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  1. As far as I can see this historic SSW is in fact (slowly migrating into) the final warming. I don't see any significant restoration happening coming weeks. The stratospherical reverse flow has dropped but is still very neutral. I am asking myself what this dynamically quiet context will mean for the coming weeks and spring. Lingering LP's and shallow HP's don't sound good to me, and don't produce much trop-strat effects. Do we have comparing years?
  2. Too fast retrogression of the HP creates a level playing field for the LP's. Impossible to say what will happen but the charts don't promiss much!
  3. Always good to keep positive! But a westbased -NAO is almost bound to happen as I see it.
  4. I don't believe that, how much I would like to: the SSW and secondary warming determined the positioning of the HP's: and that gives too much retrogrssion and a free game for the LP's.
  5. I would love to have this but Navgem over-estimates the HP above Greenland. ECM, UKMO and GFS don't see this.....
  6. Nope! The HP above Greenland retrogresses too fast and LP's coming in from the SW will create a big mess of changing conditions, merely S to SE driven.. Although the ECM12 was at the end clearly a warm outlyer, it presents the trend in the models. After next weekend it is clearly gone with the cold.
  7. And more! Great to have someone aboard this thread who can take some distance and describe the beauty!!!!
  8. Well, the first week cold will be there, whether or not delayed by a day or so! Then we go to FI-watching: will the Greenland high hold itself and tilt clockwise due to the energie on the Asian side or will there be a new pressure-rise from the south? Both scenarios open the door for a new invasion of cold. Obviously there are numerous other scenarios but i like to look at it from the cold side......
  9. I want to pay my respects to Chionomaniac, who has tried so long to bring the effects of a SSW on the tropospheric conditions to attention! We are currently seeing what that means! CHIO gave the first signals on the stratosphere thread and: Yes, we are seeing an incredible SSW and we are seeing incredible tropospherical response. Let us remember how long it took for the models to take a grasp on this and, certainly with this kind of events, Keep the eyes on the large-scale movements when SSW events occur and a lot off uncertainty from models wil take a place!
  10. Yeah textbook. Currently the second wave is happening: but where will this lead us? It looks like this SSW is slowly moving into the final warming? I have never seen this before.
  11. Don't forget that the second blow on the remnants of the split strat. vortex is currently taking place. Anything beyound T144 is therefore soo uncertain! It will take some time again before the models get a hold on this...... but that is what makes model-watching great!
  12. Fantastic runs today! I don't believe, as I argued earlier, that shortwaves will change the large-scale synoptics caused by the SSW: - Ridging N/NE of the UK and HP across the pole - PV energy slowly transferred to the Pacific side What you see today is that when the models grasp the large-scale developments without to much disturbances from small to medium scale waves, the crossmodel agreement becomes clear. Obviously, shortwaves can have a big effect on local development in cold and snow but the big picture is quite clear now....
  13. As I tried to point out yesterday: the developments are dominated by the largescale movements due to the SSW: as a consequence of the revearsal in the Stratosphere the tropospherical vortex-energie above Canada/Geenland is bound to move to the Pacific side. It is strange to see that most models see this in the longe range but fail to incorporate it in the short-range. It is still my opinion/question that this is because hi-res models are mislead by shortwave activity! The positioning of the HP across Europe is an example of this: it will occur because of the large scale dynamics, th
  14. Maybe this has been discussed on this forum before, I don't know. But I was pondering about the role of shortwaves in the models in situations of large-scale stratospheric changes like the SSW we have at this moment. In my meteorology-classes I have learned that this kind of changes generally are dominated and driven by longwave activity/movement and that shortwaves are a consequence of those large-scale movements. The essence of my "pondering": could it be that the high-res parts of the NWP models (specifically the OP's) in these situations inherently over-estimate the effect of short-w
  15. Models are what they are: models! They take into account what their creators know about the atmospherical processes and that is a lot. But there is also a lot they don't know or are unable to bring into the models. There is a lot of uncertainty, exponentially increasing after D1. When you can't stand this uncertainty don't look at models!
  16. Any thoughts on these questions? I know Chio mentioned that the troposferical vortex above Canada is getting disconnected from the stratosferical one but the amount of energie this is moving across the atlantic currently appears to me as a strong troposferical polar Vortex. The 500 Hpa models show that HP intermittently tries to move north but is continously "ironed" away in the coming days/weeks. I am still very much trying to understand whether and how this troposferical condition relates to previous stratosferical events. My question about the models is related to that: maybe they dont mode
  17. Talking about lag-times: on the basis of what is written in this thread it is clear to me that there is a lag time between the occurrence of a SSW and the stratosferical vortex response (displacement, split etc.). But I am still struggling with the lag time between stratosferical vortex changes and the troposferical effects they have. I understand that there are a lot of processes involved (coupling is discussed in this thread) there but there must be a lag. It looks to me that the current restoration of the stratosferical vortex almost instantaneously has an effect on the enormous troposfer
  18. So, to be sure if i understand you correctly, the warming of the stratosferical Canadian vortex at 10 hpa creates the un-coupling of the troposferical one?It still leaves me with the question why the movements of the stratosferical vortex and the troposferical movements seem to be happening simultaneously.
  19. Dear Chio, thanks for all your interesting and exciting posts. I think that you contributed a lot to the knowledge about stratosferical processes and the the prediction and effects of SSW's! My compliments for your work here. I am still struggling, though, with the developments of next week. You state that the stratosferical canadian vortex (30 hpa chart) is moving to the atlantic and is trying to move to/merge with the siberian vortex. Why is that movement so strong with a heavily weakened vortex? Troposferically (500 hpa) i see the same movement: a lot off LP-energie comes across the atlan
  20. I think GFS is supprting your theory. On the 500 Hpa today the (both 12Z and 18Z) western circulation will be, due to the Greenland HP, squeezed and somewhat forced a lower path. What puzzles me is the Skandinavien High: will it stay or will it go: is there any indication from the stratosferic movements?
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