Category Archives: Vortex

Study: Weather pattern changes cause regional weather extremes

From the University of Exeter  and the depart of ‘climate not mentioned’ comes this bit that fits in with what most operational meteorologists already know: the circumpolar vortex is a strong influence on weather events. Regional weather extremes linked to … Continue reading

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John Holdren’s ‘personal’ Bi-Polar Vortex video

OSTP rules Holdren’s video released by the White House was “personal opinion” and therefore not subject to Data Quality Act. Guest essay by Sam Kazman  Back in January, in the midst of one incredibly cold winter, John Holdren, Director of … Continue reading

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Finally A Real Scientific Consensus – Everyone Agrees That The Recent Displaced Polar Vortex Wasn’t Caused By Global Warming

Image Credits: Soft Pixel – – By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” For anyone who was witness to the absurdity of the recent warming makes it cold meme, it should come as no surprise that even ardent Catastrophic … Continue reading

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When Does A Displaced Polar Vortex Become A Split Vortex?

By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” As discussed last week, the Northern Stratospheric Polar Vortex appears to have been displaced in January and now it appears to be splitting into two discrete lobes, i.e. see the image above with two … Continue reading

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A Displaced Polar Vortex and Its Causes

By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” If you aren’t familiar with Stratospheric Polar Vortexes, you can get acquainted here, here and here. “A strong link exists between stratospheric variability and anomalous weather patterns at the earth’s surface. Specifically, during extreme … Continue reading

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It’s The Circumpolar Vortex Not The Polar Vortex And Other PR Deceptions

Note: the image below is an animation, on some browsers you may have to click on it to get it to animate. Above: Image from Unisys showing the circumpolar vortex during the last big outbreak and decay in the CONUS. … Continue reading

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NASA: High-Altitude Haze and Vortex At South Pole of Saturn’s Moon Titan

PASADENA, Calif. — Images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, signs that the seasons are turning on Saturn’s largest moon. “The structure inside the … Continue reading

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