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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘polar vortex’

Detroit Experiences Record-Breaking Snowfall

In what should come as a surprise to exactly no one, the Monday night snowfall that pulled northern parts of the United States back into the clutches of the Polar Vortex caused Detroit’s total snowfall of the season to reach record heights. While only 3.1 inches fell by Tuesday morning, this minor dusting puts Detroit’s 2013-14 snowfall total at 98.4 …

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Polar Vortex: Another On The Way

Have you had enough of the cold and snow yet? If you thought the last Polar Vortex and cold spells were bad, get ready for round two. Although many areas of the country are experiencing warm weather with highs in the 60’s in some areas, a cold spell will start on Monday and last throughout the week. The Polar Vortex …

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Extreme Weather – Is Arctic Warming To Blame?

The winter of 2013-14 will go down in the history books as one of the most frigid cold and snowy winters in decades. Records have been broken all over the country, record cold and snowfall levels. But what is really strange is that one of the coldest places on earth, Alaska, has seen record warmth, while in the south, states …

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Propane Shortage Leads to Price Surge in Midwest US

Much fuss has been made about the polar vortex that swept across the US this winter, bringing with it the lowest temperatures the United States has seen in decades. The Midwest, Northeast, South are the areas which have been hit the hardest. Because of these unnaturally cold temperatures and above-average amounts of snowfall, everyday life in these areas has essentially …

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Delray Beach Flooding: Wild Weather Heads South

This week’s wild weather was not just limited to the Northern states with the Polar Vortex. Heavy rains in Delray Beach, Fla, on Thursday created flooding in the Boca Raton area, resulting in two fatalities. Elsa Marquez, 56, died when her car was overwhelmed by flood waters. Authorities say she went off the road and got caught up in a …

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Frozen Niagara Falls’ Beauty After the Polar Vortex

Over the past week, a polar vortex has descended into the United States, bringing temperatures well below normal for certain parts of the country. A polar vortex is a strong circulation of winds that normally rotate around the north pole. When distorted, it can dip farther south than normal, which is exactly what has happened lately. Although this polar low-pressure …

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Chicago Polar Bears Stay Indoors During Polar Vortex

How cold is it? So cold that even the polar bears have to stay inside! Lincoln Park Zoo’s polar bear, Anana, stayed inside due to extreme low temperatures in Chicago on Monday. Sharon Dewar, a zoo spokeswoman, said, “She doesn’t typically enjoy the cold very much. Typically they wouldn’t need that insulation and it would make them uncomfortable going into …

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It’s So Cold Escaped Prisoners Are Turning Themselves In

It’s really cold out there. Really, really cold. A good chunk of the country is still feeling the effects of the Polar Vortex, arctic cyclone, circumpolar whirl – or whatever you want to call it – and that means that a lot of people are blanketed by single-digit and even sub-zero temps. How cold is it? Well, it’s apparently cold …

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Winter Storm Ion: It is Really, Really Cold Outside

Today’s winter storm has been brought to you by the polar vortex, guaranteed to bring you unforgiving wind chills, snow and severe overall discomfort. Winter Storm Ion has brought high inches of snow with promises to bring much more. Weather forecasts of -31, -25 and -15 will be seen in some states (mostly Midwestern states) throughout Wednesday. States in all …

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Polar Vortex: Harbinger of Coldness

With a polar vortex gripping the northern and central regions of the country, the National Weather Service warns that “life-threatening wind chill” is something to be taken seriously, as parts of the U.S. brace for temperature lows not seen in decades. The NWS broadcasts, “The coldest temperatures in almost two decades will spread into the northern and central U.S. today …

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Polar Vortex Sends Extremely Frigid Temps To U.S.

With the biggest part of the country buried in snow from the latest winter storm, sadly, the worst is yet to come, with cold winter blasts that will break records and bring dangerously low temps. Meteorologists are calling it the “Polar Vortex” and it is due to hit the nation on Sunday, bringing cold air that has “piled up” at …

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