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(New York Magazine)   The Polar Vortex is back and it's going to be just as much fun as you remember. Oh, and shut up, California, you'll fall into the ocean soon enough   (nymag.com ) divider line 225
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2014-01-19 08:53:05 AM  
Can't wait for the weather channel to start naming vortices:

"OMG VORTEX ADOLF IS COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN"
 
2014-01-19 09:08:40 AM  
CA is going to burn to a crisp before we get that far <b>subby</b>
 
2014-01-19 09:09:30 AM  

flucto: Can't wait for the weather channel to start naming vortices:

"OMG VORTEX ADOLF IS COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN"


If it doesn't have a name should I be concerned?  I don't know!
 
2014-01-19 09:12:42 AM  

BizarreMan: If it doesn't have a name should I be concerned? I don't know!


All weather should be named. How is this NOT a top priority of our so called "government"?
 
2014-01-19 10:04:45 AM  
Polar vortex: still not a scandal.
 
2014-01-19 10:07:10 AM  
Vortex shmortex

/SEND RAIN!
 
2014-01-19 10:08:15 AM  
Previously known as a cold front,

Oh eat a bag of dicks, obscure magazine reporter. The polar vortex is almost always there (in NH winter) - it's a semipermanent meteorological circulation centered over - you guessed it - the north pole, extending soutward. If you don't like the improper use of the phrase, don't re-fricking-report it as such. Also, a cold front is just the leading edge of the cold air - not the cold air behind the front, which is what persists and freezes your nards off.

Technically this isn't the 'return of the polar vortex' - and the last outbreak in the US technically wasn't 'the polar vortex' either. It's more accurate to say that a highly amplified pattern, causing significant meridional (as opposed to zonal) flow led to air that originated at the poles, and hence beneath the polar vortex, to dive down to the midlatitudes. But that's too many goddammed words and the media has the attention span and scientific comprehension of a retarded gnat, so return of polar vortex it is!

Also note that these cold outbreaks are associated with surface high pressure (due to the weight of the cold air), not low pressure.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-19 10:10:25 AM  
Also note that these cold outbreaks are associated with surface high pressure (due to the weight of the cold air), not low pressure.

Great, now I'm going to be crushed as well as frozen.
 
2014-01-19 10:14:36 AM  

b0rscht: Previously known as a cold front,

Oh eat a bag of dicks, obscure magazine reporter. The polar vortex is almost always there (in NH winter) - it's a semipermanent meteorological circulation centered over - you guessed it - the north pole, extending soutward. If you don't like the improper use of the phrase, don't re-fricking-report it as such. Also, a cold front is just the leading edge of the cold air - not the cold air behind the front, which is what persists and freezes your nards off.

Technically this isn't the 'return of the polar vortex' - and the last outbreak in the US technically wasn't 'the polar vortex' either. It's more accurate to say that a highly amplified pattern, causing significant meridional (as opposed to zonal) flow led to air that originated at the poles, and hence beneath the polar vortex, to dive down to the midlatitudes. But that's too many goddammed words and the media has the attention span and scientific comprehension of a retarded gnat, so return of polar vortex it is!

Also note that these cold outbreaks are associated with surface high pressure (due to the weight of the cold air), not low pressure.


Well said

/and another +1 for use of the technical term "nards"
 
2014-01-19 10:19:27 AM  

ZAZ: Great, now I'm going to be crushed as well as frozen.


That or you're buying a used car. Hard to say.
 
2014-01-19 10:40:19 AM  

b0rscht: Previously known as a cold front,

Oh eat a bag of dicks, obscure magazine reporter. The polar vortex is almost always there (in NH winter) - it's a semipermanent meteorological circulation[...]


I'm sorry, we don't have a place for you and your objective scientific facts here.  Move along.
 
2014-01-19 10:40:49 AM  
With the polar vortex bearing down on us again, I feel like Sandra Bullock in Gravity when the clock is running down on the second pass of space junk.
 
2014-01-19 10:53:50 AM  
Good. Now I don't feel so bad about sucker-punching that old lady for the last container of hot chocolate at the grocery store.
 
2014-01-19 11:09:08 AM  
So, what you're saying Subby, is that California is going to be beautiful, sunny and warm.   Sounds good to me!!

/we really need rain :(
 
2014-01-19 11:20:23 AM  
Good.
 
