Not only the Northeast but also a large swath of the Midwest and further down South, we are experiencing bone chilling temperatures. I had to write about it because the name Polar Vortex is a new one for me. I am sure that climatologists are familiar with the term and probably use it to describe temperature shifts at the poles, but I have never heard it applied to the continental United States. As I have been reading about this new term for us amateur weather people, inhabitants of planet Earth, I learned that this Polar Vortex has taken a drunken tour down to visit the United States, instead of staying up North where it lives. I can understand wanting to visit other places, but I am pretty sure that ten minutes into the Polar Vortex drunken visit down South, we felt that it had overstayed its visit.
I know that I write often enough that time rushes by too quickly, but trust me when I write this, I cannot wait for Thursday when the temperatures come back to a balmier 35-40 degrees. This is not pleasant by any stretch of the imagination. So if you are in the throes of the Polar Vortex, stay warm and just remember that the drunken climate shift will be over soon.
Jackie Paulson said:
Chicago IL is FREEZING, I cannot wait until it’s above 30 degrees again. I have to tell you I had to move Oct 1st long story..but I am in a 600 sq feet tiny apt, it’s cold but I manage. I wear all my clothes 24/7 even to bed and socks and shoes to bed too. Now that is cold. I am not working yet, kinda waiting, it’s a security game, they both want me but I have to wait. College is a riot but much work. Good to see your bloggin daily, I am barely able to these days.
I hope that we never see the Polar Vortex ever again. We lived in a tiny house that was so cold that we slept with the dog to stay warm on top of our clothes, it is hard living when you are cold all the time. I hope that we can at least get through the rest of winter in the 30’s, that would be manageable. I think of you always. love Laurie 🙂