Skip Navigation

March-April 2014

ResizeResize Text: Original Large XLarge

Forecast Center

During the dark days of winter, there is a strong tendency for radiational cooling over the continental landmasses, which produces cool air and high pressure. Most of the time, there is very little weather, and this is in fact the driest time of the year at all locations in North America except for the West Coast. However the temperature contrasts between land and sea are much stronger, which means a more powerful jet stream, more uncertainty in the day-to-day forecast, and the occasional development of powerful weather systems. We'll take a look at one such example in this issue.

TIM VASQUEZ is a former Air Force forecaster and author of Digital Atmosphere, a weather forecasting software program. He lives near Norman, Oklahoma, where he keeps busy as a weather consultant and software developer.

The full text of this article is available by subscription only.

In this Issue

On this Topic

Privacy Policy

© 2018 Taylor & Francis Group · 530 Walnut Street, Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA · 19106