2014-01-19 11:20:58 AM  
I'm waiting for Son of the Bride of the Valley of the Polar Vortex: The Wrath of Snow.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-19 11:49:14 AM  
Bondith: I'm waiting for Son of the Bride of the Valley of the Polar Vortex: The Wrath of Snow.

In a really good, hard vortexing it's too cold for snow.
 
2014-01-19 11:55:43 AM  
This winter has been brutal. It's my own fault for living in Minnesota. But Dammit this can't end soon enough.
 
2014-01-19 11:58:59 AM  
I took the squabs for a walk in Folsom Lake yesterday. It was a beautiful 70*, sunny day for a walk. Which is good, since the water was about a 1/4 mile downhill from the top of the boat ramp.
 
2014-01-19 12:20:44 PM  

ZAZ: Bondith: I'm waiting for Son of the Bride of the Valley of the Polar Vortex: The Wrath of Snow.

In a really good, hard vortexing it's too cold for snow.


I know, but I brain-farted on another suitable word.

Now that I think about it, Wrath of Khold could work.
 
2014-01-19 12:22:51 PM  
FTFA: Previously known as a cold front, the polar vortex


nsidc.org

No, no its not. I know its been covered in words, but Arctic Oscillations need cool maps.
 
2014-01-19 12:26:23 PM  
Last night, I thought about wearing a long sleeve shirt. It got chilly here in Phoenix. It was in the low 50s.
 
2014-01-19 12:29:21 PM  
deeperintomovies.net

/Is cool with this.
 
2014-01-19 12:31:02 PM  
Oh good. The first time was awesome.
 
2014-01-19 12:31:48 PM  
Don't care, worth it.

/west LA
 
Juc
2014-01-19 12:33:06 PM  
I'm OK with this.
If you guys keep stealing the cold, there's far more warmth up here for me. Mwahahaha.
 
2014-01-19 12:33:08 PM  
Oh Great.

images.popmatters.com
 
2014-01-19 12:33:11 PM  
I wouldn't mind so much, but my furnace went out. It shouldn't cost much, it's less than a year old and still under warranty, but I'll still have to pay the labor. Now if the furnace guy would hurry his ass up and get over here...
 
2014-01-19 12:33:39 PM  

urger: CA is going to burn to a crisp before we get that far <b>subby</b>


Yup. It was 85 degrees here in SoCal yesterday.
 
2014-01-19 12:34:36 PM  
I am so sick of this winter.
 
2014-01-19 12:35:15 PM  
Why is this the first two weeks that they've ever talked about the polar vortex?
 
2014-01-19 12:37:42 PM  

flucto: BizarreMan: If it doesn't have a name should I be concerned? I don't know!

All weather should be named. How is this NOT a top priority of our so called "government"?



Yet when I name individual clouds, I'm somehow "loony" and "weird."

Who's laughing now, Cumulonimbus Rex?
 
2014-01-19 12:37:45 PM  
If it keeps some of the asshats off the street, then it's cool with me.
/In Chicago and we will have a low of 2 on Tuesday
 
2014-01-19 12:38:08 PM  

bulldg4life: Why is this the first two weeks that they've ever talked about the polar vortex?


Tom Hanks made a movie about it, silly
 
2014-01-19 12:38:09 PM  
It's either bone-chilling cold or snowing like crazy here in WI, I don't care what they call it. I really miss Arizona this time of year.
 
2014-01-19 12:38:33 PM  

megarian: I am so sick of this winter.


You and me both sister. The last blast of cold air I got woke up at 4:15 in the morning to answer an alarm call because the cold air burned out a motion sensor. Nothing quite like starting your car in -17F air while in your sleep pants.
 
2014-01-19 12:41:09 PM  

b0rscht: Previously known as a cold front,

Oh eat a bag of dicks, obscure magazine reporter. The polar vortex is almost always there (in NH winter) - it's a semipermanent meteorological circulation centered over - you guessed it - the north pole, extending soutward. If you don't like the improper use of the phrase, don't re-fricking-report it as such. Also, a cold front is just the leading edge of the cold air - not the cold air behind the front, which is what persists and freezes your nards off.

Technically this isn't the 'return of the polar vortex' - and the last outbreak in the US technically wasn't 'the polar vortex' either. It's more accurate to say that a highly amplified pattern, causing significant meridional (as opposed to zonal) flow led to air that originated at the poles, and hence beneath the polar vortex, to dive down to the midlatitudes. But that's too many goddammed words and the media has the attention span and scientific comprehension of a retarded gnat, so return of polar vortex it is!

Also note that these cold outbreaks are associated with surface high pressure (due to the weight of the cold air), not low pressure.



Aye but, 'cold front' doesn't sell the story, "Polar vortex" on the other hand is new, hip and flashy.


/ It's cold in the winter time? Really tell me more.

//  +2
 
2014-01-19 12:41:26 PM  

raerae1980: So, what you're saying Subby, is that California is going to be beautiful, sunny and warm.   Sounds good to me!!

/we really need rain :(


I think we should sacrifice Rick Perry to Quetzalcoatl.  It might not bring rain, but it couldn't hurt!
 
2014-01-19 12:41:37 PM  
This chunk of high pressure needs to get f*cked and leave the west alone.
 
2014-01-19 12:42:39 PM  
static.giantbomb.com

img.jeuxvideopc.com

cdn3.spong.com
 
2014-01-19 12:42:44 PM  

b0rscht: Previously known as a cold front,

Oh eat a bag of dicks, obscure magazine reporter. The polar vortex is almost always there (in NH winter) - it's a semipermanent meteorological circulation centered over - you guessed it - the north pole, extending soutward. If you don't like the improper use of the phrase, don't re-fricking-report it as such. Also, a cold front is just the leading edge of the cold air - not the cold air behind the front, which is what persists and freezes your nards off.

Technically this isn't the 'return of the polar vortex' - and the last outbreak in the US technically wasn't 'the polar vortex' either. It's more accurate to say that a highly amplified pattern, causing significant meridional (as opposed to zonal) flow led to air that originated at the poles, and hence beneath the polar vortex, to dive down to the midlatitudes. But that's too many goddammed words and the media has the attention span and scientific comprehension of a retarded gnat, so return of polar vortex it is!

Also note that these cold outbreaks are associated with surface high pressure (due to the weight of the cold air), not low pressure.



You're never going to get hired as a meteorologist with that attitude, mister!
 
2014-01-19 12:42:45 PM  
NWS says the coldest up here is gong to be +5F for a high, I don't see what the big deal is about next weeks weather.

I just hope we don't have a f*ck load of snow in April like last year. That sucked.
 
2014-01-19 12:43:07 PM  

leevis: I wouldn't mind so much, but my furnace went out. It shouldn't cost much, it's less than a year old and still under warranty, but I'll still have to pay the labor. Now if the furnace guy would hurry his ass up and get over here...


I had a 1 year old Rheem do it twice, the guy came out, and it was a bird somehow got caught in the blower fan $150. The second time another goddamn bird, I took out blower myself and cleaned the dead bird out and it worked again, Had to go on my roof to replace cap/top thing on my vent hole
 
2014-01-19 12:43:13 PM  

joshiz: Polar vortex: still not a scandal.


Thanks a lot, Obama.
 
2014-01-19 12:43:45 PM  

megarian: I am so sick of this winter.


Me too. I've been hiding in the house all winter. Bah. I'm not used to this kind of weather around here (and around you as I guess we live near each other).
 
2014-01-19 12:44:32 PM  

jayphat: megarian: I am so sick of this winter.

You and me both sister. The last blast of cold air I got woke up at 4:15 in the morning to answer an alarm call because the cold air burned out a motion sensor. Nothing quite like starting your car in -17F air while in your sleep pants.


Did you know that is illegal? Because it is and I wanted to punch a cop that told me that. It's -15 bro...shutthef*ckup and let me start my POS car at 5am without being hassled.

Also, I'm going to be in the upper peninsula during this one.

Yaaaaay.

(This time I stocked up on SO much booze. Like...all the booze.)
 
2014-01-19 12:44:46 PM  

desertfool: It's either bone-chilling cold or snowing like crazy here in WI, I don't care what they call it. I really miss Arizona this time of year.


You'll die of Valley Fever
 
2014-01-19 12:44:52 PM  
Thanks, Obama!
 
2014-01-19 12:46:01 PM  
Oh, and shut up, California, you'll fall into the ocean soon enough

Good, it'll put out the fires.
 
2014-01-19 12:46:52 PM  

megarian: I am so sick of this winter.



So is my kayak. It keeps looking at me and I can almost hear it asking me to go play.
 
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