Arctic Blast via ‘Polar Vortex’ to Chill 42 States


arctic-air-coldAs the polar vortex gets displaced to the south, the door will open for arctic air to plunge over the most of the United States as the new week progresses.

Only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska and South Florida will escape the grip of the upcoming arctic blast that the polar vortex can be blamed for.

“The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region,” stated Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

“Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the U.S.”

For this current outbreak, the harshest cold in relation to normal will encompass the northern Rockies and Plains. However, temperatures will also plummet throughout the Northwest and to the Gulf Coast and I-95 corridor.

The arctic blast will drop into the northern Rockies on Monday, accompanied by a snowstorm on its leading edge, then will spread across the Northwest and Plains through Wednesday.

Later in the week is when the cold will reach the I-95 corridor, but it will not be of the same magnitude as earlier in the week.

Many communities across the northern Rockies and Plains will experience a 20- to 40-degree drop in high temperatures from one day to the next.

Tuesday and Wednesday will prove to be the coldest days of the week across the northern Rockies and northern High Plains, where highs will be held to the teens with subzero lows.


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  1. to the climate change people this is called winter. In winter it usually gets darker and colder, and in the northern areas it usually gets a bit of snow and ice. This is not a secret and people have not caused it by their behavior or use of fossil fuel, it is just called winter.

  2. Be glad that eastern North America is having cool weather. The rest of the world isn’t. Not that the climate change deniers can see from past their front steps.

    But even if you are a climate change denier, please pray to HaShem for an end to the drought in California, the worst in at least 400 years. The very existence of the state’s agricultural industry is in danger.

  3. hmm. The last time we in Wisconsin experienced a polar vortex, we went a week and a half without getting above twenty below zero.