Captain's Log 14 Nov '21 Cooler East, Warmer West

Captain's Log
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Happy Sunday 14 November! :)

A recap of last week across the World (7-13 Nov) shows the U.S. trending 1.1F cooler than last year but still 10th warmest of the past 36 years. Rainfall down 31% vs last year, 14th wettest of the past 36 years with above average precipitation. Snowfall still trending way down after 3 very snowy starts to Fall the past few years, this year down 81% vs last year, least in 5 years and 7th least in 36 years for the U.S. overall. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.

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The very favorable world spots for Fall seasonal merchandise sales were across China where it was the coldest in 25 years and heavier early snow for Northeast China. Down Under was also quite cold by Spring standards trending the coldest in 22 years. The U.K. and Europe were slightly more favorable than last year while Canada was the warmest in 5 years, Russia the warmest in 8 years.

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Snow cover across the U.S. this morning showed some new snow across the Upper Plains-Upper Midwest, but still on 11.4% snow cover this morning which is the least in 5 years and below the average of 14.5%. Last year 19% of the country had snow on the ground.

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Season-to-date snowfall across the U.S. is way off the past three years that got off to very snowy starts during Fall. Snowfall so far this season is down 86% vs last year and 71% below average or the least in 5 years. We do expect these trends to reverse as we get into December into March which should bring substantial snow to the U.S., especially in the Northwest and from Arkansas to the Northeast.

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This week (14-20 November) shows temperatures trending 1.1F cooler than last year but still 14th warmest of the past 36 years. The Midwest is the most favorable area for cold Fall merchandise sales. Rainfall is down 12% vs last year, driest in 12 years and 3rd driest in 36 years with much below average national rainfall. Snowfall is up 125% more than last year and the most in 3 years, but that's still 12th least in 36 years and below average. We will add some snow to the Great Lakes and Northeast regions this week. For more information on how we help retailers visit

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The 6-day snowfall trends show the light to moderate snow from the Upper Plains into the high terrain of the Northeast - first snows of the season for many. Snowfall over the 6-day period is the most in 4 years which will help with Fall seasonal merchandise sales and snow accessories.

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Next Week (21-27 November) hard to believe Thanksgiving is on the way, and the travel week doesn't look to bad if you're flying or driving. The U.S. overall looks to trend 1.1F cooler than last year but still 12th warmest of the past 36 years. Rainfall down 51% nationally, driest in 4 years and 6th driest of the past 36 years. Snowfall also down 61% which would be the least in 23 years for the turkey day holiday week. The worst weather is in Texas and the Northwest.

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The 2-week World outlook (14-27 November) shows the cool spots across the World are from Alaska to Western Canada into the Midwest. Europe is a little cool as is Australia and South America.

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