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Summer ‘Polar Vortex’ Cooling Off Parts Of U.S. While The West Bakes

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Put away those shorts and tank tops, Chicago, and get ready for another “polar vortex.” That’s what some people are calling the unseasonably cold temperatures expected to come to the Northern and Eastern United States next week, as a patch of cold air flows from northern […]

July 11, 2014

Storm Marches Toward East Coast

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A winter storm marched toward the East Coast on Sunday night, prompting airlines to cancel 1,500 Monday flights preemptively and the federal government to announce that its Washington offices would be closed. The District of Columbia, where 6 to 10 inches of sleet and snow was forecast, also decided […]

March 3, 2014

More Frigid Misery On The Way For Much Of The U.S.

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Spring is less than a month away, but be prepared to first pay the toll for its arrival with the return of the polar vortex. Frigid air will be back in much of the nation this week, with temperatures expected to plummet by more than 30 degrees in some […]

February 24, 2014

Relief On The Way For Shivering Americans

Chicago (AFP) – After two days of U.S. weather so cold that at least one polar bear at a zoo had to be taken inside, some degree of relief was forecast for Wednesday. The National Weather Service gave no precise temperatures but said “a much anticipated warm up” was expected over the eastern two-thirds of […]

January 8, 2014

Arctic Air Brings Record Cold To Huge Swath Of U.S.

Chicago (AFP) – A blast of bone-chilling cold snarled air travel, closed schools and prompted calls Tuesday for people to stay inside in the United States and Canada, as temperatures plunged to lows not seen in two decades. Superlatives of cold-talk abounded, even in midwestern states used to chest-high snow and bitter cold, as the […]

January 7, 2014