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Skipped to summer

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What happened to spring?  We continued to stay cold through March and April and even had snow during the middle of April.  However, this all fits the Heady Pattern.  We had a very late start to severe weather season compared to just one year ago.  We had an amazing 17 severe events last year, but the season started in late February.  This year, we didn't see our first severe weather event until the very end of April.  May has been a very active month, but more like June than May.  We are right on track with the 48 day cycle with the Heady Pattern.  However, on big feature to the pattern is a ridge over Texas.  The Jet stream weakened enough in early May jumped to Summer.  We actually only had one week in late April with highs in the 70s.  Since that point in time, we have been in the 80s and 90s.  The ridge over Texas and expanded and done two things for us.  Again this fits the summer part of the this years pattern.  First off, it hasn't allowed monster upper level waves to push in.  Instead, we are getting weak waves and numerous thunderstorm events.  Because we haven't gotten the monster waves, we haven't had many tornadoes through the month of May.  With the weaker waves, we are getting severe weather but not tornado set-ups.  However, on the other hand we have really warmed up.  We have had a record breaking 32 straight days with highs at or above normal.  Since records began, this has never happened in May.  We have had stretches like this in July and August, but not in the spring months.  This is a scary thought of how hot will it be during the summer.  Looking at my pattern, I see the heat continuing for the majority of the summer.  June we will still get storm system in here with thunderstorms, but we will dry up by July.  Remember, my new pattern and cycle will start evolving in August.  We will start to see a switch and that will tell what the next year will look like.  

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