Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Exciting Weather when the Plumes come a calling
Our recent Toronto weather is what happens when there are no high-energy plumes drifting over us. All 'weather' comes from these plumes. Right now we are in our sun-driven 'natural weather' for March -- good for maple syrup. The Sun drives us above freezing in the day, and below freezing at night. The Great Lakes moderate the temperature.
But the East got a mere twig of a big Atlantic plume, and they have a monstrous Nor-Easter. Very exciting. And now Britain gets the full brunt of it. They'll get their equivalent of a nor-easter as it sucks in all the cold Arctic air.
Although each individual plume is 'weather', the overall intensity and number of them is climate. They are driven by ocean currents. Anyway, 'nuff said.
ps. extremely cold weather in the eastern States. Natural gas is in demand and will drain the reserves. But no earthquakes in Oklahoma right now because it is too cold to handle the freshwater frack waste.