Brutally Cold Outbreaks in Our Climate Casino

Brutally Cold Outbreaks in Our Climate Casino // Dec 30, 2021

Brutally Cold Outbreaks are part of our Weather Weirding, Weather Wilding, and Weather Whiplashing in our Climate Casino.

Although we usually focus on extreme weather as being heat domes, droughts, torrential rains leading to massive flooding, and wildfires, we often forget about chilling cold domes.

Essentially, the jet stream is totally FUBAR (a military acronym for Fuc#ed Up Beyond All Recognition (see that famous line in the excellent movie Saving Ryans Privates).

The Arctic Polar Vortex air has essentially moved southward over the western part of Canada and the US, and been displaced in the Arctic by warmer air.

Temperatures in Alaska reached record highs, while temperatures in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan reached set record lows.

Yes Virginia, it is all part of abrupt climate system change.
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About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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