Polar Vortex to hit the Northeast Later this Week; Mild/Dry Weather on the West Coast

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Quick Update tonight – PV is going to hit the Northeast later this week, as late summer like temps are replaced by mid-winter weather in 48 hours. After 70’s and 80’s last week in NY, highs will be in the mid to low 30’s/lows in the teens. This pattern will last for 3 days, but it will blustery weather. New Yorkers – This is start of things to come for this winter, as I am predicting a very cold/snowy winter, with 10-15 PV’s hitting the Northeast through March, and 2 to 3 medium/strong size blizzards. #1 PV is at the end of this week, and it will set records for the month of November!!!

On the west coast,  California has had mild weather for the most part, with the exception of a brief weak storm or two that dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow in the Sierra’s, with light rain in northern California. Southern California got the tail end of each system, producing barley any rain. This pattern will continue until the end of the month, and frankly will be the norm for the upcoming winter. We might have a few cold spells in California & Southern California in December and January, but for the most part it will be bone dry this winter, and below rain/snow all over California. I am seeing the dreaded “Warm Blob” again in the Easter pacific that I discussed last month. That pattern has set up again after a 2 year break.

Next update tomorrow,  as I will looking at the long range, starting around Thanksgiving through the beginning party of December! For those of you in NY, your mild/warm weather is over until May!!!! If you want a break, come to California and enjoy the surf!!!

—Dr. J

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