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Old 02-07-2019, 08:03 AM   #1
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Polar Vortex in the Rockies

-13 in Yellowstone

- 11 in Cody

-2 in Golden

Berrrrrrr - Hope the Winds change and blow in some warm Weather.

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Check out NW North Dakota. Through the 16h. of Febr. the highest high is supposed to be +7 degrees. The over night lows are are all below zero with today being -28 and Saturday - 22. That will keep your beer cold! Wife and I was in Rochester, MN last week, now that was brutally cold. Returned home last Saturday to a balmy 49 degrees, this morning it's 0. I don't remember a winter being so terrible for so long. Stay warm everyone.
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Check out NW North Dakota. Through the 16h. of Febr. the highest high is supposed to be +7 degrees. The over night lows are are all below zero with today being -28 and Saturday - 22. That will keep your beer cold! Wife and I was in Rochester, MN last week, now that was brutally cold. Returned home last Saturday to a balmy 49 degrees, this morning it's 0. I don't remember a winter being so terrible for so long. Stay warm everyone.
Thinking Nebraska caught the edges of both the East Vortex and the West Vortex - COLD, COLD, COLD.

Great Map to se the Vortex - https://www.ventusky.com/?p=39.61;-1...temperature-2m

Spring is Just Around the Corner (I HOPE)
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We were -40C/-40F here this morning. Beer popsicles? Its funny how geography changes perspective. We are here hoping it will warm up a bit say -20C so we do stuff outdoors. South where it is -20 theyre looking for 0.
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Yup, I'm in the Rockies and it's freezing! I'm ready for some camping weather! I finally buy a 5th wheel and since I've bought it, it's been like a winter wonderland here. Garbage.
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Yup, I'm in the Rockies and it's freezing! I'm ready for some camping weather! I finally buy a 5th wheel and since I've bought it, it's been like a winter wonderland here. Garbage.


Northern Sask here. We have some camping trips planned starting in May. Hopefully it will be thawed out by then. Until then hope it moderates. I only have one extension for my ice auger.
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Took this behind the shop yesterday. Gives an idea of just how polar its been.
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That's nuts! I feel a tropical vacation coming on.
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Thinking about driving through Yellowstone... when is the earliest everyone would recommend based on the passes being opened up? We dont really care about the normal tourist stuff. Just getting through.
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Thinking about driving through Yellowstone... when is the earliest everyone would recommend based on the passes being opened up? We dont really care about the normal tourist stuff. Just getting through.
I'd call but usually by the second week of May - 15th + - will still se snow most years but, big BUT it is Late Spring.

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Wonder who the fool was that dreamed up "Polar Vortex".
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It was 78 yesterday in South Alabama and our high today will be whatever it was at midnight. It was 58 at 5 AM and it will drop into the upper 30's tonight.

I feel for all of you frozen up there.
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Wonder who the fool was that dreamed up "Polar Vortex".
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"The polar vortex was first described as early as 1853.[4] The phenomenon's sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) develops during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere and was discovered in 1952 with radiosonde observations at altitudes higher than 20 km.[5]

The phenomenon was mentioned frequently in the news and weather media in the cold North American winter of 20132014, popularizing the term as an explanation of very cold temperatures.[6]

A deep freeze that gripped much of the United States and Canada in late January 2019 has been blamed on a polar vortex. The US National Weather Service warned that frostbite is possible within just 10 minutes of being outside in such extreme temperatures, and hundreds of schools, colleges and universities in the affected areas were closed.[7] States within the midwest region of the United States had windchills just above -50F (-45C), which is colder than the frozen tundra and Antarctica. [8]"


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"The polar vortex was first described as early as 1853.[4] The phenomenon's sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) develops during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere and was discovered in 1952 with radiosonde observations at altitudes higher than 20 km.[5]



The phenomenon was mentioned frequently in the news and weather media in the cold North American winter of 20132014, popularizing the term as an explanation of very cold temperatures.[6]



A deep freeze that gripped much of the United States and Canada in late January 2019 has been blamed on a polar vortex. The US National Weather Service warned that frostbite is possible within just 10 minutes of being outside in such extreme temperatures, and hundreds of schools, colleges and universities in the affected areas were closed.[7] States within the midwest region of the United States had windchills just above -50F (-45C), which is colder than the frozen tundra and Antarctica. [8]"






So.........how long before the tropical vortex sets in? Im not patiently waiting.
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