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09/09/2020, 9:01 pm EDT

Record Heat And Dryness For Summer 2020!

An anticipated below normal U.S. electricity demand for summer 2020 due to the effects of Covid-19 on U.S. industry did not materialize as demand exceeded expectations due to the anomalous heat. U.S. meteorological summer 2020 ranked 4th hottest in the 126-year climatology. Arizona and all of southern New England observed the hottest JUN/JUL/AUG on record. Only Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas observed near normal summertime heat with all other states hotter than normal.
09/09/2020, 8:33 am EDT

The La Nina Forecast Is Revised Stronger!

There is a significant change in the ENSO outlook: Stronger La Nina for late 2020 into early 2021. The catalyst to this stronger La Nina forecast is the previously proposed influence (on ENSO) by an evolving negative Indian Ocean Dipole (-IOD). The -IOD pattern warms the (already very warm) eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean tropics while cooler-than-normal waters dominate the equatorial Pacific east of the Dateline.
09/08/2020, 4:48 am EDT

August 2020 Global Soil Moisture Anomalies And 3-Month Trend

The number of drier soil moisture regions outweighed the wetter regimes by 14 to 8 in August 2020. In North America a drier trend became established over the Southwest U.S. centered on the 4-Corners region. The Ohio Valley also trended drier. Canadian dryness extended to New England although drought in Western Canada eased.
09/03/2020, 11:32 am EDT

Super Hot Dangerous Heat Event Developing in California

An Excessive Heat Warning is issued for the southern half of California and an upgrade from a watch to a warning for the northern half of California is due by tomorrow. Excessive heat warnings are the highest state of alert for the California electricity markets. The projected population weight CDD for Sep. 4-10 for the Pacific region is 104 which is slightly higher than the 102 observed Aug. 14-20.