Photo: Jet Stream Shifts May Spur More Powerful Hurricanes



A plume of moisture associated with the jet stream hits the U.S. West Coast as a second storm approaches from the west in this image taken February 1, 2000.

Earth's jet streams—high-altitude winds that influence storm direction—may be changing due global warming, possibly paving the way for more powerful hurricanes to form, a new study says.

Image courtesy NOAA


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