Further to the South an important cyclone has moved from the South Eastern US December 23 all the way to Central Quebec on the 25th of December. Some called it "Santa Bomb". As this cyclone approached the Arctic the twilight brightened. In fact brightest on the 25th.
Several magnitudes of twilight brightness increased in a mere few days, the location of the major Cyclone varied from more than 2000 miles away and 1500 miles South South East when December 25 picture was taken. One must consider the staggering amount of energy needed to create such an event, and especially the extent of reach
one pressure system so far away may have. I believe that this storm had more to it than calculated.
Proof is in the position of the Christmas storm, temperatures in the Arctic did not vary
greatly, under a steady high pressure ridge. The only variant was the Low American North Eastener heading off its usual Ireland and UK track towards the Pole.
Just How much more energy did the "Santa Storm" carry?
Extra Light carried through was not only due to its size, but because of contrasting
weather powers, the anticyclones vs the santa-cyclone, if the cyclone was run of the mill standard and without much exception, then it would have headed to Ireland and UK like the previous dozen or so. Instead it headed more North, clustered by Highs to the East West and even North of it :
there was a great deal more light high up in the Arctic. The even more modest
High pressure ridge near Cornwallis offered no apparent clash to the titan much further South.
The one week forecast made the Low merge with pre-existing left overs from previous North Atlantic incursions:
was correctly evaluated the forecast would reflect this measure of accuracy.
total amount of energy a week prior.
WD December 25-26, 29 , 2014