The National Weather Service issued a “snow-squall” warning in New York City and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon. A snow squall is a short, intense burst of snowfall that reduces visibility and comes with gusty winds. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Many New Yorkers […]
A viral photo prompted outrage on Monday, showing Chicago jail inmates outside shoveling snow just before the polar vortex caused temperatures to plunge. A spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office told INSIDER the photo was “misleading,” that the inmates’ jumpsuits were “highly insulated,” and that they had volunteered for […]
A dangerous polar-vortex weather system is bringing extremely cold temperatures to the Midwest this week. Michigan and Illinois residents told INSIDER to wear layers, warm up while inside, and only go outside if you absolutely have to. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service urged people to cover up to avoid […]
Parts of the US are engulfed in a polar vortex this week, which is to say that it is very cold. Kentucky governor Matt Bevin thinks people are overreacting to the temperatures, which will reach -30 degrees Fahrenheit (yes, as in as cold as Antartica) in some parts of the […]
Temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit were recorded in Wisconsin on Wednesday morning, part of a wider freezing weather system stretching from New York to Montana. Just one weather station in Antarctica measured a temperature lower than minus 30 Wednesday morning. More than 55 million Americans will experience […]
The polar vortex swept parts of the US Midwest and East Coast this week, forcing millions of Americans to contend with subzero temperatures. The polar vortex is an area of circulating cold air that rings the planet’s North and South poles. Sometimes that vortex destabilizes, sending surges of Arctic air […]
The polar vortex is headed toward the US, expected to bring record-breaking cold to the Northeast, upper Midwest, and Great Lakes this week. The National Weather Service tweeted that wind chill will be the coldest since the mid-1990s for some regions. The worst of the storm is expected to hit […]
Seventy-five per cent of the continental US population is expected to face below-freezing temperatures this week as a polar vortex hits the region. The US Northeast and Midwest are forecast to be worst hit, with Chicago on Wednesday expected to see a high of just 14 degrees below zero and […]
A “bomb cyclone” winter storm is pummelling the US East Coast with blizzard-like snow and wind conditions. The huge storm was born when a surge of moist ocean air spiraled north to meet a frigid blast of Arctic air – the perfect recipe for a Nor’easter. The winter storm has […]
Bomb cyclone, explosive bombogenesis, and polar vortex are real meteorological terms. But the weather phenomena they describe aren’t as uncommon as the words might suggest – there are probably 40-50 storms in the northern hemisphere that qualify as bombs every year. The cold air brought by the polar vortex is […]
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A polar vortex is hitting 75% of the continental US population this week and the cold that comes with it is no joke . Forecasters warn that below-freezing temperatures could give people frostbite and hypothermia in as little as five minutes outside. Frostbite is a serious condition that happens when […]
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The first polar vortex since 2014 is sweeping parts of the continental US. This week, the Midwest will see temperatures far below average, sometimes as cold as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill. Officials have canceled school, grounded flights, and suspended mail service in some especially cold areas, urging […]
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After a relatively mild weekend that had many in the Northeast thinking that Spring had finally sprung, the dreaded polar vortex is expected to return this week, bringing colder than normal temperatures to the central and eastern United States through the start of the work week, the National Weather Service […]
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The whirlpool of cold air, known as a “polar vortex,” bringing frigid temperatures to half of the United States was captured on Monday, Jan. 6, by one of NOAA’s satellites. In the image, the vortex is pushing southward over western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, according to NASA.
Extreme cold in the Midwest and Northeast has led airlines to cancel more than 6,000 U.S. flights over the past two days, Commercial planes are no strangers to extreme cold. Above 37,000 feet, the air is far colder than it is on the ground. Low temperatures on their own don’t […]
Central Park was 5 degrees Tuesday morning, the coldest it’s been on a Jan. 7 since 1896, according to NBC New York. This blast of frigid air comes after Central Park reached a high temperature of 55 degrees on Monday. The coldest temperature ever recorded at Central Park was -15 […]