There's a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream stalls out over a region. A University of Chicago study explains the blocking phenomenon that has baffled forecasters until now.
Rainfall forecasts are flawed. They don’t take into account factors such as evaporation making them less accurate. Meteorologists at the MU have developed a method to help accurately account for evaporation.
Despite a wild fall, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects a warmer-than-normal winter for the western two-thirds of the U.S. They don’t expect any areas with cooler-than-normal conditions.