As PolarVortex retreats, California readies for storm
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - As the US Midwest and East Coast thawed out from days of bitter, deadly cold, Californians on Friday (Feb 1) battened down the hatches ahead of a fierce winter storm carrying heavy rains and high winds that could touch off urban flooding and mudslides.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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More than 20 dead in US polar vortex, frostbite amputations fearedNEW YORK: Tens of millions of Americans on Thursday (Jan 31) braved Arctic-like temperatures as low as -49 degrees Celsius that paralysed the ...
Polar vortex 'just sort of evaporates' and US Midwest warms upCHICAGO (REUTERS) - The polar vortex that locked the US Midwest in sub-zero weather and led to the deaths of at least 21 people will give way to milder, snow-melting temperatures this weekend.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Polar vortex delivers Arctic blast to US Midwest, bringing record-setting coldCHICAGO (REUTERS) - A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex brought record-setting cold to a wide swath of the United States on Tuesday (Jan 29), stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Bitter cold in US Midwest: What is the polar vortex and why is it so cold?CHICAGO (REUTERS) - Meteorologists have blamed a phenomenon called the polar vortex for the bitter cold that has descended on much of the central and eastern United States this week, forcing residents to huddle indoors, closing schools and businesses and cancelling flights.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Frost bite in 5 minutes: Cold hard facts about the polar vortex that has hit USCAMBRIDGE (NYTIMES) - The polar vortex is bringing dangerously low temperatures to a wide swath of the Midwest, forcing schools and universities to close and leading the governors of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin to declare emergencies.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
'I'm cold and I'm afraid': US Midwest homeless brace for frigid temperatures as polar vortex hitsCHICAGO (NYTIMES) - As temperatures in Midwestern cities plunged to levels colder than parts of Antarctica and officials warned people not to step outside even for a few minutes, Mr Tony Neeley stood on a downtown Chicago street corner on Tuesday (Jan 29), wearing wet sneakers and clutching a hand warmer packet in each of his bare hands.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
‘Once-in-a-generation’ polar vortex hits US ; those affected face high risk of instant frostbiteThe US Midwest is freezing to death due to what meteorologists call a “once-in-a-generation” polar vortex, thereby putting people at high risk of instant frostbite.
Some hardy Chicagoans brave polar vortex to get to work, help othersCHICAGO (DPA) - Armed with steaming hot coffee and hand warmers, multiple socks and layer upon layer of thermal gear, residents across the Chicago area steeled themselves against an arctic surge that gripped the upper Midwest on Wednesday (Jan 30) as dangerously cold conditions brought the city and suburbs to a near-standstill.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Polar vortex to grip US Midwest with most extreme cold in a generationCHICAGO (NYTimes) - Two of the most dreaded words in a Midwestern weather forecast - 'polar vortex' - returned this week, promising life-threatening low temperatures that could shatter records and plunge much of the region into its deepest freeze in decades.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
European stocks retreat as traders brace for China-US talksLONDON: European stock markets slid on Monday (Jan 28) on jitters over looming high-level trade talks between China and the United States that ...