Hey eastern U.S. residents and climate change deniers, pull your head out of your ass and open your eyes! GLOBALLY, JANUARY 2014 WAS THE 3RD HOTTEST ON RECORD!
By all accounts, weather during January of 2014 was freakish, extreme and odd. The eastern half of the US suffered from severe, though brief cold snaps along with a train of extreme weather stemming from two strong polar vortex collapse events. The western half of the US suffered from extended drought and unusual warmth as California, at the epicenter of dryness, found itself fighting major wildfires during winter.
Both sets of extremes were strongly influenced by a powerful high amplitude wave in the Jet Stream that funneled warm, dry air into the Western US and stormy Arctic air into the Eastern States. A weather condition that, according to scientists such as Dr. Jennifer Francis, stems from an ongoing build up of Arctic heat and a related erosion of northern polar sea ice.
(University of Washington model projection for Monday, February 24 shows strong west-coast blocking pattern with powerful warm air…
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