Archive for January 6, 2014

‘Polar vortex’ to blame for U.S. deep freeze

Jan 6, 2014
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers explains how a “polar vortex” is causing record low temperatures in the U.S.


“Polar vortex” freezes parts of the US and Canada as temperatures plunge

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Jan 6, 2014
Parts of the US and Canada are gripped by freezing temperatures as a “polar vortex” weather system…

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Parts of the US and Canada are gripped by freezing temperatures as a “polar vortex” weather system sends the mercury running for cover.

The latest freeze follows a snow storm, which has already blanketed areas of Canada and north-eastern United States.

The weather has played havoc with transport with 3,000 flights cancelled on Monday on top of the thousands that failed to take off over the weekend.

Schools have closed in a number of states and residents are being advised to stay indoors.

Sports fans are a hardy lot and in Wisconsin the 70,000 people who braved the conditions to see the Green Bay Packers play the San Francisco 49ers dressed for the occasion.

“Four layers of long johns, two sets of snow pants, four shirts, a sweatshirt, and a coat,” said one wrapped up Packer.

Green Bay offered fans free hand warmers, hot coffee and chocolate.

Fear for life as US braces for 50C ‘polar vortex’

an 5, 2014
Icy air and gusting winds are expected to bring temperatures down as low as -50C in parts of the US with forecasters warning the Arctic grip could be life threatening.

The “polar vortex” – a rotating pool of cold, dense air – has brought the coldest weather in 20 years to the Mid-West.

Polar Vortex hits earth jan 6 2014 – Caleb Cheung predicted this happening 12 apr 2012 Current Event Environmental Science AP 2011-2012

Polar Vortex Brings Historic Cold Temps, and More

Jan 6, 2014
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