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A polar vortex hits Slinger

posted Feb 27, 2019, 11:04 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Chloe Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 27th, 2019

Do you remember the polar vortex that gave us almost a week off of school? Well, for that you have to thank climate change. While you were inside sleeping until ten o’clock under five layers of blankets, outside the wind was swirling and snow was landing on anything it could find.

The northern polar jet stream is partially controlled by the vast temperature differences between the North Pole and the equator. Since the North Pole is warming up due to climate change, the closeness in temperature is causing the jet stream to become more uneven and unpredictable, causing the major temperature differences. Due to the closeness in temperature this causes the jet stream to cause a wavy line around the globe instead of the straight line it usually forms. This allows cold air to move south and warm air to move up.

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