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An Arctic Blast Isn’t a “Blast” at All!

An Arctic Blast Isn’t a “Blast” at All!

As of January 8, 2024, many weather services have confirmed a series of below-zero temperatures throughout most of the United States. In addition to these cold temperatures, several blizzards, storms, and tornadoes varying across the country have been predicted. An arctic blast is a series of cold air masses that originate from the Siberian part of Asia. These air masses get pushed into the North Pole, and as a result, cross into the United States. The recent warm temperatures, specifically in the Southeastern states, made it possible for the blast to create many storms and tornadoes. 

The remainder of the states, however, have to deal with large amounts of snow, or with the temperatures the blast brings. Preparing for weather like this is important; make sure you have proper supplies and a possible cover spot or escape route in case you are caught in a storm or snowed in. Additionally, make sure you and other people around you know what you have planned out. After the storms pass, if there’s still snow, you can treat yourself to a snowman or some sledding; the possibilities are endless as long as there’s no storm in the way.

Sources: 

https://twitter.com/NWS/status/1744797089463226835?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/2/5/arctic-blast-barrels-into-us-canada-threatening-record-lows#:~:text=An%20Arctic%20blast%20is%20defined,into%20the%20lower%20United%20States”.

https://iemaohs.illinois.gov/content/dam/soi/en/web/iema/preparedness/documents/severeweatherpreparedness.pdf

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Maksym Sierak, Staff Writer
My name is Maksym Sierak, a current senior at TPHS. I play the trumpet in the school band and took part in last year's spring musical. I was also featured in last year's literary magazine. Alongside that, I’m also a part of the National Honors Society. I joined the Newspaper Club because I’m looking to further improve my writing skills, as well as get to know more people in the school.

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