San Francisco Takeoff Roll

Departing SFO with spectacular visibility of downtown and the bay!

In the next video the sun is reflecting beautifully off of the land, bay and Golden Gate bridge:

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Below Average Temperatures Expected Second Half of April

Enjoy the above average temperatures this week because the medium range forecast models continue to suggest The Mid-Atlantic may experience below average temperatures the second half of April.

The North Atlantic Oscillation (image below, courtesy The Weather Channel) continues to trend negative, meaning that an upper-level ridge of high pressure is forecast to build across Greenland and the Canadian Maritime.

This upper-level ridge of high pressure acts as a block causing the jet stream to buckle further south into the eastern United States bringing below-average temperatures.

The next image (courtesy Pivotal Weather) shows the 500 millibar (mb) height anomalies through April 15. You’ll notice the bright red and orange colors holding strong from the eastern Hudson Bay of Canada toward Greenland, indicative of the upper-level blocking that I just mentioned.

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March Out Like a Lion

The upcoming Easter weekend is looking stunning with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures ranging from the middle 60s to near 70 degrees.  But first we have to get through a rather rainy Wednesday and January-like temperatures on Thursday and Friday.

The latest high-resolution NAM model (image above, courtesy Pivotal Weather) shows widespread showers with some embedded thunder beginning around 1pm on Wednesday and continuing through the tail end of the evening rush hour.

An arctic front will then approach the DC Area on Wednesday night while a strong area of low pressure develops and rides northward along the front changing rain over to snow in our western zones. Some snow may even mix…

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