Minnesotans are experiencing Probably The Coldest New Year’s Eve Since 1973. Arctic cold air has returned to the almost entire country and Arctic Cold Outbreak to Last into the First Week of 2018 in the Plains, Midwest and East until early next year 2018. This has been the coldest season so far! Last year we had similar arctic outbreak in Minnesota around second week of December.
Very interesting book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by Matthew Walker, PhD, Drector of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. In an interview, Dr Mathews warns that most of us don’t get enough good sleep offers strategies for getting enough sleep. ∞
This year we are experiencing very warm weather in Twin Cities, Minnesota. For the last two weeks we have above normal (50s) temperature. This trend appears to be national as reported in a news report ‘Fast-forward spring’: America’s February warmth is extreme, and it’s just getting started in Washington post (February 15, 2017).
This week Minnesota, Midwest and much of US is diving into bitter cold waves of air generated by a phenomenon call ‘Polar Vortex‘ (low pressure in cold air surrounding the poles). The temperatures are expected to be in single digit to subzero on some days with windchill reaching lower than -20F.