*Stratospheric warming UPDATE* The warming phase is about to start this week. It will compress the Polar Vortex, reduce the core power and disconnect it from the troposphere!

The new stratospheric warming phase is set to start this week. It will greatly reduce the strength of the stratospheric polar vortex. Considering that we will be in February by then, the polar vortex will not recover to previous strength. The animation below shows the stratospheric polar vortex forecast, at 5mb level (~35km altitude), where … Continue reading *Stratospheric warming UPDATE* The warming phase is about to start this week. It will compress the Polar Vortex, reduce the core power and disconnect it from the troposphere!