Polar Vortex

You may have heard us at weather.com and The Weather Channel mention the “polar vortex”┬áduring this outbreak. Let’s delve into the Meteorology 101 about this. One of several semi-permanent weather systems over the Earth, the polar vortex is an area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere that, on average in the Northern Hemisphere, typically has centers in two main areas: near Canada’s Baffin Island, and over northeastSiberian. The vortex is strongest in winter, thanks…

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