This article discusses an interesting anomaly in global warming. Snow-covered beaches? Chilly iguanas? Despite warming temperatures in much of the world, winters in the Southeast have grown colder in recent decades. What??!!
According to a scientific study published this month, the Southeast’s colder winter weather is part of an isolated trend, linked to a more wavy pattern in the jet stream that crosses North America. That dipping jet stream allows arctic air to plunge into the Southeast. Scientists call this colder weather a “hole” in overall global warming, or a “warming hole.”