The scary words surrounding the great East Coast snowstorm – bombogenesis, bomb cyclone – aren’t the worst ones you’ll hear. That’s because another Polar Vortex is right behind (around?) it.
First, there’s the snow: snow is blanketing the Northeast today accompanied by wind gusts as strong as 60 mph. That’s more than enough to tie up interstates, delay flights, and cause power outages all along the storm’s path. Very real threats.
And that’s not the worst of it. The Polar Vortex – a swirling patch of cold air that should be living over the Arctic region – is coming.
Temperatures will continue to dip for over the coming days, which means people will work their heating units even harder. Which means electricity, natural gas, and heating oil will be in demand – high demand.