A Polar Vortex is blown in the Northeast with record low temperatures, wind gusts and the ability to drop up to 12 inches of snow in New England.
The unusual weather on the east coast in May is getting nearly 100 degrees colder than the weekend weather on Mother’s Day on the west coast.
In addition, more than 100 record low temperatures can be broken in May this weekend.
The National Weather Service revealed on Thursday that the Northeast would see an unexpected drop in temperature if polar air blown from Canada.
States like New York, New Hampshire and Vermont have already seen snow this weekend as experts point to the abnormal climate.
Some New England states, including Vermont (pictured), got snow this weekend after a polar vortex was blown in from Canada
“The fact that it pushes so far south is unusual,” Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kine told the New York Post.
“It’s just Mother Nature that isn’t nice. She was nice for most of the winter because we didn’t have snow or anything, maybe she’ll get it. ‘
In addition, a second storm from Pennsylvania will help the polar vortex move further southeast.
The Northern Plains and Upper Midwest will see temperatures up to 25 degrees below normal seasonal weather, which is in the 1960s.
A map from the National Weather Service shows the strong temperature difference between the East Coast and the West Coast.
Death Valley, California, has a maximum of 110 degrees Saturday while Mt. Washington, New Hampshire will reach 10 degrees
“For those in the East … no, you’re not hallucinating … these are the actual predicted high temperatures on Saturday, May 9,” the NWS wrote on Twitter.
“Yes, May! Nearly a 100-degree difference in the United States between the expected lowest maximum on Mt. Washington, NH to the highest maximum in Death Valley, CA. ‘
On Saturday, Death Valley is expected to reach a scorching temperature of 110 degrees, while Mt. Washington has a low of only 10 degrees.
Likewise, Accuweather said the places in New England and even Atlanta, Georgia will be colder this weekend than parts of Alaska.
Fairbanks, Alaska, reaches a high of 79 degrees on Sunday and temperatures of 73 degrees in Atlanta.
A small portion of the Great Lakes is covered in ice due to the polar vortex entering the U.S.
“What a pattern in the United States! Look at that big jet stream over the eastern United States. In the West, it’s the complete opposite, the opposite, where we’re looking at record heat, ”said Bernie Rayno, AccuWeather’s Chief On-Air Meteorologist.
“It will be warmer in Alaska than in Atlanta, Georgia. That is something.’
While May is expected to bring sunshine after a chilly winter, temperatures in the Northeast will fluctuate between 40s and 30s for most states.
More than 100 record low temperatures in the eastern half of the United States are likely to be broken this weekend.
CBS News Meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli noted that cities like Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Washington D.C. were among those places.
In Washington, D.C., temperatures on Saturday drew closer to the record 33 degrees with a low of 36 degrees.
Nashville was also only six degrees from the record 34 degrees.
Pictured: A Ventusky map shows the cool temperatures in the eastern half of the United States on Saturday
In New York, some residents saw gusts falling in their backyards, and the NWS reported snow was falling in Central Park.
“Snow in Central Park! In May!’ They wrote. The Central Park Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) recorded snow. This breaks the record snow in 1977.
The late snowfall may have been helped by the chilly air coming from the Arctic Ocean.
“We should normally see temperatures this time of year well into the 1960s and noon, near 70s,” Kline said.
“This is exactly [the type of weather] you would see during the winter months and it is something that normally does not happen in may. “.
Parts of New York experienced snowfall on Saturday, including Central Park, which last snowed in May 1977
The National Weather Service reported that some snow fell in Central Park
Pictured: A photo from the National Weather Service shows cold air trajectory from the Arctic Ocean to the U.S.
‘Saturday is mainly the cold day of the weekend and temperatures will be moderate on Sunday. Sunday is by far the best of the two weekend days and this is how it should be with the arrival of Mother’s Day, ” said Kline.
Parts of New Hampshire will receive one to three inches of snow this weekend. Some see as much as six inches at the end of the day.
The Union leader New Hampshire reports that the state’s last snowfall this month was May 13, 1914. Residents saw an inch of snow.
The largest snowfall in May occurred on May 10, 1945, with 4.5 inches of snow.
Temperatures in New Hampshire will be between 10 and 15 degrees below average.
A photo shared on Twitter shows a resident’s terrace and chairs completely covered in snow.
The biggest snowfall in New Hampshire (photo) this month occurred in May 1945 with nearly five inches of snow
Parts of the east coast, including Washington D.C., can freeze and freeze
Vermont was turned into an icy wonderland this weekend when the city of Shaftsbury saw nine inches of snow on Saturday.
At least 20 states, including Vermont, are under a form of frost guard and frost warning.
Vermont has a high of 38 degrees and a low of 29. On Sunday, temperatures will rise to a warmer 51 degrees and it is even predicted to reach 66 degrees next Saturday.
Further to the left, the Great Lakes got their own snowfall, and a small portion – just 0.2 percent – is covered in snow.
The small amount is still surprising to weather experts who don’t expect to see winter weather when we lean towards summer.
Vermont is one of about 20 states to have frost and frost advice
Shaftsbury, Vermont has received nine inches of snow so far on Saturday
“In the middle of winter, multi-effect snow often organizes snow tires,” explains AccuWeather meteorologist Jake Sojda.
“When lake effect snow occurs in spring, the stronger sun disrupts the organization of persistent bands and produces more of a” cellular “effect, similar to thunderstorms in summer.”
He added that the snowfall, while less than the winter season, will still have an impact.
“But while the persistent multi-effect tires that bury communities in winter are not expected, very severe bursts of snow and gusts can quickly reduce visibility and cause rapid coating on some lawns,” he said.
Generally, Saturday carries most of the cool weather in the Northeast, but starts to recede after Monday.