A High Amplitude Pattern features a strong ridge on the East Coast
(Finally we get the warmth), and wintry cold troughing in the west.
The heat in Texas has set records, 112° in Laredo beat 111° from 1927 (the Flood Year), and 100° in Amarillo beat 99° from 1974 (the Tornado year) yesterday May 28, 2011.
In the northwest, 17" of snow at Mount Bachelor Oregon brought the
season total to a record 665", the ski area closed with a 125" base
We saw a mesoscale convective system roll from Chicago to Detroit today
with dozens of reports of wind and hail damage (Yet, No Rain fell at Comerica Park, where the Red Sox and Tigers Waited out a Rain Delay, that had no rain!!?? -A First) . The leftovers form the
system brings clouds and (weaker) storms to New England for our
Memorial Day. This weather is minor compared to the 1000+ reports of
Tornadoes, Hails, and Flooding form Texas to Maine last week.
Now with a strong ridge on the East Coast we get warm weather the first half of the week. But the storm out west will roar through the Rockies into central Canada Monday through Wednesday, Hurricane force wind will batter the east slope of the Rockies into the Central Plains, with blizzard conditions in Yellowstone Park. The front from this storm will push warm air into New England through Wednesday, when we get a round of heat beating severe weather. After that we get a retrograding ridge into the middle of the Nation, with nice Canadian, low humidity air here for Thursday through Saturday.
Surf is up,not sure why. But I get to hit it Memorial Day.
God Bless Our United States Armed Forces.