rainfall http://wkms.org en Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity http://wkms.org/post/wild-weather-tied-unusual-jet-stream-activity There has been a lot of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere this year, including the recent torrential rains in Colorado, flooding in Europe, bitter cold in Florida and a heat wave in Alaska. And scientists say all of it is related to some odd behavior by the powerful air currents called the polar jet stream.<p>The jet stream is "this ribbon of very fast moving winds that's high over our heads," says <a href="http://marine.rutgers.edu/~francis/">Jennifer Francis</a>, a research scientist at the Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:43:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 35152 at http://wkms.org Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity High Rainfall Keeps TVA Electricity Prices Down http://wkms.org/post/high-rainfall-keeps-tva-electricity-prices-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Tennessee Valley Authority is pumping out a record amount of electricity from it's hydroelectric dams along the Tennessee River and its tributaries. &nbsp;The free power source along with the wettest year in nearly two decades is saving TVA 10 % on its July fuel bills.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:31:50 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 32762 at http://wkms.org High Rainfall Keeps TVA Electricity Prices Down Temporary Closures at LBL Including Turkey Bay OHV Area http://wkms.org/post/temporary-closures-lbl-including-turkey-bay-ohv-area <p><em>From Press Release:</em> Land Between The Lakes (LBL) received excessive rainfall throughout the day Saturday leading to extremely saturated soil conditions that caused the temporary closure of Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area, as of April 29th, until further notice. Turkey Bay management will re-evaluate trail conditions as the weather improves.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:32:54 +0000 Matt Markgraf 31139 at http://wkms.org Temporary Closures at LBL Including Turkey Bay OHV Area Feast or Famine for Rainfall in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/feast-or-famine-rainfall-kentucky <p>Last year was Kentucky&rsquo;s wettest on record going back to 1895, bringing widespread flooding to some areas last spring.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:41:48 +0000 Associated Press 18230 at http://wkms.org Feast or Famine for Rainfall in Kentucky