yes, the last few days where very chilly down here in South Carolina, we broke the record from 1924.
The 2014 North American cold front—or popularly, polar vortex—is an ongoing extreme weather event affecting parts of Canada and the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, extending as far south as Central Florida. An Arctic cold front, initially combined with a nor’easter on January 2, left heavy snowfall and broke coldest temperature records throughout the United States, leading to company, school, and road closures and mass flight cancellations. Altogether, roughly 187 million people were affected in the U.S., along with nearly every Canadian east of Alberta.
The term “polar vortex”, when used for the effects of a large cold front like this, is misleading and a misnomer. The polar vortices are circulations that exist over both poles at all times. This event does not refer to the formation of a new polar vortex, but to the movement of the permanent Arctic polar vortex.
What did you do to stay warm?
We bundled up. Luckily our Winter break was until Tuesday, so the kids had their first day back to School with a 2 hour delay. Can’t have the kids standing at the bus stop with this frigid temperatures.
We kept out thermostat on the cooler side, about 65 during the day and 60 for the night. Our electricity company had a few problems and quite a few had lost the electricity. So they asked everyone to “tone” it down. We watched movies and had quite a few cups of tea and hot coco. Cuddled up on the couch with some extra blankets.
so let’s see what Zibbet has to offer for those cold days!