Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Longer Weird Weather - whatever it is.


More weird-ass weather on the way.  
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A new scientific study has identified that weird-ass weather will continue pretty much from now on.  I don't have the immediate link, but I will get it.  However, here are the details.
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Because the Arctic (and the poles in general) have warmed faster than anywhere else, the difference between temps at the poles and the temperate areas are less than ever.  This major differential is what kept the Jet Stream in place.
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What this means is that the Jet Stream may now meander without a force to push it back into place.  What does this mean?  New weird weather (be it torential rains in England or crazy snow in the North East or drought in California) will stay longer than ever.
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Next year it may be snowy again OR hotter than ever OR the drought may move into the mid-west.  But whatever it is, it will stay longer than ever, because the mitigating effect of Jet Stream is reduced.
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And this is what we mean by unknown unknowns.

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