Tuesday could be the coldest day in two decades in New Jersey, with gusty winds creating dangerous wind chills, according to experts. "If temperatures stay in the 11-, 13-degree range (Tuesday), I’m pretty confident in saying that that’s the coldest high temperature for a day since Jan. 19, 1994" said David A. Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist at Rutgers University. "Some of the coldest air on the planet has broken loose from the Arctic and had a pretty straight shot down into the northern Plains and has kind of made a left turn to head east," Robinson said Monday. "This is what we call a polar vortex that normally sits up in the Arctic and it’s just broken loose."
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