NOAA forecasts major December cold blast for nearly all the USA

Article source: wattsupwiththat.com

Watts Up With That?

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Alerts me to this map from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center and says:

Cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.

Neither can I, have a look:

UPDATE: This map from Dr. Ryan Maue of WeatherBell shows that over 75% of the USA will be below freezing for overnight lows on December 8th:

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Dr. Maue writes:

CONUS average low temp of 17°F for Dec 8th according to ECMWF 12z is exceptionally cold — there will surely be record lows.


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Source: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

The only state not showing a cold anomaly is Hawaii, the southernmost parts of Florida and Texas are also spared.

The 6-10 day outlook shows the western half of the USA and Alaska in a deep cold anomaly:

conus-610temp-new

Source: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/index.php

Maybe it has something to do with the “cold blob” I pointed out yesterday?

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