Brrr, Santa: Get Ready For A Bitter Cold Holiday Season

  • The intense cold will arrive in North America in two waves, as atmospheric energy moves it along through northeastern parts of Asia and into the northwestern part of North America next week.
  • “By early next week, the atmospheric energy bringing the cold will dive south out of the Gulf of Alaska and into the Pacific Northwest,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham.
  • “This could be one of the most extreme air masses that is observed all winter across portions of the north-central U.S.,” says Buckingham.
  • From there, the bitter cold will expand into the central and southern Plains and Midwest during the second half of the week, with the East getting a taste by the end of the week and next weekend. The cold will have staying power, lasting beyond Christmas.


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