Freak storm in North Atlantic to lash UK, may push temperatures over 50 degrees above normal at North Pole – The Washington Post

Noth-Atlantic

GFS model shows huge storm over Iceland early Wednesday and a massive wind field covering much of the Northern Atlantic. (WeatherBell.com)

By Jason Samenow December 28 at 2:33 PM

The vigorous low pressure system that helped spawn devastating tornadoes in the Dallas area on Saturday is forecast to explode into a monstrous storm over Iceland by Wednesday.

[Nature’s
startling contrast: Tornadoes torment Texas; Blizzard buries
New Mexico
]

Big Icelandic storms are common in winter, but this one may rank among the strongest and will draw northward an incredible surge of warmth pushing temperatures at the North Pole over 50 degrees above normal. This is mind-boggling.

And the storm will batter the United Kingdom, reeling from recent flooding, with another round of rain and wind.

Computer model simulations show the storm, sweeping across the north central Atlantic today, rapidly intensifying along a jet stream ripping above the ocean at 230 mph.

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