With a storm system approaching the West Coast of the United States this week, it will create a log-jam effect of storm systems across the country. There is another system located over the Southeastern U.S., with a warm ridge of high pressure in the middle. This pattern gets stuck, so to speak, and we call it a block. This particular one takes on the shape of the Greek letter Omega (Ω) and gets the name “Omega Block”.
A blocked pattern can lead to days of similar weather, but for us, stuck in the middle of the ridge of high pressure that’s not a bad thing at all! We should get a good chance to dry out and enjoy sunny, warmer weather in the days ahead.
– Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller