May 2015: Wettest Month in US History!
The extreme flooding that devastated portions of Texas and Oklahoma during May 2015 made national headlines (for more see our article on this record breaking event) as numerous locations ended up with rainfall totals approaching 30 inches! Considering the huge swath of the central US spanning from Colorado and Wyoming through Louisana and Arkansas that received at least 10 inches of rain, May 2015 has taken top honors as the wettest month ever for the Continental US.
Record...Warmth this Past Winter??
With meteorological summer now under way, we hate to bring back bad memories of this past winter. But I’m sure folks across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest remember cold temperatures dominating between the months of January and March. Even April featured some chilly days. So it might come as a complete surprise for those in the Eastern US that January through April 2015 was the warmest such period ever recorded on Earth!
What will Summer 2015 Hold?
With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, many folks are starting to get into that summer mindset. And after all, meteorological summer does begin on June 1st. While early spring was relatively chilly, warm conditions have dominated the Eastern US for much of May. So, the question is, “how are things trending over the next few months?”
For those folks who read our long range products, you know we like to keep a close eye on important oscillations. Below is summary of the oscillations expected to have an impact on the overall pattern for the Summer of 2015.
2015 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
After a slow tropical season in 2014, how are things looking for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season? Interestingly, we did get off to a very early start. While it did not have much of an impact on the Northeast, Tropical Storm Ana was able to develop off the coast of the Carolinas. However, despite the anomalous early season storm, 2015 is anticipated to be another year of suppressed activity in the Atlantic Ocean. Let’s take a look at some of the factors expected to influence tropical activity during this upcoming hurricane season.
Subtropical Storm Ana has Arrived!
In a follow up to yesterday's blog, we officially have our first named storm of the 2015 season! As of late last night, the system off the Southeast Coast was deemed organized enough to be declared Subtropical Storm Ana. As noted yesterday, this was expected, as conditions in the region were favorable for development.
Model Predictions for the track of Subtropical Storm Ana over the next few days.
Is Our First Tropical System Brewing?
For those who like to follow tropical weather, you know that the official hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1st. However, it looks like this season could be off to an early start in 2015. As conditions become more favorable over the next day or two, we will be watching for tropical development just off the Southeastern Coast of the US.
2015 Hurricane Outlook Upcoming
Despite a close call with Hurricane Arthur and a couple of storms reaching major hurricane status (category 3 or greater), last year ended up being a relatively quiet season for tropical activity in the Atlantic. So, the question is, “how are things looking for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season?” The expectation here at WeatherWorks is that 2015 will be another season with below normal tropical activity.
Early Spring Outlook
After a cold and snowy winter, many folks across the East Coast are dying for some warmer weather. Thankfully, a recent shift in the pattern has led to mild temperatures during the second week of March. So the question is, are the milder conditions here to stay? Unfortunately, the answer appears to be no.
Early Spring Midwest Outlook - Any More Snow?
After a frigid February, many folks across the Midwest are dying for some warmer weather. Thankfully, a recent shift in the pattern has led to mild temperatures during the second week of March. So the question is, are the milder conditions here to stay? Unfortunately, the answer appears to be no.