It is difficult to maintain objective focus when so many signals are indicating that a brutal cold and stormy period will hit the Eastern US beginning late next week. Further stoking my hype machine is the recent spike in Southern Oscillation Index to +50 indicating a major amplification of the Jet Stream affecting our time zone Jan 29-Feb 1.
Here is a image from the University of Wisconsin SSEC showing some of the factors that have inspired me to warn about the coming of a prolonged cold and stormy period. Keep in mind that the daily SOI reading does not mean anything by itself and does not create weather! Combined with other signals the value is used as a tool to indicate that an amplification (spike positive) or a pattern progression (spike negative) is coming.