Polar vortex chills the state


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North Texas is experiencing its coldest weather in years due to something called a “polar vortex.” The image above explains what this means.

Julia Vastano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Texas is known for its wide spectrum of weather.  From crazy cold to hot and humid, it can go from near 80 degrees to freezing cold overnight. But the first day back at school was no ‘normal’ crazy weather day as temperatures dropped into the teens with a wind chill that reached 0 degrees; making for the coldest day since February 2, 2011.

On Sunday, Jan. 5, brutally cold and bone chilling air moved into most of the central U.S. in what is called a “polar vortex”.  However, with the cold front lacking precipitation, there’s is no danger of ice.

In Lucas, the weather was even colder than in Alaska in the early hours of Jan. 6, as shown on the WFAA Twitter account. When it reached a temperature of 15 degrees, it was 32 degrees in Anchorage.