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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Year In Review and Christmas Week Follow Up

Hey everyone!

Here we are, Christmas Eve of 2016.  It's amazing how fast the year has flown by!

Some highlights of 2016 for #organicforecasting as a whole...


  1. Presented the Bering Sea Rule to the American Meteorological Society's New Orleans Annual Meeting in January.
  2. Presented the Bering Sea Rule to the local Kansas City AMS chapter.
  3. Submitted the Bering Sea Rule and East Asia Rule for peer review.
  4. Recurring Rossby Wave Train abstracts were accepted to the National Weather Association's Norfolk, VA Annual Meeting in September for oral presentation and Climate Prediction Center Diagnostic Workshop held in Bangor, ME this past October for poster presentation.
  5. Established contacts within the National Weather Service for continued collaboration into research.
  6. Josh has streamlined the data section of organicforecasting.com by adding plenty of new items and tweaking the Recurring Rossby Wave Train calculations.
  7. Interviewed by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources and taught the Long Range Forecasting Class of Mizzou's meteorology program our organic forecasting techniques.

Let's go ahead and talk about a few things this week.  What the BSR started to see for the 5 day range on December 12th for the 21st-Christmas Day.




Below you will find the NWS Weather Prediction Center's anomaly maps initialized today for the 1-5 and 3-7 day range.











A few tweets early this month...


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

What's All The Hoopla About...Part Two!

In my hoopla post on December 1st, I discussed how the #BSR saw the pattern change to cold that we are, and will, experience in the coming days.  Let's focus on the last section of that post.

Sad part is I was portrayed by a twitter account out east that I was denying the pattern change was even going to take place and “was wasting your time”.
Umm…yeah…Looks like my research and data was denying that.  He was just upset that I noticed he was calling for a ridge in the EPO/AO region when in reality, it was the WPO region.  Some education of the loading differences for EPO/WPO…
Note the ridge with the highest anomalies just South of the Aleutian Island chain and moving into the Eastern Bering Sea.  
BSR Map
Our current lag time is running at 17 days.
BSR Lag
Here is the NOAA CPC 8-14 day analog.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What's All The Hoopla About??!!


Now, those that know me know I'm just poking fun with the above.  Why do you ask?  Well, the Bering Sea Rule gave us a heads up on Veterans Day! Note the key features of an ULL in South Central California, a shortwave in the Mid-Mississippi Valley, and another off Cape Cod.

Here is the WPC 500mb forecast issued yesterday evening. Note the similarities??!!

I see an ULL feature over the Baja, a shortwave in the mid-Plains, and another off New England.

Here is what the future holds in 5 day increments via the 500mb anomalies.


Tropical Tidbits only allows me to use 850mb 5 day averages, but the premise remains.

The strength lies in the West and "bleeds" east ladies and gentlemen, just like the BSR showed!

Here is what the EAR maps showed also, which is part of our "trifecta" of Organic Forecasting.



As you can see from above, strong system from the West comes into the Rockies and ejects into the Great Lakes which brings the cold air behind it.

For good measure, let's add the SOID metric that we are researching as we speak...



Hmmm...a 33.15 drop in 3 days between November 13th and November 16th.  Coincidence...I think not.

Sad part is I was portrayed by a twitter account out east that I was denying the pattern change was even going to take place and "was wasting your time".

Umm...yeah...Looks like my research and data was denying that.  He was just upset that I noticed he was calling for a ridge in the EPO/AO region when in reality, it was the WPO region.  Some education of the loading differences for EPO/WPO...