07/11/2022, 8:19 pm EDT

U.S. June and Quarter 2 of 2022 U.S. Climate Rankings

The June 2022 national temperature ranking was 15th warmest (of 128 years). The southern tier of the U.S. ranked in the MUCH ABOVE normal category with Texas close to an all-time record. The June 2022 national precipitation pattern was 12th driest on record and featured a wet pattern in the West (wettest June on record for Oregon) while the Central and East U.S. were very dry including the 2nd driest June on record in North Carolina.
07/11/2022, 7:53 am EDT

Heavy Rains across the Northwest/North Gulf of Mexico.

Gathering storm clouds in the northwest Gulf of Mexico leads to a week of heavy rain featuring risk of >10 in. on the southeast Louisiana coast. Low-pressure is offshore and over the warm Gulf of Mexico therefore monitoring for a possible tropical system later this week is required.
07/10/2022, 7:59 pm EDT

Solar Cycle 25 Continues to Strengthen Rapidly

Solar Cycle 25 appears to be intensifying more rapidly than initially forecast. Based on this early stage of solar cycle 25 observations, the solar peak projected for mid-decade is likely much stronger than previously forecast. There is potential for a historic solar maximum if the current rate of strengthening continues. Despite the potential for an exceptionally strong solar maximum, the correlation to larger than normal geomagnetic storms are not necessarily expected.
07/10/2022, 7:30 pm EDT

La Nina Climate Persists; La Nina 2020-22 Continues

Four lengthy La Nina precedents from the past 35 years indicate that historically, La Nina fades after 2 years. What follows is mixed with 2 analog years staying in neutral phase while 1 analog year surges into a strong El Nino and another returned to weak La Nina. In 1+ years the analog maintains an equal split between strong La Nina or El Nino plus 2 years staying in neutral phase.