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05/31/2018, 8:23 pm EDT

Climate Diagnostics Increasingly Supportive of a Quiet TC Season in North Atlantic

Unusually cool surface/subsurface conditions in the tropical North Atlantic coupled with warming of the subsurface in the central/eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean are climate diagnostics supportive of diminished tropical cyclone activity in 2018 for the North Atlantic basin.
05/28/2018, 10:55 am EDT

Clash of Air Masses Causes Extreme Flooding Event in Ellicott City, MD

A large pool of cool ocean water south of Greenland is reflected in the upper atmosphere by a persistent polar vortex in eastern Canada. Meanwhile a large envelope of humid subtropical air surrounds Alberto in the Southeast U.S. Yesterday, the two air masses met in the form of a back door cold front in the Baltimore area and an 8-in. rainstorm evolved in Ellicott City.
05/23/2018, 2:45 pm EDT

Southeast Drought Ends Along With Hot Bias for Summer Ahead

Frequent very hot days caused in-part due to drought in the Southeast through the middle third of May is about to end as wet weather suppresses anomalous heat risk ahead.
05/18/2018, 11:35 am EDT

Wettest Eastern U.S. Summer Outlook Issued by NOAA/CPC Long-lead Style

The JUN/JUL/AUG 2018 probabilistic rainfall forecast issued by NOAA/CPC may be the wettest summer outlook issued in the 23-year history of the (NOAA) long-lead forecast product.