Climate Scientist Publishes Trends in 'Weather Whiplash' Events

Who hasn’t heard the somewhat sarcastic phrase “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”? Did you know there is now a term for this? They are called ‘weather whiplash’ events.

Many wonder if climate change is the reason we’ve had these day-to-day dramatic changes from hot to cold or cold to hot.

As a climate scientist, Cameron Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, gets asked this question a lot. Looking beyond just the average temperatures and statistical means, he decided to take a more analytical look at weather whiplash and add to a growing body of climate change literature examining temperature variability trends. Read the full story.

POSTED: Monday, January 17, 2022 - 12:11pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 14, 2022 - 3:06pm