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Harsh Winter Looming? - Accu-Weather's Joe Lunberg

Aug 8, 2014|

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Let's focus on our top story this morning the possibility of some chilly weather coming -- September and maybe December could get quote kind of wild. On the live line is Joseph Lundberg shows a meteorologist with AccuWeather and he joins us now to talk about this -- -- and they're good morning. You know we're sort of concerned about the issue and we went through one heck of a winter last year not one but two blizzards. Against who was the first time in history we had two blizzards. Now we're hearing that term that we began hearing last year. Polar vortex. And we understand but I two others predict. I think it's possible in September tell us about the well we've forty seen a couple of the strong upper level low pressure areas are deep upper level trough of low pressure come down. Over the past five weeks -- them we you know middle latter stages of July. Down into the and over Great Lakes and into the Ohio Tennessee valleys they brought -- some very cool army we just it -- in -- came out of a month of July. Where temperatures averaged almost two degrees so I should say more than that and look at the actual numbers here two and a half degrees below normal so. We've not had a deal that really any kind of heat so for the summer. And it just looks like after or maybe a little period of warmth toward the end of August and early September. That is going to be your repeat of this pattern later in September where it is good to be some. And so some bouts of very Chilean and try to come down from central Canada. Right and into the Mississippi Valley the Great Lakes and Ohio valley that obviously would mean some bouts of some very -- second half of the month. While we're talking about this far out how do you know that it will happen again just because it's happened before the web -- were looking it to pass patterns what we're trying to do look at what's going on this year not just here all across the US in indeed all across the globe what's happening with. Like Nina el Nino in the Pacific Ocean. In no other patterns of the Pacific Ocean temperatures and Atlantic Ocean temperatures in the try to look back in the past and weird do we see similar. Lineups like this there were not gonna give an exact match but where they looks somewhat similar. And then try to use those years as a gauge for what might happen this particular fall and winter. You know show a lot of folks around here you know they pay attention of the weather forecast and here in high today eighty degrees and and goes everything else goes. Over -- people's heads it's hard for us to understand. How el Nino in -- out of the warm surface waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Could actually affect the weather's so far away here in buffalo. It does because if it sets of different. Circulation patterns the atmosphere one of the things that we typically see. Win el Nino develops or comes on as of the jet stream tends to have a splits and other so just being one. The zone where the winds are strongest across the country it tends to split into 21 still relatively strong across the northern part of the country and up from the southern candidate. And the second one -- the brains tend to develop. And when these two get together you tend to get some pretty big storms that typically happens somewhere in the listened to the east. And sometimes it happens and the storms come up through the Ohio valley and we get snowed ice to -- sometimes they come up the appellation that it's a big snowstorm for us. Sometimes they have along the eastern seaboard. And we just get the lake effects on the backside of which can be just as bad as having a real snowstorm across the -- If it comes together in ways that this happens how cold will again. Where that's that's the tricky issue of what what they know the last Twitter. Was marked by persistent chill it got cold and it never let up I mean they're just December January coverage is never went away right in the march and even into parts of April. But what we're looking at this year is it looks like it's more back and forth but when it's in place it could be quite intensive than the -- was there could be some. For real -- bouts of extended cold. And then that would be interspersed by periods where temperatures are normal to maybe slightly above normal or can you guys are quoted as saying December could be kind of wild what you mean by that he can't -- That's what you just a -- pretty much just what I got through saying that they have it looks like a stormy pattern particularly in the east and you know if there's that cold air around which were concerned about. And I guess what that could mean watts of lake effect snow for us I mean we could have another one of those blizzards here in Western New York -- audio -- goodness for us. It's going to be a great weekend the next 34. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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