05/12/2022, 2:37 pm EDT

High Fire Risk Great Plains Summertime

The early season high fire risk is well-established over New Mexico. Also of concern is northern California and western Texas plus the far northwest Great Plains. During summer, the high fire risk in northern California spreads northward. High fire risk also expands across the Great Plains during summertime.
05/12/2022, 2:34 pm EDT

U.S. Summertime in a 3rd Consecutive La Nina Year: Hostile drought!

Historically, ENSO phase entering a 3rd consecutive summer strongly supports widespread hostile drought for the U.S. biased toward the Great Plains historically but likely tilted slightly westward this summer season due to the already strong long-term drought across the western states.
05/11/2022, 4:22 pm EDT

Big Warm-up For Gulf Of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico has warmed to a basin average of +0.93C which is a whopping +0.99C change in the past 30 days. If this trend were to continue, over-achieving intensity of early season storms in the Gulf of Mexico are likely.
05/10/2022, 2:10 pm EDT

April 2022…Washington 3rd coolest/New Mexico 2nd driest on record. 2022 so far: Driest on record for California.

April 2022 ranked 50th coolest on record. The cool bias was driven by all-time top-10 Northwest to Upper Midwest chill. Washington observed their 3rd coldest April on record. Meanwhile, the Southwest U.S. including Texas observed all-time top-10 warmest months of April. Elsewhere temperatures were generally near warm. Exceptions were anomalous warm California and Florida plus New England.