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NOAA captures satellite imagery of a mid-latitude cyclone forming over the central US.

A bomb cyclone has impacted 25 US states, causing flooding, white-out conditions, and power outages — here’s what that is

The recent bomb cyclone moving across the US grounded 1,300 flights, left 84,000 homes without power, and killed at least one person.
Fluffy before and after her recovery.

A cat who was found frozen and buried under snow during the polar vortex has thawed out and made a full recovery

Fluffy the cat was brought into the Animal Clinic fo Kalispell, Montana, on January 31, when temperatures hit a low of 9F.
Photo by Scott Rokis.

In the midst of the polar vortex, 52 people completed this 135-mile ultramarathon in northern Minnesota— biking, skiing, and running through the...

In Minnesota, a crew of runners, skiers, and bikers decided the Polar Vortex was an excellent time for a 135-mile ultramarathon.
Women lounging in the snow after a blizzard in Washington, DC, in 1922.

13 vintage photos of major US snowstorms that’ll make you want to hibernate

The polar vortex is currently sweeping through and snowing on the nation. But it's not the first of its kind.
Candice Payne.

The woman who booked hotel rooms for 70 homeless people in Chicago during the polar vortex says she impulsively rented rooms on her credit card before...

Candice Payne said she impulsively charged 20 hotel rooms on her credit card after hearing that 70 homeless people were stranded with no heat.

A FedEx worker was reportedly found dead outside a delivery hub in Illinois as temperatures dipped below -30 degrees

A 69-year-old FedEx worker was found dead on Thursday outside a delivery hub in East Moline, Illinois, the ABC affiliate WQAD reported.
How the jet stream impacts the polar vortex.

The polar vortex engulfing the US has left 21 people dead. Here’s why events like this might be getting more common.

A record cold snap in the US has left 21 dead. Here's what makes these polar-vortex events so dangerous and why we may see more of them in the future.
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 composite image showing a NOAA satellite image of the polar vortex over the US on Wednesday, and a man in Chicago taking a picture at frozen shores of Lake Michigan.

The polar vortex ravaging the US with extreme cold has killed at least 21 people

Deaths have been recorded in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois, where temperatures in some places have plunged to their lowest recorded levels.
Frank Lettiere's eyebrows and eye lashes are frozen after walking along Lake Michigan's ice-covered shoreline as temperatures dropped to -20 degrees F (-29C) on January 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

The US is suffering through a polar vortex. Paradoxically, we may have global warming to thank for that.

The US has been hit with frigid temperatures. But the frequency of these polar-vortex events might be increasing due to climate change.