Cold Shots On Track This Week Into Next, But So Is A Mild Ridge Dec 12-16

Written by on December 3, 2018 in NatGasWeather - No comments

Monday, December 3:  Only subtle changes over the weekend but still with the primary weather features the next two weeks remaining intact, highlighted by a series of cold shots sweeping across the country this week into next (Dec 3-11th), followed by a mild break covering much of the country Dec 12-16th, arriving into the East last. Also of considerable interest was just how long the milder mid-Dec pattern would last once established, with the data still suggesting weather systems will attempt to weaken the ridge around Dec 16-17th but with big weather model differences on how much success they will have. With that said, the Dec 17-20th pattern would need to trend notably colder in much more of the data if it were to be considered bullish.  Images highlight cold this week, a reinforcing cold shot across the Northeast this coming weekend with a second system over the southern US, and finally, the mild ridge setting up over the eastern and southern halves of the country Dec 12-16.

Cold This Week Across Much of US with lows of 0s to 20s northern half of country, with 20s and 30s into many areas of the southern US.

 

A reinforcing cold shot is expected into the Northeast this coming weekend, with a secondary system over Texas and the southern US, both combining to keep strong national demand going.

 

Mild ridge Dec 12-16 dominates much of eastern half of the country for light demand.

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