Mar 03

Killer storm clears northeast U.S., leaving floods and outages

Heavy Snow and Strong Winds in the Rockies, Great Basin; Critical to Extreme Fire Danger in High Plains.

…Conditions will continue to improve across the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic states as a powerful storm system pulls away from the New England coast… …

Heavy snow will continue across the mountains of California and should spread across the Central Great Basin and northern Rockies this weekend… …

Weather will become increasingly active across the Great Plains while a large scale upper trough edges out into the central U.S. late this weekend…

Much of the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic was slammed with heavy snow, heavy rain, and high winds from a powerful storm system as it tracked offshore the New England coast. As the system continues to pull away from the coast conditions will improve, although light snow showers will linger over the Great Lakes and interior New England.

Drier air will enter the region as high pressure builds in wake of the front. Much of the West will remain in an unsettled pattern through the weekend; which, will be conducive for accumulating mountain snow for portions of California, the Great Basin and Northern Rockies. Numerous Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storms Warnings and High Wind Warning are in effect.

The upper-level trough will migrate east and exit into the Plains.

Moisture returning from the Western Gulf should help fuel precipitation developing across Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday, while strong winds and a swath of heavy snow are expected across the northern Plains as a surface low rapidly deepens in the lee of the Colorado Rockies and moves northeast into the eastern Dakotas.

Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 334 AM EST Sat Mar 03 2018 Valid 12Z Sat Mar 03 2018 – 12Z Mon Mar 05 2018

Oct 29

Seasonal Outlook: The Weather Company Says Europe is in for Another Mild Month in November, Before Colder Emerges

December Expected to be Coldest Month of Winter, Relative to Normal

Andover, MA, 23 October 2017 — For the aggregate November-January period, The Weather Company is forecasting above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation across most of the eastern half of Europe, with slightly below-normal temperatures and wetter conditions confined to parts of western Europe.

“As we head into late October and early November, there is significant uncertainty with regards to the degree of North Atlantic blocking,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company. “For now, we are playing it fairly conservative and are forecasting a relatively mild November with generally warm and wet conditions across northern/western Europe. Looking further ahead, many of the climate models are depicting a very mild start to winter, but we are seeing enough evidence so that we do expect December to be colder-than-normal across NW Europe. As we head deeper into the winter, we expect the early colder weather to fade a bit.”

For the November-January 2017 period, The Weather Company is forecasting the following temperatures:


  • Nordic region – Warmer than normal
  • U.K. – Slightly warmer than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal west, colder east


  • Nordic region – Colder than normal
  • U.K. – Colder than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Colder than normal
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal


  • Nordic region – Warmer than normal
  • U.K. – Colder than normal
  • Northern Mainland – Warmer than normal east, colder west
  • Southern Mainland – Warmer than normal east, colder west

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