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North American pattern looking likely to turn from mild to cold in time for Christmas…

Written by on December 14, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
North American pattern looking likely to turn from mild to cold in time for Christmas…

It may be a mild pattern now across a large portion of the continent but the models are seeing the return to a colder, snowier pattern east of the Rockies as we approach Christmas. In fact much of the continent goes from red to blue within the next 2 weeks. Notice in the GFS ensemble […]

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WU: Damp and Cool November; Second-Wettest Autumn in U.S. History

Written by on December 10, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Damp and Cool November; Second-Wettest Autumn in U.S. History

Bob Henson  ·  December 7, 2018, 3:47 PM EST Six eastern U.S. states joined Texas in slogging through their soggiest autumn in records going back to 1895, according to monthly and seasonal data released Friday by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Every state from the Great Plains to the East Coast, except […]

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US Cold pattern gives way to mild at the expense of Record Texas snow, Carolinas up next?

Written by on December 8, 2018 in United States of America with 1 Comment
US Cold pattern gives way to mild at the expense of Record Texas snow, Carolinas up next?

A trough of cold, dense air covers a large swath of the US from Texas to Atlantic. A significant storm system is tracking east on the southern edge of this trough through the southern tier this weekend bringing a mix of heavy rain, sleet, snow and freezing rain. There are reports that Lubbock, TX has […]

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First -50F on it’s way to Alaska while Lower 48 warms?

Written by on December 6, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
First -50F on it’s way to Alaska while Lower 48 warms?

As we head into mid December the pattern is shifting. After the weeks of warmth up in Alaska and cold across much of the Lower 48, we about to see a switch with +AO/NAO. The big flip comes this weekend into next week as heights crash over AK/N Pacific while Pacific winds begin to sweep […]

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US Winter opens with damaging Illinois tornado, heavy snow from Nebraska to Wisconsin, Now Arctic air invades!

Written by on December 3, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US Winter opens with damaging Illinois tornado, heavy snow from Nebraska to Wisconsin, Now Arctic air invades!

The latest low crossed the central US over the weekend with a distinct warm and cold sector. Heavy snow fell in a swathe from Nebraska to Wisconsin while further south and east, warm, humid air fueled severe weather  as far north as Illinois. Don't know how I missed this while editing video. The Beardstown, IL […]

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November 2018 becomes snowiest on record for parts of Midwest & Northeast, Coldest since 2014

Written by on November 29, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
November 2018 becomes snowiest on record for parts of Midwest & Northeast, Coldest since 2014

November 2018 is hands down coldest since the benchmark November of 2014. While 2014 may have been colder than November 2018, several Midwest cities and some spots over New England have seen their snowiest start to a season or snowiest November on record. For the season to date, it’s been the snowiest since the big […]

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100+ year old Thanksgiving & November cold records fall from Nunavut to New York

Written by on November 27, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
100+ year old Thanksgiving & November cold records fall from Nunavut to New York

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the coldest November arctic outbreaks descended upon the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Not only was it the coldest Thanksgiving day/night for many, it was also the coldest weather ever recorded in November. In order to break monthly cold records which have stood 100+ years, Canada needs to have an expansive […]

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US December 2018 Outlook

Written by on November 24, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US December 2018 Outlook

From earliest snow as far south as Galveston, TX to coldest Thanksgiving on record for parts of the Northeast, November 2018 will go down as one of the coldest in US history. Month so far. There are a couple of contributors to such a chilly November. A cold September for much of Canada and building […]

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New York City faces coldest Thanksgiving since 1901 after earliest 6″+ snowfall on record!

Written by on November 21, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
New York City faces coldest Thanksgiving since 1901 after earliest 6″+ snowfall on record!

The recent 6.4 inch snowfall which fell on NYC’s Central Park not only was the city’s 2nd snowiest November day on record but it was the earliest 6+ inch snowstorm on record. Only 1882 saw more snow on a single November day and that was 15 days later. 1st snow in New York city pic.twitter.com/Sax7DPbBxi […]

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Even in late 2018, how can long range models be so wrong even 10 days out?

Written by on November 19, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United States of America with 0 Comments
Even in late 2018, how can long range models be so wrong even 10 days out?

You’d think that by now, modelling would be at least close to be correct. I’m not talking ‘months’ in advance but more 10 days… The CFSv2 showed a very warm November for the US with warmer and warmer runs the closer it got to November. In reality we’re witnessing one of the coldest Novembers. As […]

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