From the “weather is not climate” department.
By Steven Goddard
I noticed something interesting in the NCEP forecast for the coming week. Temperatures are predicted to be below normal across a 7,000 mile swath of the Americas. That is more than one fourth of the way around the earth. Below is a composite image of generated from three of the NCEP maps.
Looks like another cold soccer Saturday, across the entire US. Of course there are other places on the Earth that will have above normal temperatures, but this seemed noteworthy for the dual hemispheric scope, even it is just “weather”.
Here’s the USA forecast to May 6th. Note that much of the West will be well below normal with neutral to slightly above normal in the East:
And South America:
Source: NCEP forecast page.
Please no grousing about the USA being in °F and South America being in °C. That’s the way NCEP provides the maps. – Anthony