Captain's Log 5 Nov '22 Major Nationwide Cold Snap!

Captain's Log

Happy Saturday! :)

Don't forget to Fall Back tonight and turn your clocks back 1 hour pre-dawn Sunday. While the U.S. Senate passed legislation to end this every changing clock, the House of Representatives isn't convinced. If passed, Daylight Savings Time would end in November 2023. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.

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Last week (30 Oct - 5 Nov) across the World shows the U.S. trending a significant +7.1F warmer than last year, warmest in 6 years and 3rd warmest in 37 years. The really cold weather was confined to the Western third of the country, Northern Canada and Alaska - very favorable for strong seasonal category sales. The East was very warm as was Europe. Australia and Brazil continue their Cold Spring trends.

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This week (6-12 Nov) shows the cold is on the move and heading East late in the week! For the U.S. overall, the week trends -0.2F cooler than last year, coolest in 3 years but still 11th warmest of the past 37 years. Exceptional sales for Winter seasonal merchandise in the Northwest with cold and snow. Rainfall is -20% less than a year ago, driest in 3 years and 15th driest of the past 37 years. Snowfall is up +135% over last year, but mainly in the high mountains of the West with the 16th most snow in 37 years.

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Need to watch for a landfalling Tropical Storm or Hurricane in South Central Florida midweek, very likely we'll have our 14th named storm (Nicole) and 17th system of the year. Models are in relatively strong agreement of a landfall in the U.S. and then the remnant system tracking just inland up the East Coast late this week.

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The Tuesday 8 November election outlook shows cold and stormy in the West with cool and dry weather for the Great Lakes and Northeast. Hot in Texas and watching the Tropical Storm potential in the Bahamas.

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6-day snowfall shows a lot of snow for the higher elevations of the West over the next 5-days. Very heavy snow likely to make it as far south as the Central California Sierras....desperately needed.

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For the U.S. overall, the 6-day snow totals are up significantly over last year when there was virtually no snow, this year 11th most in 37 years and +44% above average.

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Next week (13-19 Nov) shows the cold weather from coast-to-coast! This will send temperatures plunging -6.9F colder than last year, coldest in 8 years and 5th coldest in 37 years. This will result in strong pantry loading, auto battery failures, firelog sales and high demand for winter like categories. Still an overall dry trend.

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The 2-week World outlook (6-19 Nov) shows the cold confined to the Northern Hemisphere while Europe, Russia, China all remain very warm for middle Fall.

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- Captain Kirk out