How Fluctuating Wind Patterns are Causing Extreme Weather

June 23, 2014 2:46 PM

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Persistent droughts out west. A colder than normal winter in the east. Torrential rains in the midwest over the past few days. What’s causing all the weird weather? Turns out, it’s the wind.

A new study published over the weekend in Nature points the finger at fluctuating wind patterns far above the Earth’s surface.

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