Wind exists in all levels of the atmosphere, but most notably at the surface and in the upper levels. While we’re used to hearing about the surface winds associated with storms, fronts, and more gradual changes in the weather, we might not pay as much attention to those upper level winds, which are referred to as the jet stream. Within the jet stream, there are areas of faster wind called jet streaks.
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