The strongest negative phase of global atmospheric angular momentum (-AAM) index for January on record is projected. Included are daily records of -AAM rivaled only by 1963 (CWG/Storm Vista Data). –AAM is common during La Nina. The –AAM indicates above normal risk of high amplitude flow patterns in the middle latitudes of both hemispheres which increase the risk of high impact weather. During the past 2-3 weeks we’ve seen 75-100 mph wind gust events in New England, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands plus New Zealand and record long duration cold in the U.S. while Australia set 80-year records for anomalous heat. –AAM was the culprit.