polar vortex

In “Dante’s Inferno,” the first part of the “Divine Comedy” written by Dante Alighieri in the early 1300s, the ninth ring of hell, in the author’s imagination, is frigid and encased in ice. I know he’s not credited with discovering the New World, but I think Dante must have left Italy sometime during his life [...]

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The recent cold in Minnesota and across the nation, according to weather forecasters, was the result of a “polar vortex.” The polar vortex is circulation of strong, upper-level winds that normally surround the northern pole in a counterclockwise direction — a polar low-pressure system, according to online information from meteorologist Brandon Miller. These winds tend [...]

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