Blame air currents for the East Coast’s warm spell, and also climate change
Reversed air currents, and climate change, are contributing to this week’s record-breaking temperatures on the East Coast.
The US East Coast has been unusually hot this week, breaking temperature records from Boston to Washington, DC. But what’s causing this sudden warm spell?The answer has to do with the air currents in the atmosphere, according to Mark Chenard, a meteorologist at the Weather Prediction Center in College Mark, Maryland. Most of the time, winds in the atmosphere flow from west to east; this is call...
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