How Does the Jet Stream Change through the Year?
ES1906  Locate the Current Position of the Jet Stream

You've seen that jet streams mark the boundaries between air masses. These boundaries are called fronts, and they are where most major storms form. The positions of the jet streams are important because they tell us where these storms are likely to form and the paths they will probably follow.

There are many excellent Web sites featuring maps of current weather conditions, including the locations of the jet streams.

  !   Click the links below to explore some of these sites.


NOAA Surface Weather Maps and Satellite Images

Color-enhanced satellite images with current surface weather conditions.

Links to additional maps and information about jet streams:
Current Images and Animations
Northern Hemisphere Maps
Southern Hemisphere Maps
Weather Map Symbols

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