Janie2006 wrote:You know, people in Buffalo would kill me if I told them I wanted a 1977-78 winter!
The long-range prognostication is for the "drought o' death" (cousin of the infamous TX Death Ridge) to continue for California, so that's another piece of the puzzle for TX and points east....otherwise you'd often get Pacific track storms (which bring relatively warm Pacific air in and maintain a zonal flow across the South) through California. If I'm not mistaken, most of the rain SoCal gets falls during the winter. Well, if you've got consistent ridging that blocks the storm pattern and forces things *around* it, that's entirely consistent with those warm waters and higher heights we keep seeing.
Meanwhile, I can dream. I've got a 594 DM high building above me. Wxman must have phoned it in.
You are correct about the CA wet season. I was so surprised as a kid when I visited my GP at Christmas and everything was green. And the ridge was sent East because we are tired of it! And what does it do? It continues to build. We are expecting possible 3 digit highs by the weekend. I haven't been following this thread closely, but just read back some and I am going hhhmmmm-what will I see? I think it will be quite interesting. Here in SE TX we have yet to see an official 100 degree high. Normally we would have seen somewhere around 10 days at or above 100f.
Signs of things to come?