>Major March Heat Wave Set To Smash Multiple US Records, Major Pattern Change For Europe

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In Today’s Blog

Latest USA Discussion @ #USA
Looking And Feeling More Like Summer From Plains East Through Next 7-10 Days

Latest UK-Europe Discussion @ #UK-EUROPE
EXPERT DISCUSSION: Consequences Of Worsening Drought Later In Spring May Lead To Nasty Heat This Summer!

Today’s Global Weather Headlines

US Latest

Blistering March Heat Wave Set To Grip This Week From Plains To East Coast

The cities of Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC, Philadelphia & Newark ALL may hit an astonishing 80 degrees this week!

West Weekend Major Rain, Snow Potential
ACCUWEATHER.COM

Afternoon Hail, Gusty Thunderstorm Threat from D.C. To New York
ACCUWEATHER.COM

West Weekend Major Rain, Snow Potential
ACCUWEATHER.COM

Louisiana Deluge!

15 inches of rain floods Louisiana homes, roads
MSNBC NEWS

Heavy Rains From Two Systems This Week Will Help Californian Drought

Drought-Helping Rain and Snow for California
THE WEATHER CHANNEL

Europe Latest

A Flattening Out Of The Jet Stream Over Europe This Weekend Onwards Means A
Moderation In Western Warmth, EasternCold!

Thursday’s highly amplified upper pattern over Europe, note the strong ridge in the west, deep trough in the east!

After a few weeks now of persistent Azores high pressure dominance over the UK/Ireland down into France and persistent troughiness over the eastern continent where cold air has drained south from the arctic into Russia, the overall pattern looks to see, finally, a flattening out of this wavy pattern and this means a breaking down of the persistent western ridge and eastern trough. These two areas have brought opposites in the temperature departures with persistent 5-10C above normal over the UK, 5-10C below normal over Russia now and for the first time in weeks, it appears this weekend into next week sees a much more fluid, free flow of west to east Atlantic air. For the first time, there will be nothing to block ocean air from finally reaching Moscow and their eastern neighbours. This means a proper thaw for the European Russians and the warmest temps in many weeks.

As for the UK, the ridge breaks down and so we turn more unsettled with weather systems allowed to sweep in off the Atlantic, pulling cooler air in, perhaps we may actually get some below normal temperatures finally, even some snow?

Now here’s next Monday! Notice the big ridge and trough is gone and the isobars and colours run west to east! Gone is the ‘amplified’ jet orientation and this setup allows Atlantic air to flow all the way across Europe

Concerns Continue Growing From Spain To The Midlands of England Over Drought Conditions

Parts of the UK affected by drought
BBC

Graphic courtesy of the Daily Mail

Australia Latest

Two Areas To Closely Monitor Of Australia For Cyclone Development, One Already Named Lua

Australia Facing Two Cyclone Threats
ACCUWEATHER.COM

Autumnal heat grips southern states
THE WEATHER CHANNEL (AUS)

THE EXTREMES OF THE DAY

TODAY’S US EXTREMES
COURTESY OF ACCUWEATHER

HIGH: 91° at Laredo, TX
LOW: 15° at Grand Canyon, AZ

TODAY’S UK EXTREMES
COURTESY OF THE MET OFFICE

HIGH: 60° (15.3°C) at Tredegar Bryn Bach Park (Casnewydd)
LOW: 33° (0.7°C) at Ravensworth (N. Yorkshire)

TODAY’S EXTREMES HERE AT MY HOUSE

HIGH: 51°
LOW: 43°

Thanks for reading.
-Mark

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