Cities alter weather for thousands of miles downwind, study finds

Daily Climate: Had a slushy ski trip to the mountains this winter? The nearest big city might be to blame. A region's weather can be swayed by the nearest big city, even if it's 1,000 miles away, according to new research. Scientists found that the heat streaming from major metropolitan areas can widen the jet stream and tweak other workings of the atmosphere, according to the study, published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Many of the northern hemisphere's cities lie directly under major atmospheric......

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