Archive for 2017
After a wet, stormy cool West and warm East during January, February, we’ve seen a flip in March with warmer, more settled West and colder, snowier East. In fact, March is turning out colder than January and February in many Eastern locales. Rather rare. Last weekend witnessed the historic blizzard… An astonishing 58 inches of […]
After a rare dry/warm UK winter with only brief spells of arctic cold and a measly seasonal minimum of -10C (UK’s actual coldest was -12.1C but in November) it’s hard to believe we’re about to enter meteorological spring’s 2nd of 3 months. The Dec-Feb period wound up very mild, particularly for Scotland and will go down […]
AS FORECASTED here, snow fell and accumulated causing a difficult Tuesday AM commute across Central Scotland. Also provided stunning winter scenes like this in Penicuik this morning. No big surprise that the disruptive snow swept through the Central Lowlands given the concentration of shower activity was within the West and through the Central Lowlands, blowing in […]
First came the arctic blast, then snowstorm/blizzard followed by post blizzard arctic blast number 2 and we’ve a 3rd wave on the way for mid to late week. An incredible snowstorm for Binghamton, NY Temps got down to 25F as far south as Gainsville, FL. How cold has the last 7 days? (March 11-18), very cold […]
Colder air is blowing in on a brisk westerly wind which is touching gale or severe gale-force across North/Northwest Scotland. But reinforcing cold air with origins stemming back to the Davis Straits arrives this evening. This morning’s infrared satellite view shows that the cold air has made it to Scotland but coldest air remains well out over the Atlantic with […]
As pointed out yesterday. It’s been and continues to be a real soaker of a day here across Scotland. Visible satellite and water vapour proves that this heavy, persistent rain is part of a moisture plume or atmospheric river which can be traced all the way back to Central America… This AM’s radar. GFS surface/precip […]
After days of eruptions, scientists, tourists and a BBC film crew found themselves near the summit of Sicily’s highly active Mt Etna when it went off in explosive style Thursday. Here was the Etna eruption from space yesterday. The eruption caused 10 injuries.