Much Colder Pattern Setting In For Start Of 2016 Over Midwest, East

Written by on December 30, 2015 in United States of America, Winter 2015/16 with 0 Comments

It’s been a rather challenging day on the road with various road closures due to flooding and so this post will be brief.

Hate to keep going on but this month has been pretty amazing. Not a December that will be fondly remembered¬†by an Eastern snow lover but one who hates the cold, snow and ice, well you don’t get much of a better December than the one just ending.

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Rainfall has been incredible at times. Take the last few days in Missouri.

Floodwater from the Bourbeuse River surrounds a McDonald's restaurant, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Union, Mo. Flooding across Missouri has forced the closure of hundreds of roads and threatened homes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Floodwater from the Bourbeuse River surrounds a McDonald’s restaurant, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Union, Mo. Flooding across Missouri has forced the closure of hundreds of roads and threatened homes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Of course it’s been quite different Out West, above normal snowfall has blessed much of the Intermountain West and it’s certainly been a great month for the drought areas, especially the Pacific Northwest where the snow is all but wiped out thanks to the parade of lows.

December will be long remembered in US weather history as a cold and snowy West while it flirted with summer-like conditions east of the Mississippi.

Storm Frank in the Atlantic has injected the arctic with an unusual surge of warm air which has sent North Pole temperature to 0C. This will help rebalance the temperature ledger with a colder January in prospect.

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GFS 2 metre temp anomaly snap shots shows the below normal spreading east as heights build into Alaska over the next 5 days.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

WILL HAVE MORE INCLUDING A VIDEO TOMORROW.

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