WxBell's Pioneer Model, which nailed this past winters temp pattern, is suggesting the cool to colder look, esp if your farther east. This makes much more sense to me and lines up with the LRC. I definitely can see the west coast ridge blossom and make its way into the central Plains at times this summer. Ring of Fire pattern may be ideal across the MW/GL's at times this season when energy comes through the ridge. A semi-permanent ridge of HP could very well set up shop across the Rockies and inter-mountain west due to the warming waters along the west coast and into the GOA.