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Polar Vortex in July? Cooler Temperatures on the Way Next Week

Temperatures along the East Coast will dip 10 to 15 degrees below normal starting Tuesday and continuing throughout next week.

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Remember the polar vortex, that visitor that frequently made the rounds last winter?

Some forecasters say the polar vortex, the meteorological condition that brought us frigid blasts of arctic air throughout January and February, may just be redeeming itself with pleasant summer weather next week.

Because of a cool air blast from the Gulf of Alaska, temperatures along the East Coast will dip 10 to 15 degrees below normal starting Tuesday and continuing throughout next week. 

The Weather Channel, however, is warning people to chill out with the polar vortex references. They say the reason for the cool air is not necessarily a polar vortex, a catchy phrase that is making a summer return. 

Rather, it’s a more complicated, Weather Channel forecasters explain.

Next week’s blast of cool air is “related to the circumpolar vortex in the troposphere, the lower layer of the atmosphere, which is a pattern of winds that feature a broad, irregular generally west-to-east flow around the pole, rather than a flow that's consistently centered right at the pole like the stratospheric polar vortex," according to the Weather Channel

Confused?

We are too. 

Just enjoy the weather, however it got here.

Joe Melchiorre July 13, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Polar vortex, my ass!!! This happens in summer. Al Whore is checking it out, may call it global cooling!! LMAO!! Keep drinking the KOOL ADE for those of who liberals!!
The Truth July 13, 2014 at 08:25 AM
He'll blame the drop in temperature on a lack of cow farts due to increased beef demand, have the EPA declare them an endangered species and nobody can have a burger or steak ever again, except for him and those who attend his brainwashing seminars lol
George Robertson July 13, 2014 at 08:48 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_vortex It has to do with the Polar Shift.
Joan Tunbridge July 13, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Knock it off with this new polar vortex term weather people! Geez!
Andrew July 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM
Yeah, this isn't a polar vortex. It's a southward dip in the jet stream. And it doesn't really have anything to do with global warming, which continues as predicted. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata_v3/GLB.Ts+dSST.txt http://www.agcanada.com/daily/polar-vortex-in-july-no-but-cooler-temps-still-on-the-way

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