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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Early next week, the weather will be cool as a cold Arctic air mass will pass over the country.
Arctic air and the teeth-chattering wind chill will make it seem like -20C in exposed areas north of the border and -10C on high ground in the north of England.
WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (KUNA) -- At least 12 people have been killed in the record-breaking frigid arctic air that hit the US Midwest and swept into the Northwest, media reports said Thursday.
The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from GB, hit many parts of the mountains including Northern Areas Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The warning follows an ice warning for North Wales earlier in the week as Arctic air moved in.
Notice the KC Metro will be right in the heart of a very cold Arctic air mass.
A BLAST of Arctic air will see temperatures drop this week, bringing an end to what has been a mild January for most of the UK.
Arctic air will blast some areas, with temperatures dropping to -10C.
Britain is braced for "reservoir of cold Arctic air" which will cause a sudden blast of wet and windy weather - and lead to increasing chances ofsnowfor the festive period.
by Paul Hooper BRRRITAIN got its first taste of winter yesterday after Arctic air swept down and deposited a blanket of snow over higher ground.
A few flakes of the white stuff were spotted in the city centre as shoppers faced a blast of Arctic air coming to the UK.