It depends on what news outlet one listens to, some say it is returning while others disagree about a summer polar vortex possibly showing up next week. Regardless, if it does make a rare July appearance, it should not be terrible. The coolest the weather is expected to get next week is somewhere in the higher 40’s to middle 50’s during the night, stated meteorologists. It was about this time last year that high temperatures across the United States were in the mid to upper 80’s, and the country was just about to enter a chain of days where they would run into the middle to high 90’s.
In contrast to that, by the first part of next week, temperatures will be around the low 70’s, at best in various parts of the U.S., but this weather event is mainly aimed at the Midwest. This is around 15 to 20 degrees below what is considered normal, explained the National Weather Service. They claim it is coming because of a midsummer version of the polar vortex, which was the occurrence which caused the temperatures last winter to fall below zero so many times.
Andy Foster, who works as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, stated that it may feel like autumn next week, with highs only reaching the upper 60’s to low 70’s. This temperature drop is due to a profound area of low pressure pushing chiller Canadian air farther to the south than normal.
Jeff Masters, who works as a director of meteorology for Weather Underground, explained that the prior hard, long winter is also somewhat to blame. Each meteorologist also declares that “polar vortex” in probably not the top phrase to use when discussing just exactly what Is going on.
Masters stated that a better phrase might be “polar air outbreak.” He added that air was coming down from northern Canada which was heading south. However the cooler seasonal temperatures are not going to affect how cold or warm this upcoming winter might be and it also has very little to do with global warming.
One single weather event such as this does not tell scientists anything about climate change. It is only a single weather event. When researchers discuss either global warming or cooling, they are talking about something that is long term. It actually is not that rare to see a couple days of colder weather happen in July, added Masters. No weather authorities are expecting any temperatures across the U.S. to break any low records.
Apparently numerous people are looking forward to lower temps coming. Some were enjoying a bit early as on Friday there were people taking off from work, and others heading out for picnics and toward the beach. Notwithstanding all the polar forecasts, no one appeared to be donning jackets.
It depends on what news outlet one listens to, some say it is returning while others disagree about the possibility of a summer polar vortex showing up next week. Regardless, if it does make a rare July appearance, it should not be terrible. The coolest the weather is expected to get next week would be somewhere in the higher 40’s to middle 50’s during the night, stated meteorologists.
By Kimberly Ruble
Chicago Sun Times