Snow, bitter chilly air, ice…? Yes, prepare yourselves for the first Polar Vortex of the season. However, this one looks like it’ll hurt. A lot.
Newtown Daily Voice reports that the Tristate area will deal with seriously awful weather in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Yep, so if you didn’t do any shopping for that big family dinner, stock up now. Or else that fresh bird will freeze in your hands as you walk to your car.
Plus, you may want to bump up your traveling schedule just in case.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey says that, basically, we’ll see the perfect conditions that’ll create this horrific weather:
“The clash between the arriving arctic air and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean could help instigate a major storm several days before Thanksgiving.”
So, here’s how this Polar Vortex will go down. Arctic air, which normally chills out in the Arctic Circle, could mix along the Atlantic Seaboard and create a monster storm. Basically, cold air meets warm water and, bam, they make a hellish baby. And, right now, it looks like it wants to bleed east and mess things up for us big time.
If you live closer inland, you’re more likely to deal with significant snowfall. If you live along the coast, prepare for wet, windy, and chilly weather.
Thankfully, this is just an early alarm because we’ll know more next week. Still, it’s best to prepare for the worst.
As for when the storm will hit, AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok predicts:
“There is the risk for the first major snowstorm somewhere in the Northeast during the period from Saturday, Nov. 18, to Tuesday, Nov. 22.”
What do you think. Will we see a major snowstorm by Thanksgiving? Or is this Polar Vortex nonsense already getting old?