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02/26/2024, 5:59 am EST

Possible Shift in the Indian Ocean Dipole?

The Indian Ocean tropical waters are very warm compared to normal. Recently, the eastern Indian ocean tropics have warmed significantly and are now warmer than the western Indian Ocean tropics. Analogs show a similar regime following mature El Nino phase during February 1998, 2010, and 2016. What followed during MAR/APR/MAY was a precipitation climate reminiscent of negative Indian Ocean dipole.
02/26/2024, 5:02 am EST

Delek Energy 5-Day Weather Alert

Highlight: Warm/windy start to week, much cooler midweek. Big Spring, TX… MON: Sunny. Wind W-SW 8-16 G25-30.  High 89. Low 58. TUE: Mostly sunny. Wind W 10-18 G30 to N 12-25 at night. High 82. Low 32. WED: Early showers, variable cloudiness, cool. Wind NE 5-15 G25-30. High 46. Low 31. THU: Mostly cloudy. Wind N-NE 8-18 G25-30. High 63. Low 41. FRI: Sunny. Wind SW 10-20 G30-35. High 76. Low 47. Days 6-10: +6.0. 50% of normal precipitation. Days 11-15: +5.5. 110% of normal precipitation. Normal: High 64. Low 42. Tyler, TX… MON: Sunny, breezy. High 85. Low 63. TUE: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 82. Low 43. WED: Showers, breezy. High 51. Low 39. THU: Rain. High 52. Low 40. FRI: Partly cloudy. High 69. Low 53. Days 6-10: +6.0. 110% of normal precipitation. Days 11-15: +5.0. 120% of normal precipitation. Normal: High 65. Low 44. El Dorado, AR… MON: Sunny, breezy. High 81. Low 59. TUE: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 84. Low 38. WED: Showers, breezy. High 43. Low 34. THU: Light rain. High 52. Low 35. FRI: Partly cloudy. High 68. Low 46. Days 6-10: +7.5. 110% of normal precipitation. Days 11-15: +5.5. 120% of normal precipitation. Normal: High 61. Low 45. Krotz Springs, LA… MON: Mostly sunny. High 83. Low 62. TUE: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 84. Low 57. WED: Showers likely. High 69. Low 47. THU: Rain late day. High 64. Low 52. FRI: Lingering showers. High 76. Low 60. Days 6-10: +6.5. 110% of normal precipitation. Days 11-15: +4.5. 120% of normal precipitation. Normal: High 69. Low 48. Little Rock, AR… MON: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 75. Low 63. TUE: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 83. Low 38. WED: Variable clouds, windy, and cooler. High 43. Low 34. THU: Light rain. High 51. Low 37. FRI: Mostly sunny. High 64. Low 47. Days 6-10: +10.5. 110% of normal precipitation. Days 11-15: +6.5. 110% of normal precipitation. Normal: High 58. Low 37. Cape Girardeau, MO… MON: Mostly sunny. High 74. Low 54. TUE: Late day severe thunderstorms, windy. Rain to snow at night. High 77. Low 28. WED: Variable clouds, windy, and cooler. High 38. Low 26. THU: Partly cloudy. High 51. Low 33. FRI: Mostly sunny. High 58. Low 42. Days 6-10: +11.0. 120% of normal precipitation. Days 11-15: +9.0. 110% of normal precipitation. Normal: High 50. Low 35.
02/25/2024, 6:57 pm EST

Delek Energy 3-Week Extreme Heat/Cold Outlook

02/25/2024, 11:44 am EST

U.S. Cold Season 2023-24 Projected as 5th Warmest This Century

The estimated U.S. gas population weight HDD for the 2023-24 cold season (NOV-MAR) is 3478 HDD (Fig. 1). The value represents the 5th warmest cold season of this century. The 3 warmest cold seasons of this century in the U.S. were 2001-02 (3345 HDD), 2011-12 (3224 HDD), and 2015-16 (3269 HDD).