Pineapple Express : Common Atmospheric Phenomenon
Over the past two weeks, California and other parts of the West Coast have been hit with a series of what meteorologists call atmospheric rivers.
- Forecasters have said that the rain arriving in California on January 12 is being caused by a true Pineapple Express a specific example of a common atmospheric phenomenon that resembles a conveyor belt for moisture.
- Pineapple Express is a specific example of a common atmospheric phenomenon known as atmospheric rivers.
- These rivers in the sky, also known as rivers in the sky according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are long, narrow regions in the atmosphere that transport most of the water vapor outside the tropics.
- They carry a lot of moisture enough water vapor to equal or sometimes exceed the average flow of the Mississippi River at the point where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico.