arctic air

arctic air

[¦ärd·ik or ′ärk·tik ′er]
(meteorology)
An air mass whose characteristics are developed mostly in winter over arctic surfaces of ice and snow.
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Because of this week's arctic air, most of our customers turned up their thermostats to keep warm and the result will be higher heating bills," said Darren Brady, PSE vice president of customer services.
The heat will come as a welcome break from the Arctic air which caused a miserable end to the school holidays.
Arctic air will take over at the weekend with temperatures touching freezing and Paul added: "This could be our coldest spell of the winter so far and is likely to last until Tuesday or Wednesday.
The storm will influence the jet stream and atmospheric patterns across the Northern Hemisphere that will likely bring the year's first round of arctic air into the regions," portal (http://earthsky.
Repeated waves of Arctic air have put a strain on heating systems in the Southwest.
Robert Vick, 42, of Hartford told the clerk he wanted to turn himself in and escape the arctic air, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned that a "mammoth dome" of arctic air pressure would start to "consume" the eastern two-thirds of the country on Tuesday and would result in a "paralyzing ice storm" in Georgia and North Carolina.
Clients who avail themselves of Northwestern Arctic Air charter flights experience no waiting in hours-long check-in lines to be "patted or stripped down.
At the meeting, organized by the NIEHS and the Alaska Area Native Health Service, Andrew Gilman, director of Health Canada's Office of Sustainable Development, noted that although the AMAP reports described relatively low levels of hazardous substances in the Arctic air, water, and food web compared to other geographic areas, those levels cannot be dismissed as insignificant because of the reliance of indigenous peoples throughout the Arctic on a diet of fish and marine and terrestrial mammals, which ingest and bioaccumulate environmental contaminants such as persistent organic compounds and heavy metals.
No more swampy swamp coolers or arctic air conditioners--the key to summer dining is a breezy patio, good food, and great music.
But on October 27, a deadly mass of arctic air began to descend from Canada onto the high plains.
Todd Crawford, "While the late January pattern will be characterized by more frequent visits from Arctic air masses, our objective model guidance suggests that the recent pattern flip to a northeastern Pacific ridge may be temporary, possibly driven by the recent strong pulse of the Madden-Julian Oscillation.