2008 Forecast Verification Summary
Weather during Winter 2007 / 2008 and Summer 2008 have had largely unexpected Energy Sector implications to those not advised of Dave Melita’s accurate long range forecasts.
Winter 2007/08 Temperature and Precipitation Forecasts Issued October 2007
Winter 2007 / 08 Mean Temperature and Precipitation Verification
At the end of winter of 2007/08 the largely unexpected low natural gas storage condition made the upcoming summer forecast all the more critical. The fundamental basis of Dave’s forecast issued May 2008 was that summer 2008 would average much more moderate than the excessive heat of the preceding summer 2007 in the major energy consuming areas of the Midwest and East.
Summer 2008 Temperature and Precipitation Forecasts Issued May 2008
Summer 2008 Mean Temperature and Precipitation Verification
Among the listed primary forecast components issued in May was the following: “June is forecast to represent the greatest positive departures from average temperatures in the northern mid Atlantic and Northeast of the upcoming summer.”
Dave’s June Forecast
Observed June 2008
December 11 - Long Range Summary
Cold temperatures extending deep into the Southeast early this week in the wake of the recent historic southern snow event are certain to be followed by an even colder arctic airmass focusing farther north across the northeastern quadrant of the country by Wednesday at near 15° below average intensity. Models begin to diverge late week with intensity of warmer air spreading out of the Western half of the country into the East through early next week, but even the warmest 6-10 day forecasts shift markedly colder by the 11-15 day period. The coldest forecasts of the European model and 30-day MWA ensemble re-establish a similar amplified pattern as currently in place setting the stage for a frigid Christmas week across the Midwest and East, and are accepted as indication of an even colder start to January than previously anticipated.
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