Where’s the Polar Vortex

January 23rd, 2014 at 11:22 am by under Weather
Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

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.

2 Responses to “Where’s the Polar Vortex”

  1. Jeff S. says:

    Sorry Greg, but “polar VORTEX” sounds waaaay cooler than “arctic outbreak”. I’ll keep POOOLARRRR VORRRRTEEEX and use arctic outbreak for referencing a bad case of the Flu.

  2. marty says:

    Easier to find WALDO and he moves around!