polar high

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polar high

[′pō·lər ′hī]
(meteorology)
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When it's pointed west, California gets flooding rains, and when it's pointed east, it can interact with cold polar highs to produce snow, freezing rain, and lots of IMC.
These Canadian cold fronts are followed by polar highs that originate from Yukon or the Northwest Territories, moving southeast across the central or east United States and weakening, absorbing themselves into the semi-permanent Atlantic high pressure.
A cold polar high, high pressure or ridging aloft, and higher air mass humidity than normal are more likely to create these patterns.