For Such Compelling Factor

Just over a week later we saw more of the same, rain and another lost opportunity at a big storm. For more information, simply hover your mouse over the arrow. Baylor Bears (-2) over TCU HORNED FROGS: The Bears haven’t made many believers in their ugly undefeated run, featuring three home wins of three points or fewer in the team’s past five games. If there has been no engine oil change in the past 6 months, you should definitely consider one to avoid damage to your engine during winter. What is not ludicrous would be to compare global temperatures this past winter season with those that occurred during the last Super Nino, the legendary reference point of 1998. Take a look at these global temperatures anomalies. The Vermont “snow hole” was very real this winter. Within 2 days of -15 degree temperatures, it was raining yet again with readings in the 40’s and deteriorating snow.

The first 7 days of the month were an abomination complete with both mild weather and rain. Now that we know what the MJO should do for the first several days of June, what does that translate to in terms of the weather pattern here in the United States? Such data just lends greater support to what we already know about the statistical global temperature trends. Given what we know about El Nino and what we also know about seasonal variability, this argument is completely ludicrous. Furthermore, it degenerates the argument to the point where no big picture workable solutions can be agreed upon. At best, an argument could be made that below-normal sea surface temperature anomalies south of Japan favor a stormier-than-normal winter ahead for East Asia, and thereby favor a stormier-than-normal winter in the United States as well. The weather remained true to its 2015-2016 character however and in the worst traditions of New England winter weather.

Let us begin by asking what is the number one weather phenomenon that kills and injures Washington State residents and particularly poorer ones. Perhaps my most interesting weather experience was ascending one of the “sky islands” – the Santa Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson. It was all over after that as mild weather reestablished control over much of eastern North America and effectively ended the season. Some lottery numbers hit 2 to 3 times more often than others and continue do so over many years of lottery drawings. Most of February was even more agonizing. Terrain enhanced snowfall around February 10th and 11th provided the mountain with the best powder of the year and reopened most of the terrain for what turned out to be a brutally cold holiday weekend. The holiday season will be soaking wet for the eastern part of the Philippines as the resurgent La Nina phenomenon saw its start in December, according to the state weather agency.

But the weather excitement didn’t end there. This is the 500mb forecast for November 24 at the very end of the GFS’ forecast period. The snowfall forecast of “normal” however was way too optimistic and in retrospect was unlikely given some of the expected temperature anomalies. The air in the cells provides the animals with a thermal insulation in the same way a bird is provided with warmer protection by trapping air between the feather barbs. The adaption of the plants and animals to the dry conditions is really extraordinary, including the ability of big cacti to store tons of water and the dual usage of cactus needles for both protection and shading. We started in Tucson under sunny skies and temps about 55F–surrounded by Saguaro and other cacti. Weaving up the road, the vegetation and climate changed rapidly, and by around 5000 ft we started to see some SNOW in shaded areas.