12/26/2023, 2:49 pm EST

What A Rapidly Decelerating El Nino Brings To Major Crop Areas During MAR/APR/MAY and JUN/JUL/AUG 2024

Based on a MEI-driven constructed analog, drought concern for MAR/APR/MAY 2024 are likely for Brazil, Southeast Asia, the Mid-south U.S., and developing in U.K. plus the Black Sea region to West-central Russia. During JUN/JUL/AUG 2024, drought is likely to continue in the Black Sea region to West-central Russia, the British Isles, Western Tennessee Valley, and emerge in the Northeast U.S. Dryness shifts south back into Argentina during JUN/JUL/AUG 2024.
12/21/2023, 5:42 pm EST

Southern Half of U.S. Looks Colder/Stormy First Half of January

The latest week 2-4 forecast by ECM needs adjustments across the southern half of the U.S. for the first half of January as a potent storm track generates locally chilly air (and snowfall) while the very warm pattern retreats farther north than indicated by the model.
12/20/2023, 6:00 am EST

South America Pattern Change Focused on Brazil

A semi-permanent high-pressure system off the southeast cost of Brazil shifts eastward to Bolivia this week/weekend allowing wet weather to develop over East Brazil where the pattern of early meteorological summer has been dry. In the medium range, an upper trough forms off the East Coast of Brazil causing more heavy rain in this zone.