October Warmth across Eastern United States Matches La Nina Analogs

The image below courtesy tropical tidbits shows the upper-level height anomalies through October 21st (according to the latest Global Forecast Ensemble System). 

Notice the continuous bright orange colors over the northeastern United States indicative of an upper-level ridge of high pressure with a trough (dip in the jet stream) over the western United States.

This pattern favors mild Indian Summer weather to continue through the next 10 to 20 days.

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Temperature Roller Coaster Monday & Thunderstorms Tuesday

Tidal Basin shrouded in fog, photo credit Ingrid Richter

A warm front will pass through the Washington Metropolitan Area late this morning allowing temperatures to soar into the middle 70s in DC and possibly close to 80 degrees across our southern exurbs.

 

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Medium Range Forecast “More Like May” but April Fools Beware!

Weeping Cherry Blossom, April 6th, 2013, Washington D.C., photo credit Ron Cogswell

Get through Thursday and we are well on our way to record warmth across the Mid-Atlantic as we round out the end of March.  But before you pack away your winter coats early April may make fools out of us all.

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