Wandering polar vortex might trigger a wild, snowy winter


Excessive above the North Pole, the polar vortex, a fast-spinning whirl of frigid air, is doing a bizarre shimmy which will quickly deliver chilly and snowy climate to the Jap U.S., Northern Europe and East Asia for weeks on finish, meteorologists say.

Whereas it is commonplace for the polar vortex to behave up, this specific reconfiguration — wandering round and probably splitting in two — could also be tied to local weather change within the quickly warming Arctic, mentioned Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Analysis in Massachusetts, a part of Verisk Analytics, a risk-assessment firm.


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