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Originally posted by Painterz
Yes, I'd agree it is something to do with the jet stream being so wonkified. You noticed the weather forecasters sometimes mention it as being responsible for all the weird weather? But then it gets forgotten about again?
"The loss of Arctic summer sea ice and the rapid warming of the Far North are altering the jet stream over North America, Europe, and Russia. Scientists are now just beginning to understand how these profound shifts may be increasing the likelihood of more persistent and extreme weather."