2014-0811 Blocky Weather Patterns

Doing a quick news bit on Coast to Coast AM this evening…  Maybe just two minutes on this news story, which is a weather story concerning the blocking jet stream pattern that has been so prevalent this past summer.  NOW another blocking pattern is set to establish itself over the CONUS during the next five to seven days.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/11/extreme-weather-common-blocking-patterns

The following excerpt is from the WPC (Weather Prediction Center) and their extended forecast discussion for the coming week to ten days.

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EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
1156 AM EDT MON AUG 11 2014

VALID 12Z THU AUG 14 2014 – 12Z MON AUG 18 2014

A VORTEX ON THE ORDER OF 3 STANDARD DEVIATIONS BELOW NORMAL IS
PROGGED TO SETTLE INTO THE NORTHEAST BY THURSDAY. ANOTHER
VORTEX–CENTERED OVER THE NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN REGION–WILL BE
EMBEDDED IN THE BROAD RIDGE OVER THE WEST AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME.
WHILE NOT AS DEEP AND SPRAWLING, THE WESTERN VORTEX IS STILL
ANOMALOUS IN ITS OWN RIGHT–ABOUT 2 STANDARD DEVIATIONS BELOW
NORMAL. WHAT IS PERHAPS AS IMPRESSIVE AS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE
DEEP EDDIES IS THE RAPIDITY OF THEIR PREDICTED DISPERSAL BY NEXT
SUNDAY/MONDAY.

One thought on “2014-0811 Blocky Weather Patterns

  1. I think the weatherman could easily be replaced with a good God dam look out any available window, but I assume that’s why are national daily and nightly programming through television would have you believe the local meteorologist has such an exclusive and fascinating job while making more of it than it really is. What a devious and over exaggerated guise to hide something in plane view from the public.

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