What Exactly Is The Polar Vortex & Is It Getting Worse?

Think the recent winters have gotten colder? Some say it’s due to the polar vortex, but what is that exactly?

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It’s official: the polar vortex is back with a vengeance
http://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-official-the-polar-vortex-is-back-with-a-vengeance
“On December 7, the frigid temperatures had moved into the plains states and were travelling into Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. The cold is now moving from west to east, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a cold weekend, particularly for New England.”

Polar vortex shifting due to climate change, extending winter, study finds
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/31/polar-vortex-shifting-due-to-climate-change-extending-winter-study-finds/?utm_term=.5cde870a872f
“Global warming could be making winters in eastern North America even longer, according to a new study. The study finds that, because of sea ice loss in the Arctic, the polar vortex is shifting and temperatures are turning colder during March.”

Christmas Coastal Snowstorm: December 22-24, 1989
http://www.weather.gov/ilm/ChristmasSnow1989
“The largest snowstorm in history for the Southeast U.S. coast occurred just before Christmas 1989. This storm broke all-time snowfall records in Wilmington (15.3 inches), Cape Hatteras (13.3 inches), Charleston (8 inches), and Savannah (3.6 inches). Measurable snow fell as far south as Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, and snow flurries were reported in Tampa and near Sarasota.”
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