Friday, January 17, 2014
Talking More Cold Air With Weatherbell.com Meteorologist, Joe Bastardi
Some of you may already know Joe Bastardi. In my opinion, he's one of the nations leading long range meteorologists and it was a pleasure to interview him via Skype Thursday afternoon from his home in Pennsylvania.
Since last fall, Joe has been on top of the evolving pattern all the way into this winter. For quite awhile he has been talking quite a bit about an upcoming cold period at the end of this month into February. Lo and behold, the data lately is supporting his ideas.
On Wednesday, Joe sent out this tweet and it really got my attention, "I believe when totaled up, the economic impact of cold from Jan 20-Feb 5 on the US will be the winter equal of a major hurricane hit on US". I thought it was time to interview him!
In this two part interview we discuss the possibility of the coming arctic air, the February forecast, and the upcoming severe weather season for Arkansas.
While we were recording the interview something was wrong with my audio input so you will not hear me in this interview. I will put up graphics with what I asked Joe. It's a long interview, but it's absolutely loaded with great information.
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