Major Pattern Change for Mid-Atlantic Next Weekend

The Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) is finally moving out of phase 7 and back into phase 8 this weekend. The image above shows warmer than average temperature anomalies over the Eastern United States in phase 7 with cooler than average temperatures in phase 8. You need cold air for wintry weather and with a veryContinue reading “Major Pattern Change for Mid-Atlantic Next Weekend”

Four Key Teleconnections Indicate a Return of Winter to the Eastern United States

After a predominantly mild and wet December, it may be tempting to give up hope for the return of winter weather in Washington.  As the image above (courtesy NOAA) indicates, temperatures across much of the eastern two-thirds of the United States have been running well above average the past thirty days.  So what’s in storeContinue reading “Four Key Teleconnections Indicate a Return of Winter to the Eastern United States”