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A graphic showing high temperatures forecast for Sunday.

The frigid polar vortex that killed 21 people is on the way out — and temperatures are due to spike by up to 80 degrees

The polar vortex is ending, and temperatures will rapidly rise. But the thaw creates new problems, and some areas could get winter weather next week.
A boat collides with a rail bridge near the Corning Preserve and floats down an icy stream toward Albany, New York, on January 25. A dangerous "polar vortex" is set to bring historically low temperatures to large parts of the US this week.

The frigid ‘polar vortex’ cold snap engulfing the US is so bad it can give people frostbite in 5 minutes

Some 220 million people, or 75% of the continental US population, are expected to face below-freezing temperatures this week.
Santorini, Greece may be less crowded during winter months.

13 underrated warm-weather destinations for the holidays

Here are some unique warm-weather places to visit during the holiday season if you want to enjoy gorgeous weather without dealing with the crowds.
US Marine Cpl. Nicholas Adams, a crew chief, aboard a MV-22B Osprey during Trident Juncture 18 at Vaernes Air Base, Norway, November 1, 2018.

NATO is hosting its biggest war games since the Cold War amid rising tensions with Russia — but the alliance is training to deal with a much old...

NATO is conducting exercise Trident Juncture in Norway as it refocuses on operating in Europe and on dealing with the conditions they'd face there.
U.S. Marine with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit posts security at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 17, 2018, during Exercise Trident Juncture 18.

This is how US Marines will take the fight to Russia in the Arctic

About 90 US Marines landed in Iceland for a mock air assault and cold-weather training before they head to Norway to begin the large-scale NATO war games known as Trident Juncture 2018.
US Marines brace for an explosion during a breaching exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 1, 2018.

The Marines are preparing for a potential ‘big-ass fight,’ and they may soon be spending more time in Alaska

The US military's reorientation toward great-power competition has led to more training for operations in extreme conditions. For the Marine Corps, that means spending more time in the northern latitudes, training to fight in frigid conditions.
It's going to be snowy and very cold.

Here’s when the ‘bomb cyclone’ will hit, how cold it will be, and how much snow will fall on the East Coast

New York, Philadelphia, and Boston are all under winter storm warnings starting early Thursday morning.
Ice from the breath of Gail Davis forms around her face as she exercises by walking outside in Minneapolis, January 8, 2014

The cold weather ‘bomb’ headed for the East Coast may be the ‘worst you’ve ever seen,’ according to a meteorologist

The US Northeast will experience some of the coldest temperatures in decades on Friday and Saturday. Snow isn't the problem — it's the frigid temperatures.