The Perfect Storm
- May 26, 2021 5:16 am GMT
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In the middle of February of this year, in the US, the jet stream dipped particularly far south into the continent causing what would become a catastrophic winter event. The fast moving, high level air flow stretched from Washington to Texas and brought with it, a polar vortex with icy cold air across the country, spawning many snow storms in its wake.
There followed a record series of low temperatures throughout Texas, with the mercury falling to lower than that of Alaska in winter.
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