08/09/2023, 8:17 am EDT

Global Soil Moisture Trend and Forecast Report

Regions of drier change during the past 3 months outnumber the wetter change by 14-4. One possible explanation is the increased mid-atmospheric high pressure related to large regions of anomalous warm SSTA and causing dry climate.
08/08/2023, 5:26 am EDT

Why So Many Severe Weather Reports Past 2 Months?

Since June 11th, a total of 15 days has produced near 500 or more severe storm (damage) reports. More than 25% of the time during this 8-week period, a day when an unusual amount of severe weather has generated. The highest total of severe weather reports was 1,049 occurring yesterday most concentrated over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S.
08/07/2023, 12:01 pm EDT

NOAA ENSO Forecast Models Still Uncertain About El Nino Strength but Agree On La Nina Back in 2024

NOAA ENSO forecast models continue to show uncertainty regarding El Nino 2023-24 strength. The NCEP CFS V2 remains the most aggressive forecast while several other models maintain the current moderate intensity with no additional strengthening. Note that a reversal to La Nina is indicated for the middle of 2024.
08/03/2023, 7:25 pm EDT

Summer 2023 CDD’s are not impressive (mixed demand from region-to-region across U.S.)

The meteorological summer (JUN/JUL/AUG) 2023 CDD is 887 ranking the 8th coolest of this century. Only Texas and the Upper Midwest have observed warmer than normal temperatures so far during summer 2023 while California and the Intermountain West are cool and the East near normal.