Happy Sunday! :)
After 10 months, we're finally moving into our new HQ in downtown Bethlehem, PA this week! It's really cool and we'll share more in the weeks ahead. If you like to clean windows, we could use your help as we have A LOT OF WINDOWS up on the 8th floor. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.
Last week (25-31 July) across the World shows the U.S. trending +0.2F warmer than last year, warmest in 5 years and 6th warmest in 36 years. A good week for Summer clearance items. Rainfall was 25% less than a year ago, driest in 19 years and 8th driest of the past 36 years for the U.S. overall.
Brazil took the top spot for the coolest trend, trending coolest in 31 years with more widespread freezes and even somewhat unusual heavier snowfall, while Australia was the warmest in 11 years for their Winter down under.
In addition to the milder Winter week last week across Australia, their peak Flu season is at all time historic lows, a repeat of last year's nonexistent Flu season. Makes sense as it's rare to have two competing viruses (Flu & COVID) widespread at the same time. This is good news as their season is usually a precursor of our Winter Flu season ahead.
July 2021 is in the history books and it was a bit cooler in the U.S. For the U.S. overall the month trended the coolest in 6 years but still 12th warmest of the past 36 years. The cooler spots continued to be the South Central U.S. while the West and Northwest baked. Rainfall was 15% wetter than last year making it #1 wettest in 36+ years. It was still feast or famine with the wet spots across the Southern tier of the U.S. while the Northern U.S. was generally much drier. It was also extremely dry across Canada, SW Russia, Ukraine, Brazil - so much of the World's Ag growing regions continued to have weather challenges.
This week (1-7 August) continues the cooler trends, with the U.S. trending coolest in 4 years, 16th coolest in 36 years with below average national temperatures. Rainfall the least in 6 years, 18th driest of the past 36 with near average national rainfall. Heaviest rainfall is along the Southeast U.S. Coast.
Next week (8-14 August) starts a warming trend in the Central and Eastern U.S. with national temperatures trending a bit cooler than last year but 12th warmest of the past 36 years with above average temperatures. It remains cooler in the Southwest by their standards. Rainfall about 32% less than a year ago, least in 6 years and 5th driest of the past 36 years. We're entering a favorable MJO tropical cycle that typically brings active hurricane threats in the Atlantic Basin, so things should start to get a lot more active after a few week lull.
For the front half of August across the World, Cooler trends for Europe and Northern Canada with generally warm to hot conditions for much of the U.S. and Russia.
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- Captain Kirk out.