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Don´t put your winter clothes away
just yet - ANOTHER Polar Vortex
expected to hit the U.S. next week

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/11/2014 6:37:56 PM

If you live in the American Midwest or East Coast, you may want to hold off on putting away your winter gear. Just as temperatures are beginning to warm in much of the United States, another arctic blast in the form of a ´polar vortex´ appears to be on the horizon. The upcoming front of icy temperatures is expected to bring cold, arctic air to southern Canada and then move into the northern plains of the U.S. before moving on to the Midwest and the East Coast - each of which is still recovering from last week´s frigid temperatures. Many areas are still recovering from the extreme weather last week, which has caused a dam of ice to block the

Comments:
Wikipedia says (so it must be true) that a polar vortex is a/k/a "a polar cyclone, polar low, or a circumpolar whirl." Basically, it´s a bloody cold low pressure system.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/11/2014 6:43:44 PM     (No. 9688613)

What level headed person living in the North East would even think of putting away winter clothes in mid-January?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/11/2014 7:00:19 PM     (No. 9688630)

Completely unexpected weather for January!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 1/11/2014 7:05:06 PM     (No. 9688634)

We used to call them cold fronts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/11/2014 7:11:01 PM     (No. 9688638)

Shouldn´t Global Warming be overpowering the Polar Vortex, there smoting it to death?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 7:18:52 PM     (No. 9688642)

No one, #1. Although the 56 degrees we got today seemed almost tropical in comparison to the -24 of a few days ago. It´s January. It gets cold.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gartenfrau, 1/11/2014 7:33:36 PM     (No. 9688654)

Oh no!!! The lows are supposed to be somewhere between 10 and 20 next week here in SE Michigan. Quel surprise! That´s normal for this time of year. Yep, just a cold front coming through.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: clw54, 1/11/2014 7:36:08 PM     (No. 9688660)

This calls for another tax.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Namma, 1/11/2014 7:59:34 PM     (No. 9688678)

Know what Canadians call this cold weather?
COLD WEATHER

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 1/11/2014 8:11:46 PM     (No. 9688692)

OMG! Its going to get cold again - in the middle of winter.

Chicken Little not only lives. He is thriving.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 1/11/2014 8:12:26 PM     (No. 9688694)

Good grief! We´re going to be bi-polar???

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/11/2014 9:21:58 PM     (No. 9688753)

We are not going to like it when the ice melts either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mossley, 1/11/2014 9:23:49 PM     (No. 9688758)

#1, it´s from the Daily Mail. For all its good qualities, in many ways it´s a tabloid. And for some reason they have an aversion to hiring writers or editors who actually know how to write. Great photos, though. Check out the blue lava volcano in Indonesia in another story over there.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bohallx, 1/11/2014 10:41:12 PM     (No. 9688806)

The circumpolar vortex describes a very large system that circulates around Antarctica in the South, and the Arctic ocean in the North.

Because there´s a number of large land masses in the Northern hemisphere it tends to get broken up easier.

I saw a note today that said this happens just about every 4 years.

So, no, these are not ordinary lows ~

I´d start worrying if the Northern circumpolar vortex started breaking up and spinning off nodules every year, or even more frequently ~ like later this week.

That´s the sort of thing you´d expect at the start of a period of glacial growth leading to another glacial advance.

Fortunately for us all, once Baffin Island gets toked up, the glaciers start sliding down the mountains and work their way along the Shield to the Great Lakes and then directly into Chicago crushing the original city of evil Democrats flat as a tortilla.

Pray for Big Ice!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/11/2014 11:09:25 PM     (No. 9688819)

Stupid headline, really.
Who puts their winter clothes away in the second week of January? We´re not even 1/3 of the way through the winter season.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/12/2014 1:16:36 AM     (No. 9688842)

Living in coastal South Carolina, Mr A and I keep our various seasonal clothes within reach all year. Nothing wrong with a vulgarly colorful Hawaiian shirt with khakis and dangly parrot earrings on a day like today; Mr A, more conservative, wore white shorts, short-sleeved shirt. He doesn´t wear earrings.

I´m trying to build up the courage to wear white shoes before their time. /s

Some stranger, dressed for the season, said, "Oh, you´re dressed for the weather, aren´t you?"

Brilliant comment. It was in the mid-seventies today. /s

By Wednesday night-Thursday morning we´ll have temps in the 20s again.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: annie xango, 1/12/2014 1:53:38 AM     (No. 9688849)

Lol!! I agree with the comment re the DMail..however, I love their photos (they have pix we never see) and they do have a lot of interesting stuff.their headline and content writers do leave something to be desired at times.And basically they lean conservative..

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/12/2014 2:23:42 AM     (No. 9688858)

#1, no northeasterner would--especially since you can´t buy winter clothes in most of the stores by the end of January, except for picked-over clearance racks.

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