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Airline Weather Shocks Come Faster Than Ever as Climate Changes

Extreme weather is no longer exceptional, and that’s forcing changes at some of the world’s most diligent storm trackers: airlines. Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an …

Jet Stream Detour Leaves Midwest Farmers Drenched, Canadians Dried Out

North American farmers are stuck between a flood and a dry spot, and there is little immediate help ahead. Two high-pressure ridges have trapped the jet stream between them, forcing it into an unusually stagnant S-path in which it gathers …

California Storm Could Dump Snow on the Northeast if Jet Streams Collide

A storm that’s swinging into southern California could end up blanketing New York and the rest of the Northeast next weekend, ending Boston’s snow drought, tying up traffic and halting air travel. That’s if everything comes together in just the …

Kink in Jet Stream and Climate Change Spur Extreme Weather

Kinked, buckled, stuck or stalled, it doesn’t matter how you describe it, the jet stream – the ribbon of wind that circles the Earth – is doing strange things. The calamity list includes wildfires across Scandinavia, Greece and California, record …

Artic Blast Chills Much of U.S.

A year after a brutally cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex – which was treated like a northern invasion by the media and as a conquering hero by children impressed by its power to close schools …

Weather Extremes Tied to Jet Stream

Lately, the jet stream isn’t playing by the rules. Scientists say that big river of air high above Earth that dictates much of the weather for the Northern Hemisphere has been unusually erratic the past few years. They blame it …