yet.
Read the article for a slightly different take.
Yup...it'll be more difficult for business, they like that.
I have a polar vortex.
Ok, so they are resurrecting an old term and treating it like is is a scary new phenomenon. My point still stands.
You don’t have a point. The fact is that specific terms and phrases mean something to those who have taken the time to educate themselves, and you haven’t. Stop sharing your ignorance.
If you would have read my post you might have seen that my point was they come up with “new” terms to try to scare the uninformed. Stop sharing your arrogance.
As I pointed out, the term is not “new”, nor is it being used to “scare the uninformed”; it is a term long used to describe a specific atmospheric quality. Last winter’s jet stream shift and the resulting flood of arctic air into the United States brought the term into a broader consciousness, but that is only because of the degree that similar events are somewhat unusual. The situation now is similar, with a deep low pressure trough over the Midwest and a persistent west coast high. For example, right now in Minneapolis, where a mid July average highs are in the 80s, it is currently around 60 degrees - today’s high will be lower than yesterday’s low. In Seattle, the trend is reversed with highs topping out around 20 degrees above average. This is a significant event and is explained by the southward movement of the polar vortex.