giant ‘waves’ in the sky are wreaking havoc on our weather, study says

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Daniel Swain in The Mendocino Voice: Winter Dry Spell Forecasted to Continue Well into February

It’s been a dry winter in Northern California, and meteorologists are forecasting a continuation of this trend for at least the next couple weeks.  As explained by Daniel Swain, a climate scientist and meteorologist who runs the excellent Weather West Blog, the culprit is a “ridge” of high pressure off the coast of California that is pushing the jet stream north, and keeping moist air from reaching the state.