06/24/2024, 9:14 am EDT

Dramatic Cooling of the Gulf of Mexico

The recent heavy rainfall event across Southern Florida shifting westward and into Texas enhanced by Tropical Storm Alberto created plentiful cloudiness, rainfall, and windy conditions to cause the Gulf of Mexico basin to cool to near normal. The 30-day change in Gulf of Mexico basin SST is a remarkable -1.08C.
06/20/2024, 5:48 am EDT

U.S. Population Weight JUN/JUL/AUG 2024 Forecast Roars to 4th Hottest of This Century

The short-term heat across the high population northeast quadrant of the U.S. is expected to repeat during summer 2024 and consequently the U.S. population weight CDD forecast has increased again. The JUN/JUL/AUG 2024 projection is 1004 CDD ranking 4th hottest of this century trailing only 2016 (1030), 2010 (1020), and 2011 (1014).