Polar Vortex Splits Into U.S.-Chilling Rings

The polar vortex—the swirling winds above the arctic—has fractured into three rings that will spread freezing temperatures through the eastern U.S. in late January. What do you think?

“Oh good, I thought I was cold because I just walked through a ghost.”

Kit Pham • Scared Straight Coach


“On the bright side, think of how cool all those whirling vortexes are going to look on a weather map!”

Larry Sykes • Fashion Show Volunteer

“Looks like we’ve got a white Christmas in store after all!”

Soren Bean • Earplug Advocate