Highlight: Upper ridge propels Europe toward another drought. Chart of the day: Last week’s temperature anomalies/precipitation amount. Discussion: Last week most of Europe into Western Russia was warmer and drier than normal. The warmest zones were central and northeast portions of Europe while driest anomalies were in Spain and the south coast of France. Week 2 Ahead: February 24-March 2, 2019 Discussion: Anomalous warmth and dryness continues across Europe as high pressure dominates. Week 3 Ahead: March 3-9, 2019 Discussion: An upper trough may bring rainfall to coastal Western Europe. However, the remainder of Europe remains beneath an upper ridge maintaining anomalous warmth and dryness. Week 4 Ahead: March 10-16, 2019 Comment: The upper ridge is forecast to remain crested over Europe maintaining dryness and anomalous warmth.