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Summer 'polar vortex' giving us cooler temperatures

 
Summer 'polar vortex' giving us cooler temperatures
Posted July 15th, 2014 @ 12:18pm by WTVN Newsroom

WILMINGTON, Ohio (WTVN) -- Some parts of Ohio may see record low high temperatures over the next couple of days. It's thanks to a shift in the jet stream that's allowing colder air from Canada to drop into the state.

Highs are expected to only top out in the low to mid 70s with night-time lows in the 50s. 

"It will be borderline but we will be close to some records," said Andrew Snyder, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Some of the records date back several decades with some even going back to the late 1800s. Snyder says it's really odd to see these temperatures with forecasts of plenty of sunshine in the forecast.

While the jet stream is allowing cooler air to pour into Ohio, it's also allowing hot air to flow into the western United States.

"It's kind of like a roller coaster. You're going to have hot bubbles and cool bubbles," Snyder said.

National Weather Service records for lowest high temperatures in Columbus are: Tuesday - 66 set in 1945, Wednesday - 70 set in 1892, Thursday - 73 set in 1925.

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