Polar Vortex Redux: Much of the U.S. to Face Deep Freeze Next Week

By Paul Riegler on 2 January 2015
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A Delta aircraft being deiced

A Delta aircraft being deiced

Meteorologists across the United States are predicting a blast of frigid polar air that will hit the northern plains, Midwest, and then the East Coast in the coming week.  What will undoubtedly be the coldest weather of the season will likely impact over 200 million people.

Temperatures in the Midwest will be well below zero, while the East Coast will see single digits.  The cold temperatures will impact the south as well, with Atlanta, New Orleans, and parts of Florida feeling the effect.

The cold weather is due to cold air escaping from the Artic.  It will center around Quebec, Canada, which is expecting temperatures to hit -40° F (-40° C).

The deep freeze will cause significant delays in air travel as well as dangerous driving conditions.

Winter weather has already caused chaos in some regions of the country.  A heavy snow squall in New Hampshire caused an accident involving dozens of cars – some media reports put the number at 100 – on a stretch of I-93 north of Ashland.

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