Good evening Weather2020.com fans,
We are in between stormy periods now and it will be calming down around the natino for a few days. The active part of the pattern, unfortunately, will be returning by opening day for Major League Baseball.
From Our Press Release earlier this week:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL OPENING WEEK TO EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS IN MANY HOST CITIES
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 10, 2014) – A stormy and cold weather pattern will be moving back into the United States for Major League Baseball Opening Day games on March 31, Weather 2020 meteorologists have announced. Fans and players in many cities hosting games can expect precipitation in the form of cold rain, snow or thunderstorms. Temperatures are expected to be average in most cities except for games in California where temperatures will fall below average and in Arizona and Florida where temperatures are expected to be above average.
Weather 2020 forecasts for Opening Day games:
- Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Penn. Forecast: Dry conditions with near to above average temperatures warming into the 60s.
- Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Mich. Forecast: A cold pattern expected for the first series. There will be a chance of rain or snow.
- Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets at Citi Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. Forecast: Expect a brief warm-up, followed by rain or snow in the coming days.
- Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. Forecast: Expect warm temperatures with humid conditions and a chance of thunderstorms.
- Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Forecast: Cold with rain or snow likely throughout the day
- Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md. Forecast: Mild temperatures for Opening Day with conditions expected dry with chances for thunderstorms as the week continues.
- Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Ill. Forecast: A cold and stormy pattern likely to move through during the game.
- St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Forecast: A cold front moving through with a chance of rain or snow.
- Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Forecast: Expect outside temperatures in the 70s or 80s with dry conditions.
- Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. Forecast: Temperatures for the game are expected to be in the 80s. Nice temperatures will accompany humid conditions with no rain expected.
- San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Chace Field in Phoenix, Ariz. Forecast: A storm system is will move through Arizona around Opening Day with a few showers and cooler than average temperatures expected.
- Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calf. Forecast: Colder than average temperatures expected accompanied by a few showers.
- Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calf. Forecast: Partly cloudy with a chance of a few showers during the day. Cooler than average temperatures expected.
In early January, Weather 2020 issued the only accurate forecast of no snow and temperatures in the 50s at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. The forecast contrasted other predictions issued in the days and weeks leading up to the event from traditional methods that called for bitter cold and possible snow.
Here is the link to the press release:
Long Range Weather Discussion:
The weather pattern is calming down as a storm exits the east coast tonight. There will be a few storm systems between now and the 25th of march, but we are now in between active periods…..
We often show the stormy parts of the pattern and how they fit into the LRC. The entire pattern is cycling and regularly, and our knowledge of this cycling pattern has allowed our team to make these accurate long range weather forecasts since winter began. It isn’t just one day, one snap shot in time. Let’s take a look at yet another example of the cycling pattern. We have established firmly that the pattern has been cycling every 56 to 58 days, give or take a few days. This map on the left is just the 500 mb forecast valid next Tuesday.
The flow aloft, two cycles ago, has been weighted slightly heavier than the pattern from January, that was majorly influenced by the brutally cold January Arctic outbreaks. We are trying to simplify this to see the LRC at this one level and you can clearly see the comparisons from November 24th, the actual 500 mb chart from that day, to the map above left. We are now getting the April version of the pattern.
So, what lies ahead? There will be a few storm systems in the next ten days, but we are in this little quieter period until later this month when the Super Bowl part of the weather pattern returns. That will be one heck of a stormy stretch later this month into April. We will look ahead later this week.
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