Remember the Polar Vortex? It’s Back. In Summer Form.
You thought it was over, didn’t you? You thought that with winter having finally receded, the persistent threat of Arctic polar vortices surely faded away.
Hahahaha. Fuck you. This is a world which no longer resembles the one we grew up loving. It is a vicious, angry, scorned mistress; a wench who has no qualms about throwing a polar vortex at us two weeks into summer.
From Gawker’s weather blog, The Vane:
Temperatures in the northern United States will get relatively cool next week, with models suggesting temperatures ranging 10 to 20 degrees below normal… there is currently a potent trough — a large southerly dip in the jet stream — over the western United States, slowly moving to the east. An area of low pressure will form in western Ontario north of Minnesota as a result of this trough, and this low pressure system will be responsible for sucking down cooler Arctic air into the northern part of the country.
Sound fucking familiar? Yea. Pee to the Vee. Again. It will hit the East Coast on July 6th, with temperatures in the low 70s. While that sounds lovely, it is not natural. Nor will be the highs in the Midwest, which could hit the 100s.
So, enjoy the rest of your life. It will be spent on this now frenetic and schizophrenic Earth. Well done, Industrial Revolution. Well done, indeed.
[Image via The Vane]