A Warm Arctic May Make the East Coast Colder – the Jet Stream

This article discusses how a warming Arctic may make the East Coast colder, because of the changes to the jet stream. Here’s a quote from the article:

“Rapid Arctic warming is affecting weather patterns farther south,” …  winter outbreaks of cold Arctic air are driven by a warming Arctic that is in turn weakening the jet stream.

The jet stream, a ribbon of strong wind in the atmosphere, travels along the boundaries between hot and cold air and brings weather with it.”

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