Senior meteorologist on extended USA cold blast to last past Groundhog day: ‘WOW WOW’

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Normally quiet and reserved WeatherBell senior forecaster Joe D’Aleo (co-founder of the Weather Channel with John Coleman) almost never writes (email subject lines) like this. When he does, it gets my attention. A new forecast shows the cold blast in the eastern half of the USA extending well past Groundhog Day, Feb 2nd, according to their models. WeatherBell has had an excellent track record this winter so far. He says he hasn’t seen anything like it since 1918 when the big flu pandemic hit the USA. Have a look:

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3 thoughts on “Senior meteorologist on extended USA cold blast to last past Groundhog day: ‘WOW WOW’

  1. stefanthedenier January 23, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    that ”cold blast” is nothing unusual. When on the southern hemisphere some place / places get warmer than normal -> cold blast comes to USA or Europe from the north pol, to balance; because: the whole atmosphere overall cannot get warmer, or colder simultaneously – that’s what the normal laws of physics say:

  2. Anthony j. Mengotto January 24, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Russ, There is a very good chance the great lakes will freeze solid this winter if the jet stream keeps the cold artic air going to the south for the next couple of weeks. Here is the ice so far as of 1/24/2014 Anthony

    • Russ Steele January 24, 2014 / 8:55 pm


      Thanks for the tip. Will keep an eye out for the freeze over.

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