02/27/2019, 10:24 am EDT

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 EDT

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.
02/16/2019, 8:17 am EDT

Is El Nino Really Here?

Last week NOAA announced an El Nino Advisory as onset of El Nino arrived. The Nino SSTA observations do not confirm that analysis. Using the daily NOAA global SSTA observations revealed is that warmth in the eastern half of the equatorial Pacific Ocean is obvious only near the Dateline (Nino4 region).
02/14/2019, 5:59 am EDT

Soaking Wet Soils Central and East U.S.

Near record soil moisture is observed across the Great Plains and East U.S. and is likely to continue through springtime.