NOAA forecasts major December cold blast for nearly all the USA

I saw a NOAA report from the winter of 1963 that looked much like this.

Watts Up With That?

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Alerts me to this map from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center and says:

Cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.

Neither can I, have a look:

UPDATE: This map from Dr. Ryan Maue of WeatherBell shows that over 75% of the USA will be below freezing for overnight lows on December 8th:

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Dr. Maue writes:

CONUS average low temp of 17°F for Dec 8th according to ECMWF 12z is exceptionally cold — there will surely be record lows.


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Source: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

The only state not showing a cold anomaly is Hawaii, the southernmost parts of Florida and Texas are also spared.

The 6-10 day outlook shows the western half of the USA and Alaska in a deep cold anomaly:

conus-610temp-new

Source: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/index.php

Maybe it has something to do with the “cold blob” I pointed out yesterday?

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