01/16/2022, 1:12 pm EST

A Major East Coast Storm Followed by Cold East U.S. Medium-range Forecast

A major storm moves north-northeast through the Atlantic Seaboard later today and Monday. The storm is unusually intense (976 MB in northern New Hampshire by tomorrow evening) due to entrainment of moisture off the somewhat warmer than normal ocean surface of the Gulf of Mexico and western North Atlantic and the subsequent clash from arctic air from Quebec. A series of major hazards to the East U.S. is caused by this storm.
01/14/2022, 11:35 am EST

South America Pattern Change Ahead

A pattern change is indicated for the second half of January. Previously, a semi-permanent upper trough was located southeast of Brazil and enhancing historic rainfall for that nation the past couple months. The GFS 15-day outlook indicates a pattern change. An upper-level ridge crests just-off the far southeast coast of Brazil. The result is wetter weather for Argentina and drier/warmer climate for Brazil.
01/11/2022, 1:19 pm EST

New England Arctic Gale, East Coast Snowstorm and ERCOT Ice Ahead

In today's midday update the 12Z GFS produces several major winter events driven by a strong -NAO pattern. First, an arctic gale on the New England Coast Friday night. Second, a late weekend East Coast snowstorm. Third, low latitude ice storm risk centered on Texas later next week.
01/11/2022, 3:53 am EST

U.S. Temperature and Precipitation Rankings for December 2021 and 2021

December 2021 was the warmest on record for the U.S. The year of 2021 was 4th warmest on record. Both December 2021 and the year of 2021 averaged near normal for precipitation.