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LRC Predictions On The First Week Of Spring

We will look at the latest LRC® model predictions

Welcome to spring & thank you for joining Weather 20/20. We have dozens of new customers and we will begin with a discussion of the LRC and the patent-pending model. We will finish with what the latest model is showing for planting, growing, and harvest in this Weather Intelligence Report.

The LRC methodology & technology is the only weather prediction model that is capable of predicting when and where significant weather events will occur. Let’s go in-depth and begin this week’s analysis.

There are two strong storm systems we are tracking this week that have been being monitored that will impact this first week of spring:

  1. Another storm system is moving into California where the drought got wiped away this winter

  2. A late week storm has the potential to produce significant severe weather in the south. We will share with you the risk predicted by Weather 20/20 for this week that is available for our enterprise customers far in advance

It has been cold this March in many areas. What is causing this cold?

The Reason For The Cold - The Arctic Oscillation (AO):

The AO dipped negative in early March. When the AO dips negative, there is an increased probability that cold air, Arctic air, will blast south from Canada. There is a lag coefficient (usually a little delay after it dips negative) from when the Arctic air enters the United States. The AO has trended positive, but the Arctic air got entrained into the lower 48 states and it has been hard to get rid of.

With April approaching, we will finally lose this cold air source, but it is still available for the next few storm systems.


In the peer reviewed published paper on the LRC we discussed how La Niña does not mean it will be dry in California and we presented a great example of the 2015-2016 season that was La Niña and the 2016-2017 season that became an El Niño influenced winter season. In those years, prediction of a dry winter will worsen the California drought came out. And, the very next year with El Niño predictions of a wet winter ahead were made by most sources including the Climate Prediction Center. The exact opposite happened.

Weather 20/20, by using the LRC methodology, accurately predicted the wet winter in 2015-2016, and again this year. Now, next winter with a possible El Niño is undetermined at this time. The new LRC will evolve in the fall and Weather 20/20 will make that forecast after we see the new pattern evolve.

LRC® Model Prediction Made In Early November

The LRC Model prediction made in November is shown on the left. On the right is the verification of what actually happened from November 1, 2022 - March 18, 2023

I have a couple of friends that own a house in Tahoe Keys in South Lake Tahoe. I made a video predicting the snowy winter ahead, and this is where I pulled a screenshot from our model, shown above. It shows the Tahoe area with 200% to 400% of average rain and snow, and it has verified.

This is our model prediction made December 4, 2022. It shows the temperature forecast compared to a year ago.
March 9, 2023: Picture from Blake Boris in South Lake Tahoe

Severe Weather Risks Predicted:

The LRC gets down to micro-scales at times. Tornadoes happened in Sharon Springs, KS, and Mayfield, KY twice. And, it almost happened again as shown here. In Applting county, Georgia, they had a tornado on January 22, and then it was very close to another one on March 12, 50 days later. It must be pointed out that this is still a rare occurance, and yet an example of how important the LRC is becoming!

Severe weather blasted the Dallas Fort Worth metro area on 3/16/2023 and then shifted east and weakened on 3/17/2023:

This accurate prediction was made 60-days before. Now, was it perfect? No, it wasn’t, but compare it to the day 1 risks from the SPC. The 60-day outlook predicted this two months before.

This Week’s Forecast From Over 60-Days Ago

This outlook for potential severe weather was made January 19, 2023

The pattern is cycling and right on schedule. The part of the pattern creating this weeks storm is also right on schedule. In between storm systems the severe weather is usually quiet with no severe weather reports, especially at this time of the year. We have predicted the larger outbreaks and many of the smaller ones in the past decade.

Did you read The Daily Beast Article last week? Near the end of the article, written beautifully by Maddie Bender, “He’s not surprised that scientists doubt his work, though, adding he knows that the LRC “makes other scientists a little nervous.” As is in weather prediction—and in life for that matter—only time will tell how the LRC will fare. If Lezak is right, the model could be the biggest development in meteorology since chaos theory. If he’s wrong, though, it’ll be a disaster you can’t blame on nature.

For those of you following the LRC for the past 20+ years, we know it won’t be a disaster that you can’t blame on nature! We are going to help save lives and help businesses like your company generate revenue and mitigate loss.

LRC Model Predictions For Through September

Please do not underestimate how this weather prediction information can be leveraged by your team. If you want more detail, there are other levels of products available from Weather 20/20. These model predictions get specific and are accurate week-by-week, and even down to day-by-day at 100 days out.

This chart shows 3° below average temperatures for western North Dakota with 3° above average temperatures across Indiana
This chart shows the rainfall total prediction from the patent pending LRC® model
This chart shows the percent of average rainfall from mid-April through September 30, 2023. The area near Minneapolis is forecast to have nearly 160% of average rainfall
Here is one of the requests for Tyler, TX: Forecast for April 15, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2023
This shows a couple counties around Tyler, TX. The LRC model is showing 120% of average rain with 1 to 2 degrees above average temperatures
The weeks below the 100% line show drier weeks, while the ones above the average line show the wetter weeks

Richland & Sargent counties in North Dakota

The LRC Model is predicting 1 degree below average temperatures and 120% of average rainfall from April 15 to September 30, 2023

Sheridan, McClean, & McHenry Counties in North Dakota

This graphic shows that the wettest weeks are most likely in mid-May, early July, and mid-September across this region of North Dakota

The model predictions will only slightly shift or change, or possibly barely change at all. There is a bit lower confidence on the precipitation patterns after around the second week of July. We will continue to work on improving the model, and don’t underestimate that this model is global and the only known methodology and technology that predicts where and when significant weather will have an impact.

Thank you again, and let us know if you have any questions. Our next update will be early next week.

Have a great start to spring!

Gary Lezak

Weather 20/20 Ultra Long Range Forecasting
Weather 20/20 Ultra Long Range Forecasting
Gary Lezak