Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Winter Forecast

PostedSeptember 9, 2007

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Randy Atkins:  New computer models show the more snow in Siberia the more cold dense air that, over the next few months...

Judah Cohen:  …spreads over the arctic region and, from there, can easily spread down the east slope of the Rockies here into the eastern U.S.

Randy Atkins:  Judah Cohen, of Atmospheric and Environmental Research, says it’s a better long-range predictor for this area than most scenarios which focus on tropical Pacific effects like El Nino.

Judah Cohen:  This model compared very favorably to these much more sophisticated and complicated and computationally-intensive numerical models.

Randy Atkins:  Cohen says Siberian snow in October is key but, so far, signs point toward a warm start to this winter.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.