01/04/2022, 1:35 pm EST

CIC Learning Points: Arctic Air is Difficult to Remove and Why Does East Encounter Persistent Coastal Flooding?

Arctic cold is established over Western Canada into the Northern U.S. and snow cover is expanding. Recent model runs have removed this arctic air by the middle third of January. But arctic air is very difficult to dissipate. Warm SSTA off the U.S. East Coast leads to sea level rise which causes any onshore flow to quickly push a flooding risk.
01/03/2022, 10:27 am EST

December 2021 Second Warmest This Century in the U.S.

A look at the morning CIC Energy Report identifies December 2021 as the second warmest this century in the U.S. based on gas population weight HDD which was 688 trailing only 640 HDD in 2015.
01/02/2022, 8:36 am EST

Expanding drought concerns in U.S. heading toward Q2/2022!

A conservative U.S. drought forecast is most-focused on West-central to Mid-south U.S. drought expansion/strengthening while also strengthening drought from the Carolinas to Florida. The “caveat” (and more extreme scenario) forecast projects a wider drought stretching across the southern half of the U.S. and possibly into the Western U.S. Corn Belt.