Cold Weather Safety Tips for your Pets

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your […]

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Euro Weekly Comment ( 500)

December 18, 2017 Euro forecasting a huge flip after Week 3. It’s warmer, but inherent model problems limit me taking a stand. The model is notoriously too warm in the longer term. There will be no changes to the January forecast now due to very cold start and uncertainty of the models’ prowess. Literally, the […]

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Record warm Christmas?

While the cold air developing in the arctic is impressive, it may have some side effects. Depending on where the cold air plunges, there will be two compensating ridges (that’s an oversimplification, as the ridges and troughs influence each other). Here is the 500 mb forecast for the last two runs of the GFS for 00z December […]

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Model Craziness

This morning I went over the abrupt change in the models from yesterday to today in relation to an Omega Block off the West Coast. Look at the hemispheric Euro from 00z at 500 mb: The new 12z run: The axis of the ridge shifted slightly to the southeast, and this caused the deep closed […]

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Storms may increase white Christmas odds, threaten holiday travel in midwestern, northeastern US

A stormy pattern in the days leading up to Christmas may increase odds for a white Christmas in the midwestern and northeastern United States but may also pose concerns for holiday travelers. “The weather does not look quiet for the days leading up to Christmas,” AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said, much to the […]

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