August 28, 2013
Okay, so I’ve been on hiatus for awhile. It happens. But it is that time of year to start looking for patterns and start thinking about what the winter might hold. Of course, the current heat spell stands out and the fact that it followed a cool first half of August is also something that has caught my eye. I’ll be looking through the archives for any prior years that have the similar patterns.
On the global scale, I have looked into El Nino and La Nina but both may end up being absent this year. But solar flares were an interesting one that caught my eye last year, and I’ll look into that again this year. Though it is NOT be looked at for a seasonal forecast, it IS something that can be looked at for developing storm systems two to three weeks out.
What else comes to mind? Ah, yes…the pattern that sets up in October through mid-November is usually one that helps in the grand scheme of things too, but that’s still a couple of months away.
The best thing about weather and predictions…Only time will tell.