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La Nina Update - Monday, February 22, 2021

Sea surface temperatures in the subtropical Pacific began to fall in April of 2020 and our current La Nina began to develop. Since April 2020, the subtropical Pacific waters have continued to cool and the most impactful La Nina since 2011/2012 has (full story)


An Arctic Blast to Remember - Monday, February 15, 2021

The Arctic air that has enveloped a large part of the nation from the Rockies to the Deep South, to the Northern Plains and Great Lakes will continue to expand through the week. Frozen stock tanks, frozen pipes, power outages, frozen wind turbines (full story)


Arctic Blast Commencing - Monday, February 8, 2021

The big change to colder weather we discussed last week is coming to fruition. A large part of the USA from the Rockies to the Great Lakes will experience the coldest temperatures and the coldest wind chills of the winter season. Our Canadian friend (full story)


Polar Express - Monday, February 1, 2021

Over the past two weeks, a colder and more winter-like pattern has developed across the USA and Canada with episodes of cold and snow. Despite the recent trend toward colder weather, the month of January was a mild one when compared to normal. The (full story)


Stormy Weather - Monday, January 25, 2021

The last week of January and the first week of February promise to bring stormy weather to many areas of the lower 48 states as a parade of storm systems will traverse the nation coast to coast. From California to New England and many points in betw (full story)


La Nina Strongest Since 2010/2012 - Wednesday, January 20, 2021

We have been writing about La Nina quite a bit over the last several months as it has been impactful on weather patterns this winter season across the USA. The colder sea surface temperatures that develop during a La Nina can alter the path and stre (full story)


Is the Real Winter Cold Ever Coming? - Monday, January 11, 2021

With very few exceptions the winter of 2020/2021 has been a mild one so far. The graphic below shows what temperatures have relative to normal for the past 90 days. Most of the lower 48 states and most of Canada has had above average temperatures (full story)


Snowpack Update - Monday, January 4, 2021

Snowpack levels across many areas of the west are below average, especially in the southern Rockies and southern Great Basin states. The snow season was off to a slow start by late fall in many areas but has begun to pick up, especially in the north (full story)