03/04/2019, 3:03 pm EST

The Southeast U.S. March 3 Tornado Outbreak

A combination of an intense jet stream flow coupled with an unusually warm Gulf of Mexico lead to an unusually intense tornado outbreak in the Southeast U.S. on March 3rd.
03/03/2019, 12:06 pm EST

The Coldest Weeks Compared to Normal This Past Cold Season are in November and March

Using weekly gas population weight heating degree day anomalies the coldest weeks of the 2018-19 cold season occurred early (November) and late (March).
02/27/2019, 10:24 am EST

Stratospheric Warming Causes Next Week’s U.S. Cold

The next "polar vortex" emerging next week is in the troposhere caused by stratospheric warming aloft (unlike the last cold burst in early February).
02/25/2019, 3:33 pm EST

Climate And The Norwegian Boeing Record 801 MPH Travel Speed Over Pennsylvania

There is a unique set of circumstances leading to a jet stream speed nearly double the normal value on february 17-18 helping to propel a Norwegian Boeing 787 flight speed of 801 mph.