Weekly outlook 9/17-9/24

Rising temperatures for the central US eastward this week! When see dips coming into the western US we know a ridge is about to build either in the central US or eastern US and indeed model simulations have this happening (trough ridge pattern) west to east into the whole week! so If you like warmth… Continue reading Weekly outlook 9/17-9/24

Weekend outlook 9/16-9/17

Ah warmer times are arriving just in time for the weekend from the central Plains eastward. In the map above you may have noticed the snow outlook in the northern Rockies and indeed it’s that time of year ( September ) the higher areas of the Rockies see their first snow since last spring. As… Continue reading Weekend outlook 9/16-9/17

Storm Surge: The Dangers and why it occurs

With all of the hurricanes as of late, I figured it would be good to explain storm surge and why it occurs and what makes it worse. Obviously when talking about hurricanes we hear a lot about pressures in stronger storms dropping into the low 900 mb which is usually a┬ásign that the hurricane will… Continue reading Storm Surge: The Dangers and why it occurs

Weather game changer on the way for the eastern US

The image above shows us moisture in the mid atmosphere (shown in yellows and greens) while dry air is shown in brown. We can see what’s left of once Hurricane Irma spinning over the east central US but she’s on her way out over the next few days off to the north east. Notice up… Continue reading Weather game changer on the way for the eastern US