The polar vortex is on its way out. In addition to generating frigid air, it has been a weather content generating machine. Here’s some material that’s circulated around the the polar vortex you may have missed…
No, Rush Limbaugh, the polar vortex is not a liberal hoax, it’s a legitimate meteorological term that’s been around for decades.
Al Roker – of all people, who laughably described the vortex as an ‘arctic hurricane‘ (it’s not), helped set the record straight:
For all the doubters who say the media “created” the Polar Vortex: From the 1959 AMS Glossary of Meteorology pic.twitter.com/x2Nyw0jx3j
— Al Roker (@alroker) January 7, 2014
(Also, let the record show the term polar vortex was used in academic papers as far back as 1940.)
It was really cold in Washington, D.C. (info-graphic)
CWG’s Camden Walker explains shivering, runny noses and other things cold weather does to us
Did you have a case of rhinorrhea today?
Walker talks polar vortex with the Voice of America (50 seconds in)
The frozen Potomac river looks great under the polar vortex
— Patrick (@PatrickD0913) January 7, 2014