Archive for 2018

Ernesto becomes 1st Tropical Cyclone to reach 50N since 2000, wet & windy night ahead for UK

Written by on August 18, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Ernesto becomes 1st Tropical Cyclone to reach 50N since 2000, wet & windy night ahead for UK

Like Debby a week ago, Ernesto formed over unusually warm waters at an unusually far north location. About 1,000 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. Despite crossing the sub-16C waters of the North Atlantic and accelerating in forward sweep, favourable atmospheric conditions allowed the system to remain tropical and only the 12th tropical cyclone within the […]

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World’s oceans cool but atmosphere and land temperature peaks in wake of the Super El Nino

Written by on August 17, 2018 in Rest of World with 0 Comments
World’s oceans cool but atmosphere and land temperature peaks in wake of the Super El Nino

While seas, bays and pockets of ocean are at record warm levels, it would appear the ‘global ocean thermostat’ has been turned down since peaking just ahead of the 2016 El Nino. So why have we had this so called ‘global heat wave’ in 2018? Check out the level of ocean cooling in the last […]

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UK is firmly back in ‘typical summer’ mode, Ernesto set to bring a soaking Saturday

Written by on August 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK is firmly back in ‘typical summer’ mode, Ernesto set to bring a soaking Saturday

Thanks to the Icelandic trough regaining strength and firmly positioned to the NW of Scotland, the Atlantic winds are back in control and that means typical summer weather with lows and associated fronts sweeping through every other day. The good news is it’s by no means a washout but more changeable with brief ridging and […]

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All-time record heat is followed by thick, toxic wildfire smoke over Alberta, Saskatchewan & Montana

All-time record heat is followed by thick, toxic wildfire smoke over Alberta, Saskatchewan & Montana

The heat of summer 2018 continues to melt historic records. Earlier in the summer it was parts of Eastern Canada including Montreal. Now it’s the Prairies turn as well as parts of the US interior Northwest. With over 400 wildfires burning across British Columbia alone and with westerly winds, thick toxic smoke is spreading across […]

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MON 13 AUG: VOGAN’S EUROPEAN OUTLOOK

Written by on August 13, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Did 2016 Super El Nino & Cooling Atlantic lead to the sweltering summer of 2018?

Written by on August 13, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Did 2016 Super El Nino & Cooling Atlantic lead to the sweltering summer of 2018?

There’s little doubt that many will be asking why 2018 was such a warm one across the Northern Hemisphere. I believe it’s very likely down to the response and lag of the Super El Nino which peaked during the winter of 2015-2016 combined with the cooling Atlantic basin.   El Ninos typically release heat from […]

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Schiehallion

Written by on August 12, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Schiehallion

Just 3 days after bagging 3 more munros in a first visit to the Lawers Group, I headed into the heart of Perthshire to the west of Aberfeldy and parked up at the Braes of Foss. This time it was Schiehallion in my sights. Positioned just south of an east-west line between Loch Tummel  to […]

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After record wet July, Middle Atlantic continues to get soaked!

Written by on August 11, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
After record wet July, Middle Atlantic continues to get soaked!

Thanks to several significant rain events, July was indeed a record wet month for the Middle Atlantic region and the pattern doesn’t look like giving up anytime soon. The wettest part of the country looks to remain the wettest. In the last month or so, the upper air setup has seen a ridge in the […]

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FRI 10 AUG: VOGAN’S UNITED STATES OUTLOOK

Written by on August 10, 2018 in Videos with 0 Comments
FRI 10 AUG: VOGAN’S UNITED STATES OUTLOOK

Despite all-time record heat, it’s been a cool summer for Spain & Portugal

Written by on August 10, 2018 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Despite all-time record heat, it’s been a cool summer for Spain & Portugal

Last week saw some of the hottest ever weather affect Spain and Portugal and for several places it indeed was the hottest ever observed despite national records remaining intact. Excerpt from wunderground.com Portugal and Spain. Portugal’s capital city Lisbon hit 111.2°F (44°C) on Saturday, its hottest temperature ever recorded. The previous record was 109.4°F (43°C) in 1981. […]

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