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Originally posted by kimish
reply to post by kdog1982
The warming period will cause the cooling period because eventually the jet stream could stop or something like that.
Many states in America are experiencing the warmest winter on record for over 40 years. Blossoms in the nation's capital are blooming and snow has not been seen across the majority of the U.S this winter. Yesterday, most states were experiencing temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. In Washington, D.C., where temperatures neared 70 degrees Fahrenheit, cherry trees are budding weeks early and the scene on the National Mall looked as though it could have been early May. Though some admit to being concerned about global warming, they admit they're enjoying it.
Last year, both the AO and NAO were in their negative phases, with low pressure near Iceland and high pressure off the coasts of Portugal and Spain. That "blocked" the Atlantic, Weber said, preventing weather systems from moving smoothly from west to east. Instead, kinks developed in the jet stream, causing weather patterns to meander. And that led to all sorts of extreme weather conditions, including moist air in the north, cold air in the south and lots of hurricanes. This year, on the other hand, the AO and NAO are positive, a situation that favors a strong and uninterrupted flow of air from west to east over the northern half of the country. And since the air is predominantly dry as a result of La Niña, precipitation is simply not falling across states in the north and west. Read more: www.foxnews.com...