Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Today’s GFS is really cutting back on its pattern-reversal forecast. Today’s runs push any cold phase arrival back a week, at least. It’s quite a bit weaker than last weeks storm, but another west coast storm is developing and heading toward a northern cut across the central U.S. Saturday. Following that, Sunday thru Tuesday will be the coldest days we’ve seen in almost a year.
That was supposed to be start of a long term cold period. But, now the GFS is predicting yet another major west coast storm moving into the central Plains the next weekend. Even after that, it’s holding off on a pattern shift.
The Euro model has been a little hesitant on the magnitude of any pattern change for the past week. Now, it too is backing off.
The GFS has been doing this to us for six months. I’m still hoping that one of these times, it’ll actually happen.