On his blog at Weatherbell Joe Bastardi noted that a major North Atlantic Storm looks likely to crash into Scotland, and in its wake alter the pattern over Europe could become colder. Here’s the GFS map of the storm on Thursday morning: (Dr. Ryan Maue map from Weatherbell.)
The UK Met map shows the same situation, Thursday morning:
Last year such a storm always seemed to bring a surge of warm air up from the Azores all the way to Finland, but this year not only is the warm sector cooler, often with it’s sourse region Greenland (moderated by cross-Atlantic travel), but it doesn’t penetrate so far north before the storm’s cold front, (with air from Iceland) catches up and occludes it off the ground. In this case the north side of the storm’s east winds will be tapping into very cold air parked over Scandinavia and eastern Siberia.
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