Happy almost Thanksgiving.  I hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend and stay away from the food coma.  I am actually hosting thanksgiving.  My family has no clue what they are in for, lol.  At least the weather will be great over the next few days.

We keep getting cold fronts but we haven’t had any moisture.  This won’t last for to much longer.  Let me show you what is going on.  Here is what the pattern is like for us right now.

We keep getting cold front but no moisture.  See the big High out across the SW, we can’t tap into the Gulf of Mexico.  This is about a 2 week stretch of the new pattern so we will have boring times.  However, we do start to see some changes next week.

The jet starts to buckle just a bit.

Here in about two weeks, we get system digging in the SW US with cold air in place.  It will get interesting but we just have to wait.

Make sure you check out my long range forecast below.

BACKGROUND:

I found this pattern when I was sophomore in college back in 1999.  I used to show my professor my ideas and he would just look at me like this isn’t possible.  However, I continued to work on it over the next few years.  In 2001, I started working with Gary Lezak out of Kansas City.  I did morning weather in Kansas City back in those days.  Gary also noticed that pattern and we worked hard on research together over the next several years.  Gary calls the pattern the LRC, and I call it the Heady Pattern.  Obviously we have very similar ideas but also have some different theories on how things work.  The craziest thing is that we are the only two people who have discovered this.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  A mild start but cooling down by mid week.  We will warm up a bit late in the week.  A slight chance for rain on Tuesday.

December 3rd-9th:  A mild start to the week but turning much cooler the second half of the week.  Rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.

December 10th-16th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.

December 17th-23rd:  Another cool start but mild temps return for the middle of the week.  Rain and snow chances on Thursday and Friday.

December 24th-30th:  Cool with slight chances for rain and snow on Christmas Eve and day.  Then cold the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS