10/31/2018, 4:29 am EST

Europe Drought To Return & Re-Intensify

Short-term heavy rain/high wind the past couple days have affected much of Europe. The Rhine River levels have recovered due to the recent precipitation. However, the strong upper ridge pattern causing the 2018 drought is about to re-establish itself and November looks very dry across Europe.
10/28/2018, 9:52 am EST

“Warm Blobs” of Ocean Water Lead to November 2018 Global Climate Extremes

"Warm blobs" are back! They'll affect November 2018 global climate coupled with increasing influence of El Nino. Some of the November 2018 climate extremes? Record warmth northeast China, heavy snow and Central Russia and harsh heat for Eastern Australia. "Cool blobs" are involved also sustaining European drought.
10/24/2018, 10:00 am EST

First +IOD/El Nino Inspired Australia Heat Wave of Season is Ahead

The largescale climate affecting Australian climate is becoming established: Positive phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole and the warm phase of El Nino southern oscillation. Combining the two regimes dramatically increases anomalous hot and dry climate risk for Australia for the summer season. The first heat wave is ahead for early November.
10/21/2018, 3:06 pm EST

Desperately Needed Significant Precipitation Ahead for Central Europe

A series of STRONG upper troughs finally breaks down the persistent drought-producing high pressure ridge dominating Europe climate for much of the past 4 months occurring over the next 1-2 weeks. The second trough rolling across Central Europe next weekend brings potential excessive precipitation to reverse the historic low river levels.