Warm/Dry to the West & Cold & Possible Snow to the east!
Not much going on weather wise, except this:
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As you can see, there is a huge scale of warm/hot/dry (High Pressure) weather west of the continental divide, and everything east of that (Low Pressure from Canada’s Hudson Bay), will be cold/freezing rain and snow. Unreal pattern we are in, as I haven’t seen this pattern hang around as long as it has for about 4 to 5 years. Some highlights:
– Come of you have asked me about my winter forecast, as last year I was dead wrong…and you made me aware of how dead wrong I was. Goes with the territory!!! In any case, I wanted to release it last weekend, but I needed more data from the Pacific SST’s to make a guess. I think by this weekend, my mind will be made up, as I have seen some patterns in the Pacific/North America that will give me some thoughts as to what will be taking place this winter.
– For California – 70s/80s/90s, depending where you are, hot/dry/winds off and on will be the norm for the next 3 to 4 weeks. I see a moderate Santa Ana popping up on the models next week….so I will keep my eye out for that, should it be forecasted. We don’t need another fire, as CA is completely stretched thin as it is. The warm weather will hamper the start of the ski season, as some resorts are hoping nighttime lows are below 32 degrees to make snow. The dry weather helps, but since it is so hot outside, how much snow will stick after blowing all night will determine which resorts open. Tough deal for the resorts currently.
– For the Northeast, Cold/snowy, freezing rain will be the norm for the next 3 to 4 weeks. Just look at that map above…that says it all. NYC and Boston might get their first snow of the year this weekend into next, as the Polar Vortex will make it’s first of MANY visits this winter.
Should I see a firm concrete pattern change, I will post a discussion. Until them, enjoy the warm/cold wherever you are! Winter forecast this weekend!