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  • Upper level wind forecast for Dec. 10, 2014
    The Polar Vortex Goes on Vacation
    As noted in earlier articles (see list of suggested links below), the, “Polar Vortex” is a semi-permanent fixture at high latitudes in both northern and southern hemispheres. Last winter, part of the vortex moved southward and took up...
  • A summery version of the polar vortex
    A summery version of the polar vortex
    Just when you thought it safe, the “polar vortex,” has returned for a summery rendition. Not quite as chilly and intense as its wintery cousin, this polar vortex has primarily targeted the northern tier from the Dakotas eastward. The...
  • Upper level wind forecast - Jan. 21, 2014
    The polar vortex returns
    If you liked the polar vortex earlier this month, then you’ll definitely like its return this week. Although the polar won’t be quite as far south or quite as cold, it will still make its presence felt. By the way, the only thing of...
  • Old Man Winter keeps a watchful eye on Planet Earth
    Is the polar vortex linked to climate change?
    ALERT: This is a weather-torial. The opinions expressed here are mine alone.Although it has retreated to high latitudes, the so-called “polar vortex” remains in the news. The real “vortex” remains locked in place near the...
  • The polar vortex is the prime suspect in the case of the recent arctic outbreak
    The polar vortex is the prime suspect in the case of the recent arctic outbreak
    If you watched many TV weathercasters report during the first week of January 2014, you heard explanations about how the polar vortex, and its associated pool of bitterly cold arctic air, controlled the weather across the eastern two-thirds of...
  • Polar RC3 GPS Sports Watch
    Polar RC3 GPS Sports Watch
    Polar has stepped up their game with their entry into the GPS sports watch market. The RC3 GPS is designed for recreational runners and cyclists who are looking for more information and guidance than the more general Polar fitness models provide ...
  • Discover the Polar RC3 GPS sports watch
    Discover the Polar RC3 GPS sports watch
    Polar’s feature-heavy RC3 GPS sports watch is a useful tool for any recreational runner or cyclist looking to increase their fitness and performance. Through analysis, feedback, and training tools, RC3 GPS can guide you to your peak. This...
  • National Geographic Photographer, Paul Nicklen
    National Geographic Photographer, Paul Nicklen
    In the video below, I interview award-winning National Geographic photographer, Paul Nicklen, at his home in Vancouver Island, British Columbia via Skype. Known for his incredibly powerful wildlife photography, often in the Polar regions, as well...