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  • Just started blizzarding here in NY (obvious vanity alert)

    03/13/2017 7:35:12 PM PDT · by onona · 276 replies
    me ^ | today | Onona
    Stay Safe Freepers !!
  • Polar vortex returns: Here’s where it’ll be coldest

    12/13/2016 10:16:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 120 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 | CBS News
    Extreme cold is moving across more of the country this week, bringing with it the potential for record lows and dangerous conditions for children, pets and anyone else without adequate protection — all thanks to a weather phenomenon known as the polar vortex. What is the polar vortex? This phrase is once again in the headlines, and worth re-defining. The “polar vortex” technically refers to a large area of low pressure and cold air that surrounds both of the Earth’s poles, according to the National Weather Service. It’s always existed at the poles, but the polar vortex strengthens in particular...
  • Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week

    12/08/2016 8:20:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 8th, 2016 | By Timothy Mclaughlin
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014. Anticipation of a freezing blast began to build this week when weather maps and forecast models showed similarities between next week's system and one that developed in January 2014. "Upper-level atmosphere configuration very similar in scale & magnitude as infamous Jan 2014 #PolarVortex popularized by me and @afreedma," meteorologist Ryan Maue said on Twitter on Tuesday...
  • 'Banished' words: 'Bae,' 'swag,' 'polar vortex'

    01/01/2015 8:09:19 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 57 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.,- A Michigan university said its 40th annual list of "banished" words includes "bae," "polar vortex," "hack," "skill set," "swag," and "foodie." Lake Superior State University said its annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness" was chosen by members of a committee from submissions by the public. Topping the list this year was "bae," a term of endearment that came into common use this year. "Meaning 'before anyone else.' How stupid! Stop calling your boyfriend 'bae,'" Evie Dunagan of Manheim, Pa., wrote in submitting the word for banishment. LSSU...
  • There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy winters

    11/21/2014 6:26:23 PM PST · by Crazieman · 83 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11/20/2014 | Chris Mooney
    It may be the timeliest -- and most troubling -- idea in climate science. Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers' Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes." In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather...
  • All 50 States Will See Freezing Temperatures

    11/13/2014 8:12:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/13/2014 | Staff
    The Arctic chill is gripping the Rockies and Upper Midwest — and it’s crawling east. Sharp drops in temperature are expected in other parts of the U.S. in the coming days, thanks to a powerful weather system that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend before blanketing several state ins snow. CBS News reports that all 50 states will see freezing temperatures. A look at the system and its effects: ___ THE LINGERING COLD Dangerously cold weather was expected to linger until Thursday in eastern Montana, where temperatures could reach as low as negative 30 degrees. Denver’s high was...
  • Polar Vortex coming next after NOAA say don't expect a polar vortex this winter

    11/08/2014 4:23:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 57 replies
    NOAA says no polar Vortex Polar Vortex coming to the US the end of next week
  • Salon Readies Polar Vortex Excuse in Case of Unusually Cold Winter

    10/18/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Heads we win, tails you lose. That pretty much sums up the attitude of the global warming alarmists. Case in point is the polar vortex which was used by that crowd to explain away the unusually cold temperatures this past winter. And just in case this coming winter turns out to be very cold again, the same polar vortex excuse is being readied over at Salon. Of course, that excuse will only be used if the temperatures are quite low. However, if it turns out to be a mild temperature that will be cited as a result of...global warming. So...
  • Global warming likely to cause colder and snowier winters, scientists say (Actual Headline)

    09/17/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 78 replies
    AOL ^ | 09/15/2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    Scientists now believe that global warming is to blame for extreme cold snaps in North America during the winter months – and that it will only keep happening. The "polar vortex" that plunged Canada and the U.S. into historical cold last winter is said by researchers to have occurred because melting polar ice changes weather patterns, according to a study published earlier this month.
  • Summer 'polar vortex' cooling off parts of U.S. while the West bakes

    07/11/2014 11:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/2014 | Christine Mai-Duc
    <p>Put away those shorts and tank tops, Chicago, and get ready for another "polar vortex."</p> <p>That’s what some people are calling the unseasonably cold temperatures expected to come to the northern and eastern United States next week, as a patch of cold air flows from northern Canada to the Great Lakes area and slips eastward toward the coast.</p>
  • Study links California drought to global warming

    04/24/2014 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2014 2:02 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter. […] The new study blames an unusual combination of a strong Western high pressure ridge and deep Great Lakes low pressure trough. And it says that is linked to a recently found precursor to El Niño, the world-weather changing phenomenon. And that precursor itself seems amplified by a build-up of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. …
  • Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    03/04/2014 8:05:56 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 04, 2014
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a 141-year-old record low temperature
  • Dire signs from a warming world

    01/28/2014 8:23:56 AM PST · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    Another insane cold wave — not the infamous “polar vortex ” but its evil twin — is bringing sub-zero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared. This is, of course, no contradiction. The rallying cry of the denialists — “It’s really cold outside, so global warming must be a crock!” — can be taken seriously only by those with a toddler’s limited conception of time and space. They forget that it’s winter, and apparently they don’t quite grasp that even when it’s...
  • The Polar Vortex: I'm Mad as Hell, and I'm Not Going to Take It Any More

    01/24/2014 6:23:20 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Penn St ^ | January 24, 2014
    I thought that my anger over the media's misuse of the term, polar vortex, during the first week of January (2014) had subsided until I heard references this week to a "piece of the polar vortex breaking away" and bringing the current siege of cold weather to the eastern half of the contiguous states. In the words of the late actor, Peter Finch, from his Oscar-winning performance in the film, Network, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more" (YouTube clip of his acclaimed rant).What is the polar vortex? For the record, the polar vortex...
  • The People vs Winter

    01/23/2014 6:54:34 AM PST · by navysealdad · 2 replies
    Ice-induced pavement pile-up's, out of control vehicles, winter fail wipe outs and the usual death defiers.
  • Polar Vortex 2.0 Arrives.So What Will The Explanation Be This Time?,Product Of Global Warming?

    01/21/2014 3:21:13 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    During the first week of January,we were all laughing and ridiculing "The Usual Global Warming Suspects".And yet since the first Polar Vortex,G.W. Supporters never gave up explaining on various news programs that the first record cold wave was caused by Global Warming.Now,as we all know by now,"Polar Vortex 2.0" is forecast to actually be either colder,and/or longer than the first one from week of Jan.3.So does anyone expect to hear from Al Roker,Al Gore or even "The Weather Channel"?,Maybe at least once this winter someone will declare that G.W. is a hoax? And why wont anyone on the Weather Channel...
  • Federal Gov't Closes Due to Threat of Snow

    01/21/2014 7:12:48 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 88 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JAN 21, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Federal Gov't Closes Due to Threat of Snow Why? Because the forecast calls for snow. (Currently there is no snow falling or on the ground.)
  • Poll: Polar Vortex Dwarfs Christie Controversy in Public Interest

    01/14/2014 6:13:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The Chris Christie witch hunt is on in New Jersey, as national and New Jersey Democrats attempt to skewer the Republican governor over "Bridge-gate." Yet, no one really cares - at least not nearly as much as they care about the polar vortex that hit last week. A whopping 18% of Americans are closely following this story - and 60% say they haven't changed their opinion about Governor Christie, according to a new Pew poll. Six percent even think more favorably of him these days. It just shows you that people don't care much about a local "scandal" involving traffic...
  • Here comes polar vortex TWO

    01/13/2014 8:43:11 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 76 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 13JAN2014 | Robert Felix
    “This is way overdone,” says meteorologist Joe Bastardi. “The one coming around Jan 25-31 will be much stronger.” Another Arctic blast to hit US next week, shouts the Daily Mail. A new cold-front is expected to hit the East Coast on Thursday. The upcoming front of icy temperatures is expected to bring arctic air to southern Canada and then move into the northern plains of the U.S. before moving to the Midwest and East Coast – each of which is still recovering from last week’s frigid temperatures. Forecasters expect the first stage of the new arctic blast to hit the...
  • "Don't Flush Your Toilets" Mayor Says As Ohio Water Supply Freezes; Niagara Falls Frozen

    01/09/2014 8:00:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 9, 2014
    The nation may be slowly thawing from its deep freeze "polar vortex", but that is no comfort for tens of thousands of Ohians, whose water supply has literally frozen in the past day after the valves at the Avon Lake Municipal Utility plant were planted in ice, dramatically lowering the supply of water. NBC reports that "tens of thousands of customers in several counties in Ohio are facing a dramatic water shortage after the intake valves at a key plant that draws water from Lake Erie apparently froze amid the wild winter weather." As a result, the mayor of Avon...