May 29, 2019

Record Cold, Snow, Flooding and Tornadoes: Why the Midwest and Plains Have Been Most Extreme Weather Regions in 2019

Kansas City, MO
Bartlesville, OK
USA
by
Chrise Dolce
,
The Weather Channel
The general jet stream pattern which has brought heavy snow, flooding rain and tornadoes to the central US. so far in 2019. Credit: The Weather Channel
The general jet stream pattern which has brought heavy snow, flooding rain and tornadoes to the central US. so far in 2019. Credit: The Weather Channel

The Midwest and Plains have been the epicenter for extreme weather since January.

A persistent jet stream pattern has been responsible for heavy snow, flooding rain and tornadoes.

The year began with extreme cold which was triggered by a split of the polar vortex.