In a long-range weather forecast posted last December 13th, I gave my take on the noteworthy weather that I thought would affect the East and West Coasts between the 19th and 25th of January. Let’s see what happened.
My forecast relied heavily on the October 23rd 2014 solar eclipse which was now being activated and previously had produced, according to astro-meteorology, a Nor’easter over the U.S. Northeast and New England. One scenario I suggested was a low pressure area over the Carolinas that would then strengthen and move northward to the Northeast and New England with potential to develop into a Nor’easter. On the 23rd and 24th as can be seen in the Accuweather map below, a low developed and passed over the Carolinas becoming a major winter storm that affected the Northeast and New England. Accuweather’s headline was, “Major Snowstorm May Hit I-95 Corridor From DC to NYC, Boston.”
Now, what’s coming on the heels of that is another major blizzard that starts to affect the Northeast and New England just a day after my forecast period ended on the 25th. That is to say that on the 26th, a blizzard will, in the words of Accuweather, shut down Boston and the New York City area. The next Accuweather map shows the extent of the storm.
Due to certain planetary aspects I envisioned a storm system over the area, especially Southern California. Now, I thought that this storm system entailed moisture, which is desperately needed there, however, there was no precipitation. Because of Mercury’s retrograde station, which is a wind-breeding influence, my forecast also called for windy conditions as far south as Southern California. The windy conditions over Southern California were what did materialize.
Starting on the 21st and continuing through the 25th, the National Weather Service began to post wind warnings for Southern California. Their posts warned of locally gusty winds, and strong and damaging winds, or what are known as Santa Ana winds. Fox news reported more than 54,000 customers who were affected by power outages in the Los Angeles area due to fierce Santa Ana winds that toppled trees and knocked down power poles across the area. The area was also besieged by dangerous rip currents and high surf due to a storm system in the Pacific Ocean. Below is a picture of high surf crashing over the Southern California coast on the 24th.
For more information about long-range weather forecasting, more forecasts, and forecast accuracy, see the links below.
Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results
Wet and Windy West Coast January 28-31, 2015
Tropical Cyclone Hadi
Hurricane Erick Fulfills Long-range Forecast
Tropical Storm Andrea Fulfills Long-range Forecast!
Timing the Relief for Drought-Stricken U.S. Plains
Testing Astrometeorology Part 2
Hurricane Sandy Fulfills Long-range Weather Prediction!
Testing Astrometeorology Part 1
Hurricane Season 2011 Forecast Results
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative