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  1. Interesting point from New England forum, about no longer having any 12z soundings from Alaska, due to NOAA budget cuts. In other words, focus on 00z runs instead, in situations where there are waves or vorts or other energy in and around Alaska. Not sure if it will make much of a difference for these upcoming clippers...but could be useful to know for future reference.
  2. Max/min at Denver today was 81/47, a departure of +31. The max of 81 is an all-time November high...and it occurred on the 27th of the month.
  3. Another good one was January 10, 1982...especially across the Northern Plains. January 1982 was an incredibly cold month. Here are some daily max/min's at MSP...several potent arctic shots: 1/6/82: -1/-14 1/7/82: 5/-20 1/8/82: 14/-10 1/9/82: -10/-23 1/10/82: 0/-26 1/16/82: -16/-23 1/17/82: 8/-23 1/24/82: -7/-21 1/25/82: 3/-14
  4. But that is a very low bar. I am talking about 60+ days of consistent snowcover through the heart of winter, i.e. Dec. 15th to Feb. 15th. In WI north of 45N, they do it pretty much every year. But I think Chicago has only done this once (winter of 1978-79).
  5. True, but central and northern WI preserves snow pack fairly well. In January, normal highs are 20-25 and normal lows are 0-5.
  6. INL dropped to -13 yesterday (just before midnight)...old record was 0 in 1979. And, INL dropped to -14 this morning...old record was -6 in 1986. Wow.
  7. Looks like ORD tied its record low of 18, set in 1986. It's a rather mild record, as record lows on surrounding dates are generally 10-15. RFD set a new record low of 14; old record was 15 set in 1973. Also a mild record, as record lows on surrounding dates are generally 5-10. INL dropped to -13 yesterday (just before midnight)...old record was 0 in 1979. And, INL dropped to -14 this morning...old record was -6 in 1986. Wow.
  8. Of course I hope you’re correct. North of 50N seems ok, but far S Canada and the far northern tier of the US will probably lose snow cover as fairly mild temps (30s and 40s) arrive in 7-10 days. Not a big deal and not too unusual for mid-November...but would like to see the + snow cover anomaly continue as much as possible.
  9. Yeah, Cut Bank MT had a high/low of 11/-8 on November 4, with 4” of snow on the ground. Not bad. Normals for the date are 46/24. Of course, Cut Bank often warms into the 40s and 50s in January. They have a crazy chinook climate.
  10. Potential cold shot later this week is impressive for mid-November, but it lifts out quickly and the long range looks milder and meh. With that said - still too early to be concerned about the pattern. We’ll see how things look in about 10 days - to get a good sense of Thanksgiving and beyond. Would like to keep building up the snow in southern Canada, but the 7-10 day period looks mild even up there.
  11. Interesting info on the predictability of the PNA and EPO http://ak-wx.blogspot.com/2017/10/new-ecmwf-seasonal-model.html?m=1
  12. Looks like ORD may hit 80 today as well. Today is the 39th consecutive above-normal day at ORD. Even more amazing is that there has only been one day this entire cool season with a low temp cooler than 47. The normal low for today is 41. Crazy.