Maybe you’ve heard of this movie before:
Well, with all of the cold weather going on lately, this is what WE’RE embarking on:
So, with that being said, let’s get started. First, you need to understand what has been happening.
Perhaps you’ve been watching us on WeatherNation quite a bit lately, perhaps you’ve never heard of us until now (visit www.weathernationtv.com to watch us live). Either way, what we’ve been talking about for weeks now has been a stagnant upper level low pressure center over the Hudson Bay region of Canada.
This is the main thing to keep in mind as you read this: Some spots around the nation HAVE been warmer than average. In fact, as of yesterday’s highs… Salt Lake City has hit 100 degrees or hotter 17 times, up from the average of about 5 such days.
Florida? Hot & humid. It’s just the Midwest, the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, and the Northeast that have been seeing average or below average temperatures.
Here is the setup:
See that big “L” over Canada? That is our culprit. Now as you look ahead in the forecast models a few things pop out:
1) That low has been ridiculously stagnant, but will finally start to be pushed away
2) In its place will be MORE cool weather… but likely with an end point, rather than perpetual cooling
Let’s explore the “good” part of that news item in more detail:
A relatively high region of pressure builds into the Midwest by the 9th of August – unfortunately that happens on the back-end of very cool air that moves across (although that cold air is part of a system strong enough to nudge away the Hudson Bay low… starting to see the pattern here yet?) the region.
The first “big” warm-up for the midwest? That comes at day 15 in the forecast:
That is a LONG time from now – but at least we “found” the warming! The hunt is complete.
Stay tuned for more!
WeatherNation Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer @ashafferWNTV