From the WPC: Widespread precipitation will continue across the southwestern corner of the Nation late this week as a deep upper trough edges southeastward towards northern Mexico and low-level winds ahead of the trough pump anomalous Pacific moisture inland. Orographic effects will help produce hefty totals along the upslope side of the terrain…and temperatures should be low enough to support… Read more →
Just a heads up to everyone, you can find a severe weather outlook for the next three days here. The page features forecast maps (like the ones below) from the SPC plus breakdowns on potential dangerous severe weather events.
NOAA released the spring outlook for the United States and in the limbo of a not-quite-an-El-Nino-or-La-Nina year it is as “keeping with the same pace” as ever. The forecast calls for above average temperatures to continue across parts of the southwest and below average temperatures to continue across parts of the upper midwest. The precipitation forecast isn’t what a lot… Read more →
NOAA released its global analysis for February 2014 this morning. Interesting to see it in graphical form (below).
The most interesting coincidence is that the sea ice extent at the north and south pole are the fourth-lowest and fourth-highest, respectively, on record. Another highlight was that the combined average global temperature, at 0.41°C (0.74°F) above the 20th century average, was the 21st-highest February average on record. It tied with 2001.