Captain's Log 22 March 2021 Spring is Here!

Captain's Log

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This past week (14-20 March) across the World shows the U.S. trending 1F cooler than last year but still 15th warmest of the past 36 years with above average national temperatures. Rainfall made a flip flop from the dry week to 10% wetter and wettest in 18 years for the U.S. overall with snowfall also up 52% over last year, most in 3 years but still below average.

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Canada trended 8.8F warmer than a year ago while it remained cooler in Europe, Russia, Australia, Brazil and warmer in India and China.

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This week (22-28 March) shows the warmest conditions in over 36 years for the Northeast while the Southwest is the cool spot with more moderate to heavy snowfall in the Rocky Mountains. For the U.S. overall, the week looks to trend 1.8F warmer than last year, warmest in 9 years and 3rd warmest in 36 years. Rainfall is again way up and most in 12 years while snowfall is down 32% and least in 9 years.

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The Allergy and Asthma season is off to another very strong start like like last year and it's about to get a lot worse. This time of year it's all about tree pollen and pollution that exacerbate folks suffering from allergies and asthma. Much of the country is in medium to high levels of allergy suffering today; check out our 19 year partners over at Pollen.com.

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WTI's Spring outlook shows the warmest conditions in 9 years for the U.S. overall and driest in 13 years through May which suggests a very intense season ahead. We will present more of our research and outlooks on 6 April with the Allergy & Asthma Network team at 2pm EDT.

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Next Week (29 March - 4 April) across the U.S. continues to show the warmer conditions with the U.S. trending 3F warmer than a year ago, warmest in 9 years and 6th warmest of the past 36 years. 19% drier and driest in 26 years, 5th driest in 36 years. These are strong trends for early Spring merchandise sales. Snowfall down 91% vs a year ago and least in 36+ years.

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For the World overall, the two weeks ahead show a warmup up in Europe and continued hot from the Middle East to India and China.

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- Captain Kirk out.