Almost any dedicated weather enthusiast knows that during the summertime, jet streams and weather systems retreat northward, leaving the United States under relatively quiet weather patterns dominated by features like the Bermuda high and the southwest desert low. But just what happens up north? For this issue, we head north to Alaska and the Yukon and look at the same weather charts used by Alaskan and Canadian forecasters.
TIM VASQUEZ is a former Air Force forecaster and author of Digital Atmosphere, a weather forecasting software program. He lives near Norman, Oklahoma, where he keeps busy as a weather consultant and software developer.