By Bob Valen
Weather Watcher 

Look, up in the sky, it's a polar vortex!

 


It caused a great uproar in the news media and with those living in parts of Canada and the U.S. The Upper Midwest felt the effects of the ever-present Polar Vortex. TV news reporters stood outside showing viewers just how cold the air was — frozen things were displayed for all to see. People shot video of themselves holding frozen shirts, pants or their wet, frozen hair. More importantly, the TV reports and newspaper articles addressed the health consequences of truly cold air. Add some wind to that cold air and the hazard factor goes up.

The Polar Vortex is an atmospheric occurrence tha...



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