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07/03/2020, 9:54 am EDT

Assessing Central U.S. Drought Risk

Anomalous important heat risk is always important in July for the Great Plains. Heading into July the shallow soil moisture trend across most of the Great Plains is drier and deep layer soil moisture is dry in the western Great Plains. At a glance, the west/southwest Great Plains are at risk of an evolving drought and possibly a flash drought if sustained hot weather occurs. It’s mostly about temperature in July (unless gully-washer thunderstorms are occurring).
06/30/2020, 12:18 pm EDT

A Developing Problem in the Great Plains as Climate Influences Change with Peak of Summer Arriving

High pressure ridging across a region of developing shallow soil moisture deficit where deep layer soil moisture deficit already exits indicates a flash drought risk.
06/25/2020, 7:08 am EDT

U.S. Weekly CDD Anomaly Forecasts Are Hot For July

The Climate Impact Company U.S. population weight CDD anomaly forecast for each of the next 4 weeks indicates moderately to much higher than normal cooling demand.
06/22/2020, 2:27 pm EDT

Fuel For La Nina In Question

Upper ocean heat anomalies became boldly negative east of the Dateline in the equatorial Pacific Ocean last month. Implied was plenty of support for La Nina ahead. However, the past couple weeks have observed the cool anomalies staring to weaken indicating and La Nina ahead would be brief and weak.
06/22/2020, 12:34 pm EDT

Tracking The African Dust Clouds Across the North Atlantic

Presence of aerosol/dust extending westward via the trade winds from the African deserts is a suppressing factor on tropical wave development in the North Atlantic tropics. Currently, heavy dust is projected today into the Caribbean Sea while the origin in West Africa remains prominent.