The Arctic Streak

By now, you’ve probably heard of the polar vortex. But how about the Arctic streak?

I just made that up, based on the animation above of GOES weather satellite images showing water vapor in the atmosphere streaking out of Canada from the northwest, down across the Upper Midwest and toward East Coast. I think it’s a pretty good description of that elongating, well, streak.

This clipper system ushered in an extraordinary dome of high pressure and bone-chilling Arctic air, which will be a

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