Happy Monday folks! :)

A quick vote...do you think we should end this nonsense of Daylight Savings Time? I vote we leave the clocks alone.

A handful of states don't change the clocks so maybe we should follow their lead. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW.

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The Fall color certainly peaked this past Friday here in Eastern PA before yet another big rain storm brought 3-5" of rain and reports of tornadoes in the Middle Atlantic and south of our offices.

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We've seen more than our share of rainbows this season...at least when you see the rainbow you know the sun came out.

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For the U.S. overall it's been the #1 wettest year in over 30 years and 2nd wettest outside our offices with more heavy rain again today.

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The little Captain Kirk - Angelina - says rain rain go away and for a time it did so she could play with the never ending falling leaves.

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This week (5-11 November) it's another major blast of cold weather heading into the U.S. with the coldest conditions for early November in 15 years for the U.S. overall and wettest in 3 years.

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Next week (12-18 November) is more of the same with the coldest conditions in 4 years (5th coldest in 30+ years) for the U.S. as a whole with the heavier rain shifting to the Southeast and Northwest. We need a reprieve in the Northeast and looks like we'll get it.

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Since Columbus Day the U.S. overall has been the coldest in 9 years and by the time we get to middle November it will be trending coldest in 16 years for the U.S. overall. A sign of things to come this Winter that we expect to be the coldest and snowiest in 5 years for the U.S. overall - especially Midwest and East with several ice storm threats for the Deep South!

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Snowfall over the next couple weeks will ramp up again in the Rockies, Midwest and next week the first more significant lake effect snows for the Northeast. And if the Euro is right could see a bit more snow well into the South Central U.S. next week.

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Around the world the cold spot is clearly Eastern North America over the next couple weeks.

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World precipitation is also #1 wettest in over 30 years.

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The main drivers of the expected cold and snowy Winter(coldest and snowiest in 5 years) for Eastern North America include a central weak to moderate El Nino Modoki, The Blob of warm water south of Alaska, weakest solar minimum cycle in at least 100 years, approaching 300 years, a displaced polar vortex deeper into Eastern Canada and a very warm Gulf Stream which is a catalyst for bigger Nor'easters. Don't say we didn't warn you. :)

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- Captain Kirk out.