Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 2016 Forecast Results

On April 2nd of this year, I published some long-range weather forecasts for May 2016. These forecasts discussed the likely weather patterns that would result from the Sun-Mercury conjunction of May 9th, and the Mercury-Venus conjunction of May 13th. Here are the results.

May 8-13, 2016


The forecast stated that "we should expect a strong cold front or storm system bringing windy conditions to the area from the eastern Plains through the east central US."


On the 8th, Accuweather headlines read "Severe storms to strike central US through early week" These storms, according to Accuweather, were to begin on Sunday the 8th into Monday the 9th. The Accuweather map below shows the area to be affected which was the area specified in the forecast.

08 Severe Storms

Severe storms and tornadoes continued to threaten the forecast area on the 9th and shown in the next Accuweather map.

09 Tornadoes

Storms began to move into the east central US as was forecast. On Tuesday the 10th, Accuweather reported that "the threat of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, will expand into the Ohio Valley into Tuesday night." The following Accuweather map shows the danger zone.

10 Severe Storms

The next forecast was for the western US.

May 12-15, 2016


We may expect an increase in temperatures and in shower and thunderstorm activity at this time over the US West.


On May 11th, Accuweather meteorologists began to see the coming increase in temperatures that would affect the US West starting on Friday, May 13th. They announced "Temperatures to soar to record-challenging levels by late this week." Here's their map depicting temperatures 10 to 25 degrees above normal.

11 Northwest Tems

As far as the shower and thunderstorm activity that was also predicted in the long-range forecast, the National Weather Service reported on the 13th that "Showers and thunderstorms will increase across the Pacific Northwest tonight as a frontal boundary and upper-level disturbance move onshore. On Saturday (May 14th), showers and thunderstorms will spread into the interior Northwest and the northern Intermountain West as the system moves inland."

Links to Other Long-range Weather Forecasts and Forecast Results

June 1-5, 2016 Long-range Weather Forecast
May 2016 Long-range Weather Forecasts 
Hurricane Dolores Fulfills Long-range Weather Forecast
Hurricane Season 2015 Long-range Weather Predictions
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
Hurricane Risk-Management
New Weather Alternative Website
Fulfilled Long-range Forecasts for Hurricane Season 2010
Introduction to the Weather Alternative

The Experts Explain Global Warming

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