Polar Vortex now spinning in reverse

… What kind of damage do you have to do to the Earth to get the Polar Vortex to reverse direction?

intercst

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Doesn’t seem to be concerning, according to the link: “these reversals aren’t all that unusual. While the strength of the reversed winds has attracted attention, this is not the first reversal this year.”.

JimA

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The polar vortex changes direction as the pole goes from winter 24hr darkness to summer 24hr daylight. The change in sunlight is smooth over the days, but the winds and temperatures make sharp jumps. Sometimes things switch back and forth before the transition settles down.

Climate.gov has a nice two paragraph summary and this chart.

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https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/polar-vortex/last-hurrah-polar-vortex

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So, the article in the OP is typical media weather hysteria? Anyone surprised?

Steve

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