The 2014 polar vortex forecast predicts the remains of Typhoon Nuri will bring snow and freezing cold weather across much of the central and eastern USA by next week, dropping temperatures to levels more typical of January than November.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, the 2014 polar vortex caused Niagara Falls to freeze over, although it turns out this may have happened over one hundred years ago.
Typhoon Nuri is now in Alaska, but it's set to bring snow and freezing temperatures to much of the United States. Typhoon Nuri has already brought 50-foot waves and and hurricane-strength winds to the Aleutian Islands, likely causing cold and icy air to descend into the central and eastern parts of the United States.
The polar vortex 2014 is predicted to make the rest of the U.S. very cold in the coming days. NOAA has said that "the coldest weather of the season is expected to arrive by early next week."
"Given the amplifying ridge in the West and trough in the East, much of the nation east of the Rockies is expected to see a major pattern change by the beginning of the work week. Over the Great Plains and Upper Midwest, a stronger cold front moving southward from Canada will begin to deliver much colder weather and winter-like conditions. The coldest weather of the season is expected to arrive by early next week for the northern Plains and Montana as a massive arctic surface high begins moving southward. Significant snowfall is increasingly likely for parts of the northern Rockies and northern Plains as this front moves southward, where winter storm watches and winter weather advisories are currently in effect."How would a typhoon in Alaska cause such drastic weather change? A typhoon could change the path of jet streams over North America to bend, bringing cold weather with it, is what AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Anderson told USA Today.
"When a typhoon curves away from Asia, it causes the jet stream farther to the east across the Pacific and into North America to buckle days later,"Snow will hit the northern parts of the Midwest, the Plains and the Rockies. Cities such as Chicago and St. Louis will see temperatures reach highs in the 30s. And while the East Coast and the South could get their fair share of cold temperatures, too, this weather pattern will bring some bursts of warm air to the West.
In Great Falls, Montana, the high temperature is predicted to be 17 degrees F on Tuesday, compared with the normal high of 42 degrees F, reported CBC News. The forecast for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a high of 26 degrees F, which is about 11 degrees below normal. High temperatures in Minneapolis will only reach around 21 degrees.