Is "Polar Vortex" a new term to stoke up weather hysteria?
I live in the Great Lakes area. For the first time since I was a teenager, it got really, really cold, and tomorrow is expected to be quite cold as well.
Last time it got really cold around here, the weather experts referred to a “Frigid Arctic Air Mass”. Sounds reasonable.
But I guess that is just not scary enough anymore.
Last night, and this morning, they referred to it as a “Polar Vortex”.
Now that sounds plenty scary. Enough to make a Global Warming Cassandra give two thumbs up. Are the halcyon days of the Frigid Arctic Air Mass gone for good? Are we now destined to be doomed by the dreaded Polar Vortex? What will they call it twenty years from now?