Is Polar Vortex To Blame For Warm Weather?

I actually didn’t see this one comeing

The Polar Vortex may be back, only this time it’s making it warm?


So, what caused this wacky wave of winter warmth?

Just like any good mystery, there is more than one theory. And with weather systems and climate trends being so complex, it could take years of research to definitively crack the case. (snip)

El Niño, however, might not be the only culprit causing many winter days to feel like spring. Some meteorologists and climate experts say another big factor, and perhaps the more significant one, playing a role in the balmy East coast weather pattern is the polar vortex.

Might be, might not be. Might be El Nino, might not.

Another climate expert agrees that multiple factors are influencing our recent weather pattern.

“It’s not black and white,” said Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting for Atmospheric and Environmental Research, a weather and climate research company based in Massachusetts. “It’s more gray.”

Cohen believes our warm December weather pattern appears to be more influenced by the strong polar vortex than the strong El Niño.

Wait, I thought every weather event was caused by a tiny increase in CO2? No? Huh.

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One Response to “Is Polar Vortex To Blame For Warm Weather?”

  1. JGlanton says:

    The climate world must be centered on the east coast. December is cold as heck out here.

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