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The West bakes while polar air invades the mid-South

Heat wave conditions are likely to build through the far West during the coming days while temperatures more in keeping with early fall settle into the mid-South region. This pattern will be brought about by a strong western ridge and a central U.S. trough. A strong ridge near the West Coast of the U.S. will … Continue reading The West bakes while polar air invades the mid-South

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The Pacific is Not Living Up to It’s Name

The tropics remain quiet in the Atlantic right now, but it’s a different story in the Pacific, where there are currently six active systems, three in the East, and three in the West. Starting with the Eastern Pacific, Hurricane Hilary is the strongest on the storms as well as the closest to land. At midday … Continue reading The Pacific is Not Living Up to It’s Name

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Summer Outlook Full of Mixed Signals

As spring turns into summer there are mixed signals as to what summer 2017 may bring to the U.S. with respect to temperature and precipitation.  Summer for this post is defined as the months of June, July, and August (meteorological summer). El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) during the spring season has been categorized as neutral, but … Continue reading Summer Outlook Full of Mixed Signals

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Winter, Spring, and Summer – All at the Same Time

The current weather pattern across the country is one that is fairly typical of Spring. However, the results of that pattern are wintry weather in the Rockies and summer-like weather in the East. In the battlezone between the two there is plenty of severe weather, which is fairly typical of Spring. An upper-level low pressure … Continue reading Winter, Spring, and Summer – All at the Same Time

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Heavy Rain Heading for the Northeast

It’s been a very wet spring across much of the Northeast, and it’s going to get a lot wetter over the next few days. After experiencing drought conditions for much of the past year, a much wetter pattern has settled in across the Northeast this Spring. Much of the region has received 6-12 inches of … Continue reading Heavy Rain Heading for the Northeast

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