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The term "polar vortex" resurfaced earlier in July when a cool airmass oozed southward from Canada. Through social media, the catchy classification again spread like a common cold.
By Monday or Tuesday, ABC7 Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff predicts the temperatures could drop more than 20 degrees below normal.
The pollen count was above 1,000 last weekend. A count of 75 is considered high.
Many residents are holding out hope that the unusually cold, harsh winter reduced the number of ticks, stink bugs and other pests that will be buzzing and crawling around this summer.
The region might, just might, have fewer stinkbugs to deal with in the coming spring and summer.
If you use natural gas to heat your home, it's probably been an expensive month: The cold weather has resulted in some broken records for gas usage in the area.
Know how bad you think flying has been so far this year due to the endless storms and the dreaded Polar Vortex? It's much worse than that. Much, much worse.
Area businesses are offering food and drink specials to keep you warm during the bitter cold weather in the region. Check them all out in our Live Blog and let us know if you hear of any.
Hi: 92 °F | Lo: 69 °F