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Arctic Blast Set to Arrive Next Week

An unusually cold blast of air is forecast to hit the area next week, courtesy of typhoon Nuri. The remnants of what was once a super typhoon, and potentially the strongest storm of the year, will cause the jet stream to buckle across the nation sending arctic air our way. While the storm has weakened, it is still expected to pose a threat to Alaska with strong winds and highs waves heading into this weekend. In fact, the impacts will be felt thousands of miles downstream as the storm disrupts the flow of our jet stream. The air flowing out of this storm will energize the jet stream and heighten the chance of extreme weather across North America over the next one to two weeks. Forecast models suggest strong ridging across the west coast which will lead to warm and dry conditions. On the flip side, as the jet buckles, cold air will plunge into the Midwest and points south. By next week Tuesday, high temperatures are only expected to reach the 30's. A chilly forecast that's expected to last through the following weekend. While this doesn't necessarily mean we are in for another bitterly cold winter, it's sending unusually cold air our way, with temperatures easily ten to fifteen degrees below average, something we haven't felt since last April. Bundle up!

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