January 2014

Why Has it Been So Cold???

With all the news about global warming, have you been wondering why January was so frigid? Here’s an informative 2-minute video that explains the so-called “polar vortex”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eDTzV6a9F4 To see these wind currents in near-real time, check out this incredible graphic showing wind patterns around the globe: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/500hPa/orthographic=-81.83,29.40,331 If you click on the globe, you… Read More »Why Has it Been So Cold???