The term polar vortex was so misused yesterday by the media. It always exists and usually is located over the pole. However, it is known to get displaced form the pole when the stratosphere warms causing it to split. There are numerous times where it has dropped down into America or Europe during a winter because of this. This time, it happens to have our area at ground zero. You can see the vortex below. This is at 5000 ft in the atmosphere.
Following my video, I still like the trends for a stormy return to winter after January 15th. More on that as the days go on. You can see the video on the post below.