Understanding Weather – not predicting – 05 July 2013

What happened?
The most noticeable feature of current synoptic charts is that they consistently diverge from normal, expected patterns.
The implication of this departure from the expected range presents a broad scenario which can be quite difficult to interpret. The difficulty being that both interpretation and forecast models are founded in patterns that have been identified and described for over 200 years, and as such, they are unable to provided meaningful analysis of the departure from the normal range of weather synoptics.