I was affected by a weakening of the polar vortex in my neck of the woods... it was like an early spring, kind of. We've never called it a polar vortex though. I'm wondering where that term came from. We just always called it winter... Having been spoiled by that spring like weather when he had temps above zero, I'm looking forward to an early spring. And I can't help but share in a wee bit of Mary's enthusiasm!