Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Groundhog never said there would be an option beyond six weeks.

May 3, 2017
8:00 AM EST
Intellicast Current Temperature Map (click here)

February 2, 2017

...According (click here) to the Groundhog Club's records, the various incarnations of Punxsutawney Phil have predicted 103 forecasts of more winter and 17 early springs. (There are nine years without any records, and even the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, which keeps track of these things, doesn't know what happened to Phil during those years.) Data from the Stormfax Almanac's data shows that Phil's six-week prognostications have been correct about 39 percent of the time....

This is a real time satellite view of the USA water vapor cover. The hot air mass and cold air mass are mixing at the larger area of Kansas and Missouri.

3 May 2017
Unisys Water Vapor Satellite of USA (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

Noted in the loop is rapid movement of the Arctic air flow. 

When air warms it takes up more space. The troposphere is a somewhat limited capacity so that air expansion happens within a somewhat closed envelope of air. More air, less space, movement is exaggerated and more dangerous.

May 3, 2017
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)