European Model vs Old Farmer’s Almanac: Who had the better 2014-2015 Winter Forecast?

Happy (Meteorological) Spring everyone! Back on October 12th I published the post What will this Winter be Like? Two Forecasts for Winter in your Region. I looked at two different long range outlooks from two very different sources: The European Centre of Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. One is …

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The Pineapple Express and California’s Rain

Another week and another big storm, so another post. Welcome back! California has seen some flooding rains the past few days. How much rain? San Francisco received 3.75 inches in one day, about one-third of the total received during the 2013-14 rain year. Hurricane force winds have been reported, major highways were closed, and 4.5 …

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Weather Fan Christmas Gift Ideas from a Real Meteorologist

Hello everyone. It's getting cold, even here in New Mexico. It's also dark before I get home from work, which is a tad depressing. But fear not, because those endless Election Day commercials are about to give way to endless Christmas gift commercials. It's time to start shopping, and if you're here at Wildcard Weather …

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A Trip through southeastern New Mexico; Roswell, Cavern Weather, and Dust Devils

Welcome back! Living in Albuquerque, New Mexico has felt like living on a different planet. From the altitude to the blazing sun to the bone-dry air, Boston may as well be across the galaxy as it is across the continent. Forecasting here has been quite a challenge too; little microclimates form around the mountains that …

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Find out EXACTLY what this Winter will be like in your area, thanks to The Farmers’ Almanac

*Accuracy not guaranteed, and probably not likely Good evening all, I have great news tonight. The Farmers' Almanac, not to be confused with The Old Farmer's Almanac (who knew?), just released its winter forecast for this year, so plan your next 8 months accordingly. (Follow here for their article) Let's take a look for what …

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El Nino and Atlantic Basin Hurricane Activity

Hello again, Tonight I wanted to delve a little deeper into something I mentioned in my last post. We were discussing seasonal hurricane forecasts and how the forecasted El Nino conditions factor in. Short explanation of El Nino: The above images show the different ENSO conditions. In El Nino, the surface water in the eastern …

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