Polar Vortex Giving Way To Spring Like Temperatures (2/1/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

It's a cold morning across the Midwest and Northeast, according to U.S. Today

Not record-shattering cold, though.

After days of stunningly bitter winter weather that sent temperatures plummeting as low as 56 degrees below zero, paralyzed airline and rail travel, closed schools and businesses and suspended mail delivery in nine states, the worst of this polar vortex invasion is over.

At least 16 people have died as a result of the cold and snow.

While morning temperatures were still near zero across a wide swath of the nation – including Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, and Burlington, Vt., – the forecast for Friday and into the weekend was downright balmy.

“I don’t think there’s ever been a case where we’ve seen (such a big) shift in temperatures” in the winter, said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the Weather Underground firm. “Past record-cold waves have not dissipated this quickly. Here we are going right into spring-like temperatures.”

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