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Polar vortex crosses Canadian border, will send U.S. temperatures into a nosedive

Image: Markell DeLoatch/ Public Opinion via AP A pinwheeling area of the polar vortex is clearing custom-mades at the Canadian border, heading for the north Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. For millions, this may be the coldest December weather in at the least a decade. On Thursday, temperatures may not rise above the low-pitched single toes Fahrenheit in Chicago, with any breezes making for dangerous wind chill temperatures. SEE ALSO: Polar vortex about to blast U.S. with coldest breath of the season By Thursday and Friday, the ultra-cold breath…

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Polar vortex to cause tens of millions to shiver from the Dakotas to New York

Computer example projection of temperature anomalies in the lower atmosphere this weekend . Image: weatherbell analytics You know it’s going to be cold when the National Weather Service hoists gale coldness advisories and messages from North Dakota to Maine. These expanses are accustomed to cold, but even so, the prediction of dangerous states with breeze shiverings of at the least minus-3 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and possibly as low-grade as minus-4 5 degrees is impressive. The worst of round one of the cold is smacking the Grassland and Midwest on Wednesday…

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A weather geek’s guide to the polar vortex

Reese Orr( far left ), Macy Rea Orr and Eleanore Lawton, march to institution in Milwaukee on Dec. 13, 2016. Image: Mike De Sisti/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/ ap Much of the U.S. is in the deep freeze as of Dec. 15, with air shiverings near or well below zero from the Grasslands to Washington , D.C. Power pipelines gate-crashed to the field Wednesday night in Portland, Oregon, due to the load of snowfall and ice. In Minnesota, the statewide average temperature as of 9 a. m. local time was a…

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