Tag Archives: Fred Schmude

Strong Nor’easter Threatening – Of All Places – Northeast U.S. Next Week

It’s starting to look like late next week a nor’easter will develop and then threaten the northeastern United States. It’s difficult to begin putting these thoughts into a blog. More difficult will be the client video that I’ll produce in just a few minutes. Can this really be happening, to the same place, again? It looks like it could be so.

In And Out of Drought – For Now, We’re OUT. Almost. (Next? Severe Springtime Weather . . . and then Hurricane Season)

There’s a difference between saying the drought is done with and saying the drought will stay done with but for now it’s looking pretty good – knock on wood – especially in the areas hardest hit last year.  Current specifics are available here courtesy of Eric Berger, The Houston Chronicle’s SciGuy. Most of south-central/southeast Texas […]

Rodent Prognosticator Decrees Six More Weeks of Winter – We Agree

Remember back in late November, December and early January when we saw those fast-moving frontal systems along the U.S./Canadian border? They were strong and cold but they moved so fast that significant snow accumulation was not an issue and the way they were structured prevented the really cold air from sweeping down into (most of) the Lower 48. Now we’re seeing a significantly slower flow pattern during the past few weeks over North America and it looks like this trend will continue into February.

Winter Along The Gulf Coast? She Is Over

Today I’m borrowing from The Houston Chronicle’s esteemed Science Editor Eric Berger who, earlier this morning, borrowed from ImpactWeather StormWatch Manager Fred Schmude to share the very high probability that the winter of 2011-2012 along the Gulf Coast is pretty much over.  At least as far as the region getting any more substantial freezes and/or […]

Long-Term U.S. Winter Forecast on Track: Rainy NW, Mild-ish NE, Tepid South

ImpactWeather updates its 30-day outlooks by the 15th of each month. As that was yesterday, YourWeatherBlog asked ImpactWeather’s long-range meteorologist Fred Schmude for his thoughts. The latest long-range data favors a continued elevated (more northerly) flow pattern as we move into February. Additionally, the faster flow pattern will not be on the same scale as […]

Where’s the Snow? Skiers Holding Their Breath…and Their Skis

The current storm track situation — the past couple of weeks, this week and, to a large degree, next week — is making skiers across the country quite frustrated. It’s making those running ski resorts quite frustrated, too. Why? Both fall and early winter have been under the influence of La Niña and a positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation.

Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice? Christmas Day Weather Forecast By City

In the last few days leading up to Christmas I’m sure Santa’s hard at work. He’s making a list, and checking it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. Is Santa Claus coming to your town? Well I sure hope he’s coming to mine, but someone better tell him I’ll be in Alabama and […]

A Fairly Long Look At What Will Probably Be A Very Long Winter – 27-minute recorded webinar

On Tuesday, ImpactWeather StormWatch Manager and long-range forecast authority Fred Schmude presented a detailed look at what we expect around the country over the next several months.  The presentation was made as part of the year-long series of business continuity webinars that ImpactWeather is hosting on behalf of the Association of Contingency Planners.  You can […]

Foreshadow: Does Early Snow Equal More Snow More Often?

The buzz in my neighborhood, now that the Halloween candy stockpiles have lost their sparkle, is the coming winter weather. Houston is full of people just like me who are northern transplants down here who miss the snow and the cold, but are happy that — for the most part — a winter on the Gulf Coast is tame and fairly mild. Still, the possibility of snow sets this town in an uproar almost as much as the possibility of the Texans going to the Super Bowl. Could it be possible, because of last weekend’s early and record-breaking snowfall, North America has been primed for an unusually cold and snowy winter?

Dow Up; Temps Down – Yes!

While the stock market packs on another day of gains, the temperatures are set to move in the opposite direction over the next few days. Both trends are welcome news, given the past several months of market volatility and scorching temperatures.