As of the evening of 1 January 2018, the Global Weather and Climate Center has updated its 4-panel display to now the include the Atlantic Ocean and North America surface analysis map analysis display. As a result of the fact that the Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on an annual basis back on 30 November, there was a desire to update the 4-panel display to reflect issues pertaining to the Winter-time months. Thus, since most major Winter weather stories across the contiguous United States are focused towards the East Coast region, there was an inclination to shift the primary focus to eastern North America. This will be a regular updating graphic that will emanate from the NWS Ocean Prediction Center. To learn more about the source point of this updating graphic, feel free to click the link on this graphic embedded within the 4-panel display on the home-page of this website.
©2018 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz