Via the Washington Post:
November was abnormally mild in the United States, and snow was nowhere to be found. But winter has come on with a vengeance in December’s second week.
Two pieces of the polar vortex have broken away from the Arctic region and will swirl through Canada, drawing frigid air into the Lower 48.
The first pool of bitter cold air has already plunged into the Upper Midwest and will reach the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Thursday and Friday.
The second wave of punishing cold will crash into the Northern Plains on Saturday and Sunday before lifting over the Great Lakes on Sunday and Monday.
The back-to-back blasts will cause temperatures to drop to 20 to 40 or more degrees below normal in affected areas. Although the cold is expected to set just a few records, many areas will experience some of their coldest December weather in several years.
In between these two Arctic blasts, a sprawling storm system will develop in the Rockies and charge across the nation between Friday and the weekend, spreading snow and/or mixed precipitation from Denver to Washington and points north.
Some of the heaviest snow over this busy travel weekend is expected between Minneapolis and Buffalo.
This is just more ammunition for the idiot climate change deniers who confuse weather with environment.
Meanwhile, about an hour’s drive south of here…
Yes, it’s worth putting up with the humidity in the summer.