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A Dense Blob has Kept California Weather Dry.

By Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow writing in the Sac Bee. A series of persistent high pressure systems over the Pacific factored heavily in the five-year drought that ended last spring. The latest high pressure system produced one of California’s … Continue reading

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Strange Clouds Are Circling Antarctica

NASA’s AIM spacecraft is monitoring a vast ring of noctilucent (night-shining) clouds circling Antarctica. These strange clouds, formed at the edge of space by ice-frosted specks of meteor smoke, may be linked through recently discovered teleconnections to cold weather patterns … Continue reading

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Global Warming Returns?

Record -36° in Minnesota… NEW YEAR’S EVE IN NYC COLDEST IN HISTORY? Temps 30° BELOW normal… Some of most extreme cold ‘ever observed’ in central Missouri… Arctic Blast: Canada… Siberia, Antarctica Warmer Than NH… Frosty weather closes Maine ski areas… … Continue reading

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Dry Two Weeks in CA Could Last All Winter

Daniel Swain: New insights into the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge & North American Winter Dipole Conclusion Ultimately, we confirm that unusual ocean temperatures are linked to seasonally-persistent West Coast winter ridging similar to the Triple R. Tropical warmth (in the West … Continue reading

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The NOAA 2017 U.S. Winter Outlook (December through February):

Precipitation Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, in Hawaii and in western and northern Alaska. Drier-than-normal conditions are most likely across the … Continue reading

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More on La Niña Coming

Note that the forecast is for another dry winter, with the possibility of one in 2019, and La Niña can exist for 2-3 years, some have lasted much longer.  CA reservoirs are full, however, they may not be next year and … Continue reading

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La Niña Winter On the Way

Note: Headline corrected. According to Joe Bastardi at Westherbell we are going to have an El Niño Winter Here is his snow forecast: Note that the southern half of California will be relatively dry, with the upper part near normal. … Continue reading

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