Good morning bloggers,
This map above is a 16-day forecast from the GFS model (06z or midnight central time). There are many interesting things to ponder by just looking at this one map. The most obvious is the brutally cold air mass that is forecast to blast into the middle of the nation. The second thing is where it is located. Something you do not see here is that our LRC computer model has had this predicted for a few weeks already to arrive around mid-December. Fred Broski, who used to be a weathercaster in Kansas City, has become a good friend of mine and he is just such a funny and insightful guy. He isn’t even a meteorologist. He did the weather and entertained audiences for years on television for many years here in KC. He has explained to me many times when I complained a bit about how dry it is, etc; “Gary, of course the weather is doing exactly what it is supposed to do”. Think about that statement. This first cycle was fascinating. The weather in the second cycle will be equally as fascinating. As the weather pattern repeats, and cycles through this winter two more times before spring gets here, the weather will do exactly what it was supposed to do. We are trying to predict it, and we have learned a lot in the past few years, but we are still predicting the future. We have made our forecast for the winter. Let’s see what actually happens.
Here is my video that may explain a little bit of this. Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Go click on the blog at Weather2020.com and join in the conversation.