Captain's Log 10 May '21 Cool then a Warming Trend

Captain's Log

Happy Monday! :)



We hope all the Moms out there had a great Mother's Day!

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Last week's (2-8 May) weather across the World shows the U.S. trending +2.7F warmer than last year but still 14th coldest of the past 36 years with below average national temperatures. Rainfall was up 74% and 10th wettest of the past 36 years. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.

Europe was the coldest spot trending the coldest in 35 years, a big negative for Spring seasonal merchandise sales.

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Severe weather in the U.S. has been relatively tame this year with tornadoes season to date trending down 34% vs last year and 27% below average with 399 tornadoes reported so far.

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This Week (10-16 May) will start off cool but a warming trend in the Central and Eastern U.S. as we go through the week. The U.S. overall trends a bit warmer than last year but still 3rd coldest in 36 years with below average national temperatures. Rainfall down 34% vs last year and driest in 21 years. The heaviest rain remains in the South with snow limited to the high elevations of Colorado.

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Next Week (17-23 May) shows the warmer trends in the Central and Eastern U.S. with the nation trending +0.9F warmer than last year and 10th warmest of the past 36 years. Models may be overdoing the heavy rain in the drought-plagued North Central U.S. with U.S. rainfall expected to trend down 21% vs last year and least in 5 years. Warmer/drier trends are always a plus for seasonal merchandise sales in Spring so an uptick in sales likely.

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The official start of the 2021 Hurricane Season is quickly approaching and there are no changes to our active outlook. Still expecting 23 named storms with Florida the highest risk spot for land falling hurricanes this season (1 June - 30 November).

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For the World overall, the 2-week outlook (10-23 May) shows cool but warming up in the U.S. with continued cool trends across Europe.

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If you live along the East Coast look for a rocket launch from Virginia this week, maybe tonight as NASA tests how gasses interact in the upper atmosphere. If skies are clear, much of the Middle Atlantic will be able to see the launch.

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- Captain Kirk out.