Looking down towards the Himalaya Mountain range, we see there has been a trend of increasing warm temperature anomalies. The mountain range is one of the ideal spots for stratospheric warmings, as air is easily provoked to be forced up and into upper levels of the atmosphere. It was in the past several weeks that we saw a sudden stratospheric warming originate from the very same mountain range. While we are at the end of February and it would take a month to see this warming propagate down to the surface, the stratosphere does not effectively 'shut down' for the winter until well into the spring and into summer. Until then, stratospheric warmings are still on the table.