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Polar Vortex

Author(s): Gregory L Vogt, EdD

US East Coast on January 6, 2014

Frontal system along the US East Coast, with clearer skies associated with the polar vortex behind the front.

This image was captured by NOAA’s GoES-East satellite on Jan. 6, 2014, at 11:01 a.m. EST (1601 UTC). A frontal system that brought rain to the coast is draped from north to south along the US East Coast. Behind the front lie the clearer skies and bitter cold air associated with the polar vortex (http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/polar-vortex-enters-northern-us/#.UswdTRmnyr8).