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Amazing cold outbreak continues

My meteorologist and climatologist friends have been posting one story after another about the extreme cold weather we have experienced in the past day.  Today many areas set records for low maximum temperature, and some record lows were set.  Tomorrow morning, many more record lows are expected to be broken….
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Impacts of the strong Arctic air flow

The current outbreak of cold air that has moved into the Southeast from Canada is blowing strongly outside my window tonight, dropping temperatures quickly to near-freezing levels.  This outbreak is so strong that it has produced a “Tehuantepecer” or flow across Mexico from the Gulf of Mexico into the Pacific…
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Find the cold front

Here is the 4 pm temperature map from the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network: And here is the surface analysis at the same time: Can you find the front on the temperature map?  Cold fronts mark the boundary between warm air in place and the cold air that is advancing…
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Global wind map shows massive storm in the North Atlantic

Even though the storm system hitting the eastern US today is pretty strong, it pales in comparison to the massive low pressure center south of Iceland in the northeast Atlantic Ocean today.  For a great picture of the streamlines of wind across the North Atlantic, go to https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-56.44,38.74,563 and watch…
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