Daily Climate Headlines
June 18, 2013
The mid-level mean circulation pattern forecast for Week-2 shows a trough over the north Pacific and an amplified ridge across mainland Alaska. Over the CONUS, a ridge is forecast for the west central U.S. with a trough across the Northeast. Lower than normal mid-level heights are forecast for parts of the southern tier of the U.S. from Texas to the Southeast. The forecast pattern favors above-normal temperatures for much of the CONUS and Alaska with the exception of the south central and southeast CONUS and Aleutians. Enhanced odds of above-median precipitation are indicated for much of the eastern U.S. and parts of the Pacific Northwest and Southwest, with below-median precipitation favored for some areas of the western High Plains and northern Rockies. For Alaska, there is an enhanced likelihood for above (below) median precipitation for the Panhandle and northwest portions of the state. – Jon Gottschalck
HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO VALLEYS, AND THE GREAT LAKES, SUN-MON, JUN 23-24.
MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR MUCH OF ALASKA, THU-SUN, JUN 20-23.
FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH DAKOTA, THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, INDIANA, GEORGIA, AND TEXAS.
SEVERE DROUGHT FOR PARTS OF THE GREAT PLAINS, RIO GRANDE VALLEY, ROCKIES, SOUTHWEST, GREAT BASIN, CALIFORNIA, AND HAWAII.