The long JetStream:
This is Piers’ one quote in the Daily Express article:
Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said: “There is a significant change in the weather on the way.
“The jet stream, which has so far remained north over the UK, is about to make a sharp southwards turn allowing an Arctic air to sweep Britain.
“The British Isles will be locked into an Arctic airflow for at least the next five days.”
Piers on the Daily Express ‘Arctic SNOWBOMB’ coverage;
…it’s fair to note two things 1 When Nathan Rao quotes me the actual quotes are in my experience accurate. 2 For the [Over the Top] stories where he might know I dont agree he does not quote me. For example yesterday – Sunday – afternoon there were two stories the first one quoted me and was pretty good, the second one was OTT end of world stuff in which I was not quoted, instead it had quotes from some with whom I prefer not to be quoted! Spin apart, and headlines which are put there by attention seeking sub editors, Nathan Rao who [by the way] is now freelance, has increased interest in weather and understanding of concepts such as jet stream. When you see an Nathan Rao story first skim through it and see who is quoted.
This is what Piers said on his website this weekend:
Updated Sun 10 Jan / Sat 9 Jan
Important Jan Forecast Update News
In late December an interesting general world JetStream shift westwards by a few hundred miles took place making milder wetter weather in much of B+I and East USA than forecast. This was accompanied (later) by a massive coronal hole in South polar regions of the Sun and tremendous bursts of geomagnetic activity on Earth.
Much of Britain and Ireland was wetter than expected in December and in the original early January Forecast.
This was due specifically to the combined position of the Scandinavia High block at times (which shifted West of expected), the persistence of South winds over Britain & Ireland and quasi-stationary weather fronts dropping rain in the same places. These persistent ‘Long Jet Stream stuck’ situations are a feature of the of the new weather era (Wild-Jet-Stream / Mini-Ice-Age) the world is in, and where they locate to within a hundred miles is of crucial importance.
It appears world weather is now developing faster into this grim new era – which depends on specific confirmed and predictable solar activity developments and lunar modulation of sun-earth connections. Related to this, what is happening in the stratosphere is now more crucial and that changes some forecast options
2016 will be a year of wild and wierd weather. #StormFrank (in WeatherAction TopRed, R5, period 28-31Dec) also known as Piers Corbyn’s #StormPiers2 (The 1st was 28Oct 2013 predicted 6m ahead) hit (details below) as predicted 10weeks ahead. This storm and associated extremes around the world such as a short mild event in the Arctic and extreme blizzards and cold blasts in New Mexico and East Europe are a foretaste of the extremes and contrasts coming in the year ahead!
This is a stunning visualisation of the stratosphere using the GFS model;