Arctic Amplification and Extreme Weather: Controversy Lingers

Commentary by Prescient Weather co-founder Richard James, Ph.D A recurring topic of interest and controversy among climate researchers is the potential connection between rapid Arctic warming and volatile or extreme weather in the mid-latitudes. The Arctic has warmed much faster than the rest of the globe – a phenomenon known as “Arctic amplification” – and[…]

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World Climate Service: an indispensable toolkit for today’s Energy Meteorologist

Energy meteorologists are busier than ever Energy traders around the world rely on their energy meteorologists to keep them on top of the weather and ahead of the market. Huge advances in long-range forecasting over the last decade mean that energy meteorologists are busier than ever (see here and here) attending to a wealth of[…]

A Remarkable Analog: 2002

On November 18, the World Climate Service issued its seasonal forecast and discussion for winter (December-February) 2019-2020 in the U.S. and Europe. WCS seasonal outlooks include an overview of expected climate anomalies, key drivers, and risk factors for the upcoming three-month season, and our forecast document contains detailed discussion of available predictors, including dynamical model[…]