US: Storm Frank In Atlantic To Help Recast Polar Atmosphere For January

Written by on December 29, 2015 in United States of America, Winter 2015/16 with 0 Comments

The pattern is beginning to turn and get very interesting indeed. Recall the record tying North Pacific storm from a week or so ago, well it looks as though Storm Frank is about to do the same in the North Atlantic. So why am I telling you about a storm heading for Iceland in a US post?

Not only is Frank going to go from 969mb to below 93omb within 24 hours but it’s the huge influence it will have on pumping heat from the tropics into the Arctic.

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This powerhouse storm is riding the separating boundary between deep trough over Greenland and the strong ridge over Scandinavia and with nowhere to go but due north, that injection of heat into the polar region means a huge large scale height rise and flip coming.

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Check out the CFSv2 weekly 5-day mean 500mb height anomalies and see the flip.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

EPS Control day 0, 5 and 10 day snap shots.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

This will make for a very different January to December that’s for sure.

See today’s video for the discussion.

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