Tag Archives: fun with extended forecasts

Silly (Prediction) Season is Upon Us Again

It’s that time of year when the news media gets a free fluff piece to eat 30-60 seconds of air time or throw up a random post on their site to generate clicks/shares, and make it seem like they actually … Continue reading

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First Significant Cold and Snow Forecast for Next Week

All forecasts are pointing to a major blast of cold air near the end of next week across much of the central US.  Temperatures will run well below normal.  The map above suggests an average 5-day anomaly of as much … Continue reading

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Does CPC Stand for Conflicting Predictions Center?

This is the monthly temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August, which was made on July 31, 2012: The following two images are the 6-10 and 8-14 day temperature outlook valid for the middle-to-late portion of August: Keeping … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weather: The Evolution of a Forecast

Thanksgiving is one week from today.  It’s so close you can smell the turkey and stuffing.  You’re already seeing the holiday commercials advertising their 4:00AM opening on the day after Thanksgiving.  There are probably radio stations switching to full-time holiday … Continue reading

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Any Below-Normal Temperatures on the Way?

After a record-setting cool and wet October, November has gotten off to a pretty warm start.  And, if it were not for Ida and her remnants moving through the southeast and mid-Atlantic, it might be considered a fairly dry start … Continue reading

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Temperatures Expected to Rebound this Week, but How Long Will it Last?

[picapp src=”0181/dc28bc4f-ef5f-46f9-880d-aab6ede495eb.jpg?adImageId=6026414&imageId=185061″ width=”500″ height=”332″ /] Oh, the forecast isn’t that scary… or is it? Temperatures are expected to warm to near-normal from West to East beginning today and continuing through the middle of the work week.  Given the cold weather … Continue reading

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Frost Advisories & Freeze Watches/Warnings Up Around the Continent

Frost and freeze advisories are up in New England and northern Michigan.  Meanwhile, a freeze watch is in effect in NW Colorado and eastern Utah.  None of these occurrences are unusual, just a sign of Fall and the associated crisp … Continue reading

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