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United States March 2017 Outlook

Written by on February 22, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
United States March 2017 Outlook

With the exceptions of a significant cold spell during early/mid December, it’s been a warm winter from Alaska to Florida. The only exception being the Northwest where both December and January were cold or very cold. Really from the Rockies to Atlantic Ocean, the anomaly maps are solid red and may well have witnessed the warmest winter on record […]

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European March 2017 Outlook

Written by on February 22, 2017 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
European March 2017 Outlook

After a cold central and southern Europe January, it’s turned considerably milder during February. As you can see from the below January temp anomaly map, the core of coldest was on the Balkan Peninsula where Serbia and Hungary witnessed their coldest Jan in some 50 years, the coldest in 20 years for France. For the […]

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Mangum, Oklahoma: From 99F to Snow in 72 Hours

Written by on February 21, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Mangum, Oklahoma: From 99F to Snow in 72 Hours

By Jonathan Belles Feb 15 2017 12:00 AM EST weather.com Story Highlights Temperatures dropped more than 60 degrees from all-time February record highs. Snow fell across the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma three days after the record heat. Some Oklahomans experienced a temperature drop from all-time February record highs to near freezing in three days earlier […]

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Bipolar February Changes From Nice To Nasty As Storm Doris Promises Damaging Wind, Snow!

Written by on February 21, 2017 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Bipolar February Changes From Nice To Nasty As Storm Doris Promises Damaging Wind, Snow!

After a very mild, spring-like 18.3C at Kew Gardens and Northolt Monday, the increasingly turbulent Atlantic is ready to pounce and this process is already showing this afternoon. As winds increase, so the rains sweep in and the temperature decreases through today. Following the band of rain associated with the cold front, blustery showers follow turning increasingly to snow over high ground. The trans-Atlantic […]

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TUE 21 FEB: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on February 21, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
TUE 21 FEB: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

San Francisco’s Exceeds Annual Avg Rainfall With Latest Storm, ‘May-ruary’ Continues E of Rockies

Written by on February 20, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
San Francisco’s Exceeds Annual Avg Rainfall With Latest Storm, ‘May-ruary’ Continues E of Rockies

The latest wind/rain/snowstorm to strike California is doing so as expected. Interestingly the rain which has fallen so far in Downtown San Francisco has exceeded the city’s annual average. The last time SF has done this was March 24, 2011, so a full month earlier than previous. Nice moisture plume connecting Hawaii with San Francisco […]

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Several UK Stations Reporting 17-18C This Afternoon

Written by on February 20, 2017 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Several UK Stations Reporting 17-18C This Afternoon

It’s a mild day for February out there with a mixture of sun, cloud and outbreaks of rain. The key component to the unusual warmth in which several recording sites are reading 17C at this hour is courtesy of strong and gusty west wind. While many are in the 10-13C range (still very mild), it’s areas to the lee or […]

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MON 20 FEB: VOGAN’S US OUTLOOK

Written by on February 20, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
MON 20 FEB: VOGAN’S US OUTLOOK

Drought To Deluge: Atmospheric River Continues To Hose California In Relentless Storm Series

Written by on February 19, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Drought To Deluge: Atmospheric River Continues To Hose California In Relentless Storm Series

First it was Northern California which got the constant hammering in January, then it was Southern California’s turn late last week and now the Atmospheric River has repositioned back into Northern California. The Friday storm which is said to have been SoCal’s strongest since December 2010 brought 108 mph gusts to the Grapevine along with heavy flooding rain […]

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Papers Spouting Nonesense About ‘Warmest Feb Day in 160 Years, UK Turns Stormy Wed-Fri

Written by on February 19, 2017 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Papers Spouting Nonesense About ‘Warmest Feb Day in 160 Years, UK Turns Stormy Wed-Fri

I see the papers are at it again with their extreme hype of shear nonsense. The Sun/Star/Daily Record are saying tomorrow (Monday) will be the UK’s ‘hottest February day in 160 years’. Hum, firstly our official records only date back to 1910 and 18C would NOT be a UK record either. If my maths serves […]

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