Friday, November 18, 2011

Long Range Forecast- 8 Days Out

Temperature Anomalies over next 8 days
Temperature Anomalies over the next 10 days are looking warmer than usual across the heavy majority of the country. This is not surprising at all, as teleconnections remain in horrible positions to provide some colder air for the country. The Northwest and portions of the Rockies may experience some cooler than normal temperatures. As systems move across the US, it is expected that warm air will rush up north out ahead of the storms, and with no intervention of colder air, I do expect the above image to verify.

Precipitation Anomalies over next 8 days
Precipitation anomalies over the country will be mainly below normal for the flatlands of the US (areas not mountainous, where precipitation can fall without provocation by a weather system). The Plains and Midwest will be in the midst of a dry spell, with this image indicating that the percent-of-normal anomalies will be at 25% or below for the Plains and Midwest. A storm system dragging Gulf moisture with it will create a wet situation in the nation's midsection and South Plains, with the system eventually affecting the Northeast. This system will keep anomalies steady, even above normal. Florida will be below average.

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