Where’s the Polar VortexJanuary 23rd, 2014 at 11:22 am by Greg Shoup under Weather
So no matter what you’ve heard on national media sites and broadcast the “Polar Vortex” does not move. As we discussed in an earlier post it is a semi permanent circulation that weakens and straightens during the winter. Now, with the movement of systems a chunk of cold air from the “polar vortex’ might move down across the continental U.S. That said, it is not correct to call a cold weather outbreak a “Polar Vortex”. It’s not the “Polar Vortex” at all and it only a distant relation of it.
I know that people love to call outbreaks by names but if you use that one you are not using it correctly. So forget what you’ve heard about it and call it an arctic outbreak or something like that.