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Following Winter’s Return, UK Warms Up But Remains Largely Dry

Following Winter’s Return, UK Warms Up But Remains Largely Dry

It’s been a rather wintry past few days across the UK with many northern areas seeing snow while many more witnessed the biting north wind and overnight frosts. The setup which has delivered the chill. Check out the upside down temps at noon today. Here are some of the scenes from recent days. Aviemore received […]

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WED 26 APR: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on April 26, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
WED 26 APR: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

United States May 2017 Outlook

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Spring 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
United States May 2017 Outlook

Without sounding like a broken record, the large scale US pattern remains largely unchanged but expect a gradual shut down of the Pacific as heights naturally begin building over the Great Basin. It’s been a warm April except for the Northwest, sound familiar to the previous 2-3 months? April shall go out on a stormy and pretty wild note […]

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European May 2017 Outlook

European May 2017 Outlook

The month of April has turned out to be somewhat of a tail of two halves with warm start but cold end with this week presenting one strong final blast of winter. However, the long term theme has been dry and this plays a bigger role through May because if May was to turn out […]

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Heavy Snow Buries Parts Of Eastern Europe, Damaging Gales Hit S Spain, UK Snow Next?

Heavy Snow Buries Parts Of Eastern Europe, Damaging Gales Hit S Spain, UK Snow Next?

Cold wave 1 of 2 continues to pile drive deep into Southeast Europe with unusually heavy, even crippling snows affecting the Balkans, Romania, Ukraine. By the time we enter next week, it’s Northwest Europe’s turn with snow in the Northern UK forecast. Here are some images from recent days on the other side of the continent. Częstochowa, Poland […]

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NASA: 2016-17 Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is Deeper Than Previous 4 Seasons Combined!

Written by on April 20, 2017 in Spring 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
NASA: 2016-17 Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is Deeper Than Previous 4 Seasons Combined!

According to NASA, the snowpack this year in the Tuolumne River Basin which is park of Yosemite National Park is deeper than the previous 4 seasons combined. How much water is locked within the snowpack? For some spots it’s over 100 inches. Statewide the average is 47 inches. The Sierra snowpack is near record levels and […]

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October-March Period Was UK’s Driest Since 95-96, April 2017 A Top 10 Driest?

October-March Period Was UK’s Driest Since 95-96, April 2017 A Top 10 Driest?

According to the mid-month stats released by the Met Office, the UK as a whole is sitting at just 26% of the normal April rainfall. Dry yes but what will keep this likely out of the top 3-5 spot is the near average rain up in Northwest Scotland and the rain in the forecast but the outlook remains […]

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Pre-Monsoon Blowtorch Sets New April Benchmark For Pakistan and Asia

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
Pre-Monsoon Blowtorch Sets New April Benchmark For Pakistan and Asia

A powerful upper ridge of high pressure has tormented the Asian Sub-continent since late March and throughout April with many inland areas exceeding 38C or 100F day after day. The persistency is probably the biggest contributor to the deaths hundreds of deaths across India and Pakistan. No relief in sight with May often the hottest time of year with […]

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UK/EUROPE: Following Warm March, Looks Like April Will Turn Out Cold, Except Spain!

UK/EUROPE: Following Warm March, Looks Like April Will Turn Out Cold, Except Spain!

As we look out through the next 7-10 days or the remainder of April, it looks like the high to the west, low to the east setup sticks around with additional waves of late season arctic air dropping south. The current cold shot was a glancing blow for UK but over Germany and Poland it’s […]

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Record Heat Up US East Coast, Record Cold In Labrador & 600 Icebergs off Newfoundland Last 3 Weeks

Record Heat Up US East Coast, Record Cold In Labrador & 600 Icebergs off Newfoundland Last 3 Weeks

A bane to shipping and a little earlier than normal but since late March over 600 huge icebergs have neared Newfoundland’s north and eastern shores. The last 3 weeks has nearly seen as many icebergs than in all of 2016. The vast majority of icebergs around the Grand Banks is calved off the Greenland ice sheet and drift south with wind and current […]

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