Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Long Range Maps Indicative of Southeast Ridge Returning

Here we have a map for 11 days out made using past analogues of similar situations. What is shown here are 500mb height anomalies. In the Southeast, there is a fairly large red area, indicating that the infamous Southeast Ridge may be returning.

The Southeast Ridge is a ridge of high pressure that is infamous for diverting storm systems away from the East Coast. What I am seeing here is the likely end of winter for the East Coast with this possible Southeast Ridge re-emergence.

Storm systems diverted away from the East Coast usually hit the Ohio Valley and/or the Midwest and Lower Great Lakes.

This is indeed long range, but will be something to closely watch as this could have major implications going into the end of February and beginning of March.


1 comment:

mike paulocsak said...

Hello Andrew.I myself would say winter is over for the Ohio Valley as well.Hopefully next winter is the opposite of this winter for the Ohio Valley.