Capital Weather Gang: Polar vortex


Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/24/2014

What the polar vortex is and is not, in one graphic

Debate has raged in weather circles about how to talk about the polar vortex, a term that has exploded into the public lexicon this frigid winter.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:06 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Polar vortex chill exterminated 95 percent of stink bugs in Va. Tech experiment

This spring, you may see and smell fewer of those foul stink bug pests, and you can thank the polar vortex.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Nature, Polar vortex

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Polar vortex d j vu: How cold and for how long?

We can’t yet say if it will be as intense as the cold around January 7, but we have high confidence that once the cold arrives it will stay for a lengthy time period.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Polar vortex, Snow

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Polar Vortex meets Miami

Of all places, south Florida is among the coldest locations compared to “normal” in the Lower 48 today.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Polar vortex, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Return of the polar vortex: Cold, at times downright frigid for end of January; increasing snow chances

The upcoming weather pattern is very similar to the pattern during the first week of January, but promises to stick around longer.

By Wes Junker  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Long range, Polar vortex, Snow

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2014

D.C.’s urban heat island effect and tips on how to be ‘weather-smart’ when it comes to the polar vortex

Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow sat down for a White House-moderated chat to discuss the science of weather extremes and what it means for D.C. residents.

By Casey Capachi  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/10/2014

WATCH: White House-moderated discussion on polar vortex, climate change

CWG’s Jason Samenow is joining other meteorologists and climate scientists in a live discussion on the polar vortex, extreme weather and climate change.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014

The Potomac River is beautiful iced over (PHOTOS)

For all of the pain brought about by our polar vortex experience, at least the shining sheets of ice it formed on the Potomac offered a visual spectacle.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ice, Latest, Photography, Polar vortex

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Great Falls ice at polar vortex sunrise (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

The combination of ice-coated rocks and the rising river mist lured me to Great Falls to photograph an Arctic air mass sunrise.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Photography, Polar vortex

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar vortex: The grand finale

The polar vortex was a weather content generating machine. Here’s some material that’s circulated around the vortex, that you may have missed...

By Jason Samenow  |  10:24 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar vortex delivering D.C.’s coldest day in decades, and we’re not alone

Low temperature records were smashed locally and across the eastern U.S. this morning. It remains bone-chillingly cold through tonight.

By Ian Livingston  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Latest, Local Climate, Polar vortex, U.S. Weather

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/07/2014

A deep dive into the polar vortex

The polar vortex is not some mysterious or cataclysmic feature. It is really just a large air mass that is extremely cold.

By Rick Grow  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Explainer, Extreme Cold, Latest, Polar vortex

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Live updates: Bitter cold hits Washington, U.S.

As temperatures plummet, we’re bringing you the latest on conditions around the Washington region as well as news from across the country.

By Mark Berman  |  06:05 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polar vortex