The Kinked Jet Stream

July 24, 2015


It’s been hotter in Alaska this year than some parts of Texas. Scientists are calling it the Land Surface Temperature Anomaly and it makes general climate patterns look upside down.

The data, from NASA’s ‘Terra‘ satellite,  shows red as above average temperatures for the region and blue as below average temperatures during the same eight-day period last year.

Meteorologists have blamed a ‘kinked jet stream’ which is sending air masses in a more North-South direction rather than the usual East-West.

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