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The Polar Vortex Is Back03:44

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is reporting that last month was the second-warmest January on record across the globe. But today, new records are being set - record lows.

The Siberian Express has arrived and brought frigid temperatures along with it. Winds from Russia have traveled across the North Pole, sending temperatures to record lows.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at Weather Underground, about the cold temperatures being felt from New England to the Deep South.


This segment aired on February 20, 2015.

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