07/14/2021, 8:05 am EDT

Heat Shifts Toward/Into Iowa (With Dryness) Medium-range

Dryness propels intensifying drought and historic heat across the Canadian Prairies and North-central U.S. in the medium-range forecast. The dryness and anomalous heat expands into the west and northwest U.S. Corn Belt.
07/13/2021, 12:38 pm EDT

The June 2021 Global Climate Records/Climate Discussion

NOAA/CPC identifies many June historic weather and climate events occurring during June 2021. The June 2021 upper air pattern provided by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society helps to explain the super warmth.
07/13/2021, 10:29 am EDT

Concern Regarding Stronger Hurricane(s) Generation In 2021

The deep tropics of the North Atlantic basin are becoming somewhat warmer than normal. SSTA of >1C is considered a moderate warm anomaly and much of the deep tropics have recently reached that threshold. Robust warm anomalies of >2C rest on the equator. Anomalous warm SSTA in this region are generally well-correlated with increased convection (and tropical cyclone/hurricane risk) especially if the proper atmospheric conditions are present.
07/11/2021, 8:09 pm EDT

La Nina Modoki Risk Later This Year

More confident is a return of La Nina by quarter 4 of 2021 by most forecast models. Interestingly, several models are indicating potential for the coolest SSTA associated with the returning La Nina near or just east of the Dateline while waters are near normal off the northwest coast of South America. This condition is representative of a La Nina Modoki and most prominently forecast by NCEP CFS V2 by October.