While they focus on the recent winter as being an example of this errant jet stream pattern and persistent ridges, they completely ignore an almost identical pattern in the winters of 1977/78 before global warming was even a funding twinkle in James Hansen’s eye.
In 1977, a nearly identical pattern set up with warmth in Alaska, drought in California, and cold in Florida. Arctic sea ice was near a peak at the time. (h/t Steve Goddard)
Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern
Global warming may bring more curvy jet streams during winter
SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2014…
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