*UPDATE* on the splitting Polar Vortex and winter trends across the European continent through mid January

With new model outputs, we take a look over the trends on the pattern evolution, associated with the Sudden Stratospheric Warming which has been ongoing this week. The result is the Polar Vortex split where one vortex is pushed over the European continent while another one over the North American continent. Latest trends indicate a large part of Europe should begin experiencing winter weather with much colder temperatures and snowfall in mid-January. Refer to the previous post for a more general picture of pattern development before we continue into details for Europe: Sudden Stratospheric Warming underway, mid/late January could see some serious winter weather across a large part of Europe European model ECMWF forecast for the mean Zonal wind strength … Continue reading *UPDATE* on the splitting Polar Vortex and winter trends across the European continent through mid January