Extreme temperature contrast between Europe and North America: whereas the European continent is dominated by warmer-than-normal temperatures, almost the entire contiguous United States is considerably colder than normal.
🔥 Most of Europe is much warmer than average for this time of year.
Yesterday Melilla (Spain), located in North African coast, jumped to 30.3°C and Salobreña (Spain) to 27.4°C.
In France, Banca rose to 26.1°C and 5 monthly records were broken including 20.1°C at Blain (data since 1878).
In Germany records at Neuhaus (845m asl) with 18.0°C and at Zinnwald-Georgenfeld (877m asl) with 16.5°C.
Also nothern Europe broke several records:
in Sweden Uppsala with 15.6°C and in Finland Helsinki with 14.3°C.
❄️ As the first cold shot takes control of the CONUS, a sprawling high-pressure zone is set to develop and become unusually strong over western North America next week.
This is a recipe for dropping air straight from the North Pole into Canada and much of the contiguous United States.
Mid-to-late next week, frigid conditions will plunge into the Plains.
Readings 30 to 40 degrees below normal are possible again by Friday in the northern Plains and Rockies.
While the air mass will probably moderate somewhat as it shifts eastward, temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal will be widespread headed into next weekend in the central and eastern United States.
Credits: Tropicaltidbits and Extremetemps