12/09/2021, 9:47 am EST

November 2021 Northern Hemisphere Snow Report

The November 2021 snow cover analysis by the Rutgers Snow Laboratory is complete. The data indicate the North America snow cover is lagging behind normal ranking 11th least snowy in the 56-year climatology. Meanwhile Eurasia is just-the-opposite ranking 9th snowiest since 1966.
12/08/2021, 3:47 pm EST

U.S. Autumn 2021 Ranked 3rd Warmest On Record

Meteorological autumn (SEP/OCT/NOV) 2021 ranked 3rd warmest on record. Almost the entire nation ranked in the MUCH ABOVE normal category including California, the West-central and Southwest U.S., all of the Great Plains and into the Northeast States. Only Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina ranked near normal.
12/08/2021, 6:09 am EST

California Slammed With Excessive Precipitation in the Medium-range!

More heavy precipitation in the 5-day forecast for Southwest Canada and into Washington is indicated by GFS. The 6-10-day forecast has shown heavy precipitation into California this week but an upgrade to excessive amount is indicated today. New to the forecast is more excessive precipitation into California days 11-15. There is no direct connection to the tropics ALTHOUGH the Madden Julian oscillation (MJO) shift toward the Dateline is definitely helping.
12/06/2021, 9:34 am EST

Kona Storm Slams Hawaii!

The Hawaiian Islands brace for a rare “Kona Storm” this week. An intense storm has become quasi-stationary west-northwest of the islands and caused surface wind across Hawaii to turn into the southwest. A southwest wind in Hawaii is rare and known as a leeward or “Kona” wind. Coupled with the unstable atmosphere associated with the upper trough, the moist southwest wind leads to frequent wind squalls, life-threatening flooding rainfall and even heavy snow in the highest mountains.