Strange....or is there more to this with trying to forecast the weather coming from December through February? Lets compare the two maps...
Oh jeeze....that doesn't look right...in fact, each forecast model is the opposite!
As noted from a comment on the most climate website on the internet, WUWT: WHATS UP WITH THAT - The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change
That’s Joe Bastardi’s map, but they got the colors wrong.
Another comment noted....
The trouble with NOAA modifying all the past records is they end up believing their own propaganda. That seriously impacts the accuracy of their own forward looking projections/predictions/forecasts and guesses.
For those who do know, Joe Bastardi is co-chief Meteorologist at 'WeatherBell' - online weather analytics and I remember his winter forecast made during a particular noted pundit - show when all the hurricanes were occurring over the previous two months. He summed it up, and as written on the link:
Major cold and stormy winter is in the cards.Could simply evolve into it from fall.
Coldest air could wind up over much of the U.S. this winter.
I can only imagine someone using the line about winter, "In other news, upcoming cold and snowy winter, nothing else to report...."
Maybe so, maybe so, but if you read the conclusion of the 'Weather Bell' forecast they note an eerily similar weather pattern that occurred in 2002, and which this year the weather pattern has followed.
The bottom line here is I would be looking closely at the winter of 2002-03 and 2009-10 as that is where it could go, but the blended four analogs are where we are now.
Here we can use the official 'weather.gov' review statements about the winter of 2002 - 2003 where it was mentioned:
The winter of 2002-'03 was an El Nino winter and started a stretch of snowy winters across northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.
The Winter of 2002-03 will be well remembered as endurably cold and long lasting over Southeast Lower Michigan. The Winter of 2002-03 was the coldest winter over the region since the Winter of 1993-94
Of course with weather, retrospective observations are much easier to draw a comparison to what we could expect in the coming winter months. The grave issue that is continuing to plague NOAA is it's consistent history over the previous two decades of outright bias in their climate models and relying on "adjusted data (by them of course) instead of what scientist normally rely upon in raw data in developing their models."
No doubt as the ideological progressive religious-like mantra of "climate change," and the economic implications from, have become the preliminary driver whenever weather is looked at in the past (the adjusted data) and of course with the future of the heating and cooling of the climate on planet Earth.
Here NOAA has severely under performed in forecasting weather, especially severe storms due to their continued use of the Global Forecast System (GFS) in contrast to the European model (ECMWF) of which most meteorologist agree has a much greater degree of accuracy in predicting both storm tracks as well as with short and long range forecasts.
Nonetheless I have brought this up since I have spoken to a few for-hire owner/operators about what is coming for the winter, and of course most feel it is like the probability of a coin flip with a 50 percent chance either way that the winter weather being worse than what NOAA has predicted.
I do hope some of your remember this little thread come next April to see who was more accurate in predicting the upcoming weather this winter. I do believe it is going to be very interesting, but my pension dollars are on Joe Bastardi once again being "more on the money" than NOAA when it comes to correctly predicting the weather. Sad but true at this point.
Ps...if you doubt anything here, take a closer look at the Weather Bell analytics and the detailed reasons for their predictions.