Okay I guess you just answered my question about why the OFA was so far off base with winter weather this year. I live in the Northeast and it said it was going to be below normal temps and more snow and I'm telling you it is as if we haven't had any winter at all. I like it but how could you be so far off? I guess it's the volcano, okay, you're off the hook, this time.
What,if anything might this mean for weather in South America, especially for the amount of snow that might fall in places like Bariloche AR or Las Lenas, Chile?
Since this winter was a strong la nina year what does that mean for summer if it sticks around with us during the spring? I hope this summer will be really hot because im a big fan of the hot summer days! I heard next winter will be an el nino year most likely. Which is the opposite and el ninos tend to force the jet stream down right? Which would mean next winter might be a different story.... Hopefully :)
I'm curious about why this phenomenon gave us such a warm winter while Europe has had such a record cold winter? Why didn't the Azores High minimize the cold hitting Europe?
Second question: Does this mean that we should expect a warmer-than-normal summer across the US?
The NAO shaped by the Icelandic Low kept the Arctic air from entering the Atlantic. It had to go somewhere, so it went into Siberia. As more polar air poured in, the cold expanded through Russia, Eastern Europe and finally into England and France. Normally winter storms hit Europe from the Atlantic. They called this winter of Siberian cold "The Beast from the East."
There are clues that this summer might also be very hot, but it depends on a number of factors that are still changing.
I live in north Texas and our Winter has been warmer and wetter than normal. After the hottest driest summer of 2011 we welcomed the moisture. Out temps,however, have been on somewhat of a roller coaster.
I live in MI and we where hit with a storm in some areas up to 20" or so
We have had alot of rain this winter
I was wonderin how this winter will affect our summer
No winter here. Golfers love it. I'm in central Texas and 2011 summer was beyond brutal. Will this volcano make it as hot or even hotter this year? Please, no more rolling black outs, wells going dry, fires and vanishing lakes.
This is the first time ever in my life that I have planned a large outdoor party. I was wondering if it's possible to somewhat tell what the weather will be like on sat Mar 17th