How Does the Jet Stream Change through the Year?
ES1906  Location of the Jet Stream in Summer and Winter

The two images below show the locations of the jet stream during the middle of winter (February 1) and the middle of summer (July 15). The concentric circles are latitude lines, spaced 10 degrees apart.

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Jet stream location on February 1

 

NOAA
Jet stream location on July 15

5. On February 1, at what latitude do you find the fastest part of the jet stream over North America?








 

 

 

 

 





6. On July 15, at what latitude do you find the fastest part of the jet stream over North America?


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