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The Freezing Polar Vortex Is God’s Punishment For Not Believing In Global Warming Say Weather Experts

by | 5th, January 2014

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EVER hear of a Polar Vortex?

A “polar vortex” will affect more than half of the continental US, starting Sunday and into Monday and Tuesday, with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama. The vortex is an anticlockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air, and is behind the startling forecast: -25F (-31C) in Fargo, North Dakota, -31F (-35C) in International Falls, Minnesota, and -15F (-26C) in Indianapolis and Chicago.

Colder weather is coming.

How bad is it going to get?

“A person not properly dressed could die easily in those conditions,” said NWS meteorologist Scott Truett in St Louis, describing the expected wind chill in Missouri at daybreak on Monday.

Well, he’s the expert. Bundle up.

Universe Today  has more on what a Polar Vortex is:

Polar vortices represent a key element in the planet’s atmospheric dynamics but they are not hurricanes. “Hurricanes are caused by moist air rising into the atmosphere,” says Pierre Drossart, Observatoire de Paris, France. In addition, they require the  Coriolis  force the interplay between the circulation of the atmosphere and the rotation of the planet to whip them up. But the Coriolis force is inefficient for driving vortices at the poles and on Venus it is virtually non-existent anyway because of the planet’s slow rotation: the planet rotates just once every 243 Earth days.

Instead, a polar vortex is created by an area of low air pressure that sits at the rotation pole of a planet. This causes air to spiral down from higher in the atmosphere. Polar vortices are common structures and can be found at the poles of any planet with an atmosphere, even Earth.

Can it be blamed on…global warming? Yes, says one organ:

Global warming: After the snow… a ‘polar vortex’: U.S. braces for the coldest temperatures in 40 years after blizzards ground 5,000 flights

 

Ice from breaking waves coats a house along the shore in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday.

Daily Kos :

If the planet is warming how can it be so damn cold out there, in the winter?

Well the connections are complex, but they are not unfathomable (to science and physics literates.)

Andrew Freedman:

Sudden stratospheric warming events take place in about half of all Northern Hemisphere winters, and they  have been occurring with increasing frequency during the past decade possibly related to the loss of Arctic sea ice due to global warming . Arctic sea ice declined to its smallest extent on record in September 2012…

Sudden stratospheric warming events occur when large atmospheric waves, known as Rossby wavesextend beyond the troposphere where most weather occurs, and into the stratosphere. This vertical transport of energy can set a complex process into motion that leads to the breakdown of the high altitude cold low pressure area that typically spins above the North Pole during the winter, which is known as the polar vortex.

She gives it the full squint:

She says it’s warming:

 

And there there is the Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Professor of Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary, who manages to turn the warming and cooling into a religion:

Hell is normally depicted as a “lake of fire,” as in Revelation 20:10. This week in the Midwest, however, Hell is likely to look more like lakes of ice, as dangerous cold from a polar vortex,  brings “wind chills [that] could hit 50, 60 or even 70 below zero.” The Great Lakes will likely freeze over and prolong an already very cold winter.

This is the chilling effect of global warming…

 

Ice from breaking waves coats a house along the shore in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday.

 

Is it God’s judgement?

This dangerous cold is a

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