07/05/2023, 8:24 am EDT

U.S. June 2023 Wind Speeds Lighter Than Normal Especially Wind Power Generating Areas

Zonal wind speed anomalies were below normal across most of the Northern U.S. especially the Upper Midwest to Northeast U.S. sector due to anomalous high pressure centered in Canada and extending the northern states. Above normal zonal wind speeds were observed across Western Texas and Florida. Meridional wind speed anomalies were below normal from Western Texas to the Northeast U.S.
06/29/2023, 4:56 am EDT

Cause Of The Wet Pattern Change in the Midwest U.S.

A wet soil moisture change zone emerged in June focused along and just east of the Continental Divide and across the western Great Plains. Operational forecasts in recent days have indicated the wet trend over the West-central U.S. during June will shift eastward and into the Midwest U.S. drought region in July, a somewhat unexpected regime change.
06/27/2023, 10:36 am EDT

El Nino Is Strengthening

The Nino34 SSTA region in the east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean shifted warmer last week to +1.00 as El Nino steadily strengthens and approaches moderate intensity. Waters off the northwest coast of South America (Nino12 region) are the warmest since May 1998 which along with 1982 and 2015 marked the strongest El Nino on record.