Nor’ Easter and Warming TrendNovember 8th, 2012 at 10:54 am by Greg Shoup under Weather
Powerful Nor’ Easter continues to ravage east coast communities
Winds, heavy snow and storm surges are marring the clean up effort across the eastern U.S. thousands are without power. Many areas have over 10 to almost 15 inches of snowfall in the last 24 hours. Most of the heavy snow has fallen across portions of Connecticut. Even the Bronx in NY had almost three inches of snow! Peak wind gusts have been up to 76 mph across portions of Massachusetts and storm surges have been 4 to 8 feet across the New Jersey coastline.
One of things I have the pleasure of doing and getting paid for is observing weather. I’m always looking for trends. One of the patterns or trends I always notice is that extreme weather one place leads to extreme weather in another location. This is the case next week across the continental U.S. The western states will have an early season cold blast with temperatures in the northern Rockies nearly 30 degrees below normal. Because of this plunge the jet stream will be forced to buckle because of the cold air across the west. This pattern will also cause an extreme rise in temperatures across the eastern U.S. We could also see the first big snowfall of the year across the northern Rockies. Eastern Montana and North Dakota could pick up 10 to 15 inches of snowfall.
We are just lucky we are on the warmer side of extreme weather.