Sunday, April 14, 2019
As Winds Start To Growl
Late last month, wind patterns over the North Pacific and North America resembled a screaming face.
The Arctic was as much as 7.7°C or 13.86°F warmer than 1979-2000, while in parts of Alaska the temperature anomaly was at the top end of the scale, i.e. 30°C or 54°F above 1979-2000.
On April 14, 2019, wind patterns over the North Atlantic resembled a growling face, as highlighted by the red ellipse on the image.
Temperatures over Greenland were as high as 14.9°C or 58.7°F at 1000 hPa at the spot marked by the green circle.
On the left, the image shows winds at 250 hPa dipping over the U.S., enabling cold winds to descend deep down over North America.
Temperatures in Colorado that day were as low as -13.5°C or 7.6°F, as illustrated by above image.
The map below shows the jet streams stretched out from North Pole to South Pole, while the jet stream is also crossing the Equator over the Pacific Ocean.
Meanwhile, Arctic sea ice extent remains at a record low for the measurements at ads.nipr.ac.jp for the time of year. As the image below shows, Arctic sea ice extent was 12.9 million km² on April 14, 2019.
The situation is dire and calls for comprehensive and effective action, as described at the Climate Plan.
• An infinite scream passing through nature
• Arctic Warming Up Fast
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