UK Weather Report, Stuck Jet Stream, and Warm Arctic Update

February 6, 2014

Update on “Warm Arctic, Cold Continents’, from Dr. Jason Box.

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Posted on February 6, 2014 by 

I updated my calculation of running 5-day temperature anomalies versus the same 5-day period for the ‘climate normal’ (a.k.a. most recent 30 year period beginning on a “1″ year) 1981-2010. These data are from the US NCEP NCAR Reanalysis mixture of observations from satellites, ground stations, aircraft and numerical modeling.

Most striking to me is the Arctic Ocean area persisting warm…(above)

The most recent map (that does not include forecast data) has the warm anomaly along the US west coast turned to cold anomaly. So, the whole US is in the cold in the most recent 5 day average. The warmest temperatures over the Arctic Ocean are 17 C above the 1981-2010 average for this 5 day period.


Here’s the situation over the US for the region bounded by 70 to 105 longitude west and 38 to 55 latitude north…


Below, the anomaly from the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer.


4 Responses to “UK Weather Report, Stuck Jet Stream, and Warm Arctic Update”

  1. BBC news – UK floods: Further severe weather across UK

    Video showing the extent of the floods across the U.K.

  2. rayduray Says:

    Lovely piece of precipitation coming down on our heads in the PNW right now. We’ve accumulated about 8 inches of powder here in town (Bend, OR) in the past 24 hours and rumor has it we may get a couple feet before it’s all said and done. Central Oregon is a winter wonderland.

    So it was a perfect time last night for popping a DVD into the player and dropping into the fray over fracking. Matt Damon wrote a quite intelligent script for “Promised Land”. A story with a twist and a twisted ending. And that’s all the spoiler you’ll get from me. If you haven’t seen this one, you might want to give it a whirl.

  3. dumboldguy Says:

    How was it put on another thread?
    Ray is off topic—All. The. Fracking. Time?

    I guess it’s easier to do that than address the questions that have been put to him about his badmouthing of Michael Brune, Democrats, and being off-topic All. The. Fracking. Time.

    (and Promised Land IS a great movie).

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