If you heard me on the air a could of days ago, I talked about a stratospheric warming event underway across the polar regions. I will admit that I have not studied this phenomenon carefully over the years, but some long range forecasters have done extensive research on it. There is a lag time between when it starts and the delivery of cold, arctic air into the United States. It appears that such an event is underway, however, where will the cold air go and how does it progress?
Don't get alarmed by this whatsoever. This has been going on forever, it's just that we can now recognize this event and its effects on the weather around the northern hemisphere.
I have found a blog post by another meteorologist who really studies this stuff and you can read it by clicking on the link below. While I don't trust details, it does appear many of the long range computer models show arctic air getting back into the United States after January 10th. How cold and where is it directed is still a question.
Again, don't be alarmed... It's January and we're suppose to get cold. Let's just see how it plays out..