A “polar vortex” is just as brutal as it sounds.
According to CNN International Senior Meteorologist Brandon Miller, a polar vortex is a, “circulation of strong, upper-level winds that normally surround the northern pole in a counterclockwise direction — a polar low-pressure system. These winds tend to keep the bitter cold air locked in the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is not a single storm.”
Right now, one is hammering the United States with some of the coldest temperatures the country has ever seen. Fox News reports that record-breaking frigid temperatures have been reported in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, and parts of Oklahoma and Texas. Plus, the temperature at Central Park in NYC plummeted to just four degrees, breaking a record that stood since 1896.
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