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Best years of retrogression?

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WeatherArchive

Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:35 AM

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What are your top picks of years that had decent or excellent retrogression patterns. I'm still trying to figure out what it means and would like a list so I can compare on places with images like http://www.meteociel...es/archives.phpto give me a good idea.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:44 AM

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I have a few, but most of those years the ridge blocked anything from the north coming in.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:33 AM

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What are your top picks of years that had decent or excellent retrogression patterns. I'm still trying to figure out what it means and would like a list so I can compare on places with images like http://www.meteociel...es/archives.phpto give me a good idea.


Probably 2/3 or so of our coldest patterns over the last several decades are the result of strong retrogression. Look at those.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

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No doubt the winter of 1984-85 is the king in the recent past.  I remember extreme cold retrograding all the way from Europe to the Eastern US and then finally the PNW.  The blocking was epic that winter.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:10 PM

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Portland only shows 0.06 of rain for January 1985. Is that right? https://www.wundergr...gic=&reqdb.wmo=



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:55 PM

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Portland only shows 0.06 of rain for January 1985. Is that right? https://www.wundergr...gic=&reqdb.wmo=

 

Yes, it was a record midwinter dry spell.