Thirty Mile High Wave Encircling Earth to Break over North Pole on Christmas Day

Thirty Mile High Wave Encircling Earth to Break over North Pole on Christmas Day

The winter night that starts over the north pole in September causes a deep vortex to form around the north pole in early fall. By the 18th of December this year, the planet circling “storm in the stratosphere” was extraordinarily cold -115 ºF (-82 C) and winds today are as high as 220 mph (355 km/h) in the upper stratosphere where the atmospheric pressure is 1% of surface pressure (10mb). This monster storm that develops every fall above the weather layer has become more intense in the fall months with human caused global warming and ozone loss. This year has been no exception. However, as the polar vortex has become more intense in the fall it has also become more unstable in the winter months.

via Daily Kos Thirty Mile High Wave Encircling Earth to Break over North Pole on Christmas Day