COSEE Ocean Systems: News
February and March madness: How winds miles above the Arctic may have brought wintry weather to mid-latitudes
Description: Spring hasn't come quickly enough for many of us who feel battered by the wild winter weather over the past couple of months. Multiple nor'easters brought feet of snow to the northeastern U.S., while severe cold and winter storms punished portions of western Europe. What is the cause of this meteorological madness? Readers may be surprised to know that part of the answer may be found high in the atmosphere above the Arctic in connection with a phenomenon known as the stratospheric polar vortex. [Source: NOAA]
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Source: NOAA
Publish Date: 4/27/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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