ECMWF Weekly Maps

January 18, 2016

The usual.  4 maps, each one is 500 millibar height/anomaly.  1 for each of the next 4 weeks.  The last map takes us to Valentines Day.

A couple thoughts:

  1. Mild pattern will continue.  A bit cooler at times…seems to be something right around the end of the month.  Also seeing that on 16 day anomalies from GFS/GEM
  2. Troughing just to our west backs offshore farther.  But compared to this run 10 days ago the ridging is not as strong to our north and northeast.
  3. Wet weather continues


That last map looks pretty mild for mid-February, but we’re still 4 weeks away from fork-time.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

No Subduction Zone Quake or Mt. Hood Eruption

January 18, 2016

3pm Monday…

This “information age” is often more of a “disinformation age”.  With social media ANYONE can post ANYTHING and it gets picked up, shared, re-tweeted all around the globe in a short period of time.

It happened today when lots of you received this from a friend/neighbor etc…


or saw this Tweet


So dramatic!  My “male-cow poo” meter went up immediately.  It didn’t take much time to go to the site (which now appears to be offline at this very moment) and see something about Buffalo getting wiped off the map in a separate story.  Right…

There is no such radio station in New York. has a story about another fake “report” from this website a month or so ago.

So much junk floating around the internet, including fake weather stories too.  Stick to reputable media/weather organizations while on the Internet.  It avoids a lot of confusion!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen