Archive for August, 2017

MET OFFICE: A wet summer comes to a close

Written by on August 31, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
MET OFFICE: A wet summer comes to a close

Article from Met Office 31 August 2017 The end of August brings a close to a wet summer and although you might not think it, it has also been warmer than average. This summer has been most notable across the UK for being wetter than average. Each of the three months have exceeded their long-term […]

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HARVEY JUST KEEPS ON GOING: Catastrophic flood shifts E to Beaumont, TX with 26.03″ within 24 hrs

HARVEY JUST KEEPS ON GOING: Catastrophic flood shifts E to Beaumont, TX with 26.03″ within 24 hrs

Tropical Storm Harvey made a 3rd and final landfall today with max winds of 45 mph, this time in Cameron, Louisiana but not before hammering the Beaumont and Port Arthur, TX area with potentially the greatest rainfall rates of all, even surpassing that of Houston. BREAKING: #Tropical Storm #Harvey2017 made landfall near Cameron, LA. Major […]

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Stuck in a rut but drier, brighter times ahead? SE Eng drops from 29C to 15C.

Written by on August 30, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Stuck in a rut but drier, brighter times ahead? SE Eng drops from 29C to 15C.

Quite the contrast within 24 hours for Southeast England. The difference between being ahead the front and under the front at this time of year. All just part of this atmospheric rut we’re in. BREAKING NEWS: Police are on the hunt for whoever stole #summer from residents of SE Eng/East Ang overnight 📉😱 Matt pic.twitter.com/GeU4nbhXmb […]

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WED 30 AUG: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on August 30, 2017 in Summer 2017, Videos with 0 Comments
WED 30 AUG: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

US Lower 48 sets new record for most rain within a single Tropical Cyclone

US Lower 48 sets new record for most rain within a single Tropical Cyclone

With Harvey drifting back out over the Gulf and positioned SW of the Greater Houston area, the intense and persistent rains reignited and eventually the 1978 Amelia record of 48 inches fell within the last few hours. The record for total rainfall from a tropical system has been BROKEN! Mary's Creek at Winding Road recorded […]

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Despite warmest June day in 41 yrs/Warmest Aug bank hol… Icelandic low ruled summer ’17!

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Despite warmest June day in 41 yrs/Warmest Aug bank hol… Icelandic low ruled summer ’17!

Summer 2017 started promising with plenty of continental heat and humidity covering the majority of the UK but as we pushed through late June into July, the Azores high weakened and regained dominance over the central Mediterranean while Icelandic low pressure became the dominant force close to our W/NW shores therefore bringing the classic summer […]

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Harvey became 1st Texas Category 4 since 1961 and now drowning Houston, literally!

Harvey became 1st Texas Category 4 since 1961 and now drowning Houston, literally!

Nearly 72 hours after Hurricane Harvey came ashore as America’s strongest hurricane since 2004, the system continues to bring utter misery to Texans. Harvey’s wind with gusts in excess of 130 mph has caused significant damage in a focused area around Rockport, Port Lavaca and Port Aransas where the eyewall came ashore at 10pm Thursday […]

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Daylight reveals true destruction on TX coast by Category 4 Harvey but worst still ahead!

Daylight reveals true destruction on TX coast by Category 4 Harvey but worst still ahead!

THIS POST SHALL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF HURRICANE HARVEY AND IT’S IMPACTS ON TEXAS. Saturday evening BST At 10pm CT Friday Hurricane Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 storm generating wind gusts of 132 mph. Scenes of severe damage continue to stream in around Rockport, Port Aransas and Port Lavaca where the […]

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Atlantic-Europe pattern remains stuck on repeat, Depending on tropics for change!

Written by on August 25, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Atlantic-Europe pattern remains stuck on repeat, Depending on tropics for change!

Thanks to a southward dive or split jet west of Ireland with main low nearer Iberia, we’re stuck in a slack air flow aloft over the British Isles with a slow moving low near NW Scotland which is providing cool, frequently showery conditions. However it’s much sunnier and warmer further south and east where pressure […]

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Texas prepares for potentially devastating Harvey & end to 12-year major hurricane drought

Texas prepares for potentially devastating Harvey & end to 12-year major hurricane drought

Just a couple of days ago Harvey had faded to near nothing over the Caribbean and now we’re watching the same system rapidly organise into what could be a major hurricane and America’s first since Wilma of 2005. Pretty much all models point to Harvey coming ashore near Corpus Christi, TX late tomorrow evening / […]

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