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The Jet Stream

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    image from NOAA

    The jet stream is a band of very strong wind  high up in the atmosphere. It is created at the boundary between hot and cold air masses.


    Do you know when the jet stream is over your area? How does the jet stream impact your community?

    View this interactive to see how the jet stream works.