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Impacts of the strong Arctic air flow

The current outbreak of cold air that has moved into the Southeast from Canada is blowing strongly outside my window tonight, dropping temperatures quickly to near-freezing levels.  This outbreak is so strong that it has produced a “Tehuantepecer” or flow across Mexico from the Gulf of Mexico into the Pacific…
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Find the cold front

Here is the 4 pm temperature map from the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network: And here is the surface analysis at the same time: Can you find the front on the temperature map?  Cold fronts mark the boundary between warm air in place and the cold air that is advancing…
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Global wind map shows massive storm in the North Atlantic

Even though the storm system hitting the eastern US today is pretty strong, it pales in comparison to the massive low pressure center south of Iceland in the northeast Atlantic Ocean today.  For a great picture of the streamlines of wind across the North Atlantic, go to http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-56.44,38.74,563 and watch…
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Temperature map shows big changes coming

  This surface temperature map and weather analysis shows the changes that are coming to the Southeast as the next cold front passes.  On this map from Chris Robbin’s Facebook page, you can see the cold air behind the advancing cold front, which is just to the west of Mississippi. …
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