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Jul
23

The same jet stream anomaly that is pushing much of the unusual weather in the Northern…

The same jet stream anomaly that is pushing much of the unusual weather in the Northern Hemisphere is causing havoc in the Arctic.

The scorching Arctic heat wave and massive burning has been set off, once again, by a high amplitude northward bulge in the polar Jet Stream and related ‘heat dome’ high pressure system resting just beneath the bulge. As you can see in the below image, provided by the California Regional Weather Service, this particular heat bulge extends past the 80 degree North Latitude line, nearly reaching the North Pole. This extraordinary upward sweep in the Jet has completely compromised the polar vortex, allowing hot air to build far north and pass deep into the Arctic Ocean environs.

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Arctic Heat Wave Re-Intensifies Over Central Siberia Setting off Rash of Tundra Fires
(Image source: NASA)   Over the past week, temperatures have been building throughout Central Siberia. A broad swath of heat pushed thermometers into the upper 70s to upper 80s (with isolated …

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