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Georgia Institute of Technology

Winter Blockings Map

Caption: This map shows the percent change in winter blockings relative to the long-term average. Blocking patterns favor more frequent movement of cold air masses to middle and lower latitudes, leading to increased heavy snowfall in Europe and the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States.

Credit: Georgia Tech/Jiping Liu

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