No, it’s not related to climate change

With arctic winds and cold temperatures headed for much of the Midwest and Northeast United States this weekend, many people have begin to talk about the infamous polar vortex.

Thursday saw temperatures below zero across the Upper Midwest and in places like Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, according to the Weather Channel, and a second round of the chill is headed for the Northeast starting on Friday. A messy storm of snow and freezing rain will also move in this weekend, the National Weather Service predicts, covering areas from the Rockies to the Mid-Atlantic states.


Source: Abigail Abrams, Time