Another polar vortex is set to smack the US this year. I wonder how Al Gore is taking this. Check it out…
An explosive storm that has surpassed the intensity of Superstorm Sandy is set to batter Alaska’s Aleutian Islands over the weekend and bring freezing temperatures and snow across the U.S.
The massive storm, with hurricane-force winds and waves 50 feet high, potentially could be one of the most intense to ever hit the North Pacific, weather service forecaster Brian Hurley warned.
After ravaging the small western Alaska islands, the weather system, named Typhoon Nuri, is expected to push cold air into much of the lower 48 states next week, forecaster Bob Oravec said.
High temperatures in Minneapolis will only reach the upper 20s, and mid-30s are expected in Chicago – more than 15 degrees below normal for this time of year.
Snow also is coming to areas including the northern Rockies and northern Plains.
‘It looks like winter’s starting early,’ Oravec said.
The storm is the result of Typhoon Nuri – which is moving northeast from off the Japanese coast – as it mixes with cold air and the jet stream, giving power to produce high-speed winds.
It could arrive in the Western Alaskan Islands in hours before weakening in the Bering Sea, the National Weather Service said.
Read more: Daily Mail