Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Not What I Expected!


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My post of December 27, 2006 contained a long-range forecast for January 27-30, 2007. The forecast called for the following:

This January, roughly from the 27th through the 30th, shows that the solar eclipse of March 29, 2006 will be activated. The implications are that a powerful storm, perhaps a blizzard, will develop over the Plains and push eastward across the Mississippi Valley and toward the East Coast.

The main weather maker over the area at this time was not a powerful storm as I expected but a blast of very cold arctic air that entered through the Midwest and pushed eastward as seen on the Accuweather map above. For the Northeast this meant some of the coldest weather in two years. The cold front had a far-reaching effect in the Midwest ushering in significantly colder air as far south as North Texas. The northern branch of the jet stream responsible for the arctic outbreak even plunged deep into the southern half of the U.S., which led to Freeze Watches and Warnings in Florida.

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

What is your forecast for Houston from about the 10th of March till the beginning of April? I am planning a trip there during that time and would like to know what the weather will be like. What do the stars say?

The Weather Alternative said...

I'll let you know! I haven't looked at that time period yet, but I'll check it out.

Zuke said...

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