Cold Front

Chicago during the Polar Vortex
Chicago during the Polar Vortex (Photo credit: akasped)
I have been monitoring the "polar vortex" that is presently swooping the US . So what is a polar vortex?

According to Wikipedia definition
"A polar vortex (also known as a polar cyclone, polar low, frigid twister, or a circumpolar whirl ) is a persistent, large-scale cyclone located near either of a planet's geographical poles. These cold-core low-pressure areas strengthen in the winter and weaken in the summer".

Kennon Road near Camp 7, Baguio City with tran...
Kennon Road near Camp 7, Baguio City with transport busses (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I can quite relate as i presently live in a mountainous area where temperatures have recently dropped to 11 degrees Celsius. Though this is a far cry from the negative temperatures in the areas hit by the vortex. At 11 deg Celsius, i have to have at least three layers of garment and a pair of socks to keep me warm inside my home during the daytime.

Having lived for about 16 years in various countries in Africa , i miss the warm climate of Mombasa and the dessert sun of Egypt. I do think my body functions well in a tropical or warmer place.

The cold places where i had lived where Madagascar and Shenzen where it really gets cold during the winter months. Port Said , where i lived for 6 years gets cold during winter but easily managed.

The best thing about my current mountainous city is , i get to have hot coffee and hot pandesal ( local bread).
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