We are about to have a big storm here in Boston. My favorite part of the forecast discussion:
“Cross sections show potential for tropopause fold and gravity wave formation SE of i-95 midday Sun, as conditions appear favorable for stratospheric intrusion in this region.”
Sounds like that pseudo-science they toss about in sci-fi TV shows.
Captain! Long range sensors indicate a stratospheric intrusion!
“Woo Wow,” Snowy cries “Might that create the potential for a tropopause fold?”
Tompson! Engage the gravity wave!