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Jet Stream heading to CA

at record speed of 250 mph



From Stephanie Relfe

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18 Jan 10 - A video at www.weather.com says the jet stream is bringing 5 major storms to California this week at 200-250 mph. 

That seemed awfully fast to reader Stephanie Relfe, so she looked on Wikipedia (here) to learn what the normal speed is.

It says: "Wind speeds vary according to the temperature gradient, exceeding 92 kilometres per hour (50 kn), although speeds of over 398 kilometres per hour have been measured.[

"398 km/hr is 247 mph!,"  says Stephanie. "So we have five storms being brought to California at RECORD JET STREAM SPEEDS!"

Evacuations recommended against flash floods and “murderous mudslides” at
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/2010-01-18-California-weather_N.htm

 

Here's an article that confirms Stephanie's words:

"
The jet stream, a band of wind in the upper atmosphere, might normally move at roughly 150 mph this time of year," National Weather Service forecaster Tom Dang said.

"It's screaming up there right now," he said Friday. "This is incredibly potent stuff."

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100116/A_NEWS/1160319/-1/NEWSMAP

 

 

 



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