Still nearly no rain in San Jose! Meanwhile, storms have socked the rest of the country. What gives?
The Polar Vortex hovering over the Midwest and East Coast is linked to a stubborn ridge parked off the West Coast, yielding mostly sunny skies here and record lows elsewhere, says Professor Alison Bridger, chair of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science.
Why is this happening? Could it be global warming? Graduate students and faculty members here are studying underlying factors.
This is an excellent example of applied weather research which would have direct applications to we citizens in that it would explain and demystify extreme weather phenomena,” Bridger writes.
Learn more from the California State University system’s only meteorology department.