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United States July 2018 Outlook

Written by on June 23, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
United States July 2018 Outlook

We have seen probably one of the most dramatic spring temperature flips in a lifetime across the US. From one of the coldest April’s and coldest nationwide since 1997 to warmest May on record and June so far is one of the warmest also. May June so far No major increase in drought area or […]

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European July 2018 Outlook

Written by on June 23, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
European July 2018 Outlook

With the exceptions of a wet start to May and middle June, it’s been a predominantly dry, settled and warm pattern across northwest and north Europe thanks to blocking high pressure while low pressure has kept things unseasonably cool and unsettled over southwest Europe. This is seen nicely in the May and June temperature anomaly […]

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WU: A Flashy Flood Regime: Pockets of Torrential Rain Scattered Across U.S.

Written by on June 22, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: A Flashy Flood Regime: Pockets of Torrential Rain Scattered Across U.S.

Article from wunderground.com Bob Henson  ·  June 19, 2018, 12:22 PM EDT Flash flood watches were strewn from northern Montana to the Texas Gulf Coast on Tuesday, the result of unusually rich moisture stranded across the United States beneath lackadaisical upper-level winds. It’s a classic summer setup for generating the kind of slow-moving showers and […]

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Hot July On The Way? UK Is Drying Out Following Dry May in Scotland, Dry June in England

Hot July On The Way? UK Is Drying Out Following Dry May in Scotland, Dry June in England

The end game to winter and the overall spring pattern has certainly played well with my thinking. May was a dry month for particularly the northern two thirds of the British Isles. The dry May led to the UK’s warmest and sunniest May on record. It's provisionally been the warmest May on record (since 1910) […]

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High Pressure Pattern Returns In True Heat Wave Style But Not Before Some ‘Frosty Nights’

High Pressure Pattern Returns In True Heat Wave Style But Not Before Some ‘Frosty Nights’

Well I’m sure many if not most thought the 2-3 weeks of dry pleasant weather we enjoyed in May and much of the first half of June was our summer as the Atlantic returned with unseasonably wet and windy conditions. I have to admit, while next week’s potential ‘hot spell’ is well within the parameters […]

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Record Stornoway Dry Spell Ends With Strongest June Wind Gust Since 1962 For Northern Ireland

Record Stornoway Dry Spell Ends With Strongest June Wind Gust Since 1962 For Northern Ireland

3 weeks of unusually settled weather came to an abrupt this week thanks to the arrival of an unusual summer wind storm. Thanks to an increase in temperature gradient over North America, our sleepy trans Atlantic jet stream awoke and spawned an unusually deep Atlantic low and may have reached it’s peak as it passed […]

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Fairbanks has coldest June temperature in 12 years

Written by on June 13, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Fairbanks has coldest June temperature in 12 years

In recent years, heat has without a doubt been the dominant weather/climate story across Alaska. However, thanks to a cold trough spinning over northern Alaska a spell of unusual cool payed a visit to the Alaskan interior. Fairbanks International Airport recorded a minimum of 36 degrees which ties a record low dating all the way […]

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After a month in hibernation, our beloved jet stream and it’s lows make a comeback Wednesday

Written by on June 11, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
After a month in hibernation, our beloved jet stream and it’s lows make a comeback Wednesday

After a month of cloudy misty mornings giving way to warm sunny afternoons, North America has decided to give our beloved jet stream the kiss of life. Our upper air setup has turned back to what we’d typically see even at this time of year. Sorry folks! On the whole it’s not looking bad for […]

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NW EUROPE: Significant pattern change on the way but is it temporary or something more long term?

Written by on June 8, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
NW EUROPE: Significant pattern change on the way but is it temporary or something more long term?

After months of subpar precip across northern europe, soils have dried out big time thanks to an unusually persistent blocking high over Scandinavia. Would would argue that this is where the heat’s going for the heart of summer. However, we have the first forecast test on it’s way as the pattern is about to flip […]

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In just 3 days, Wabush, Labrador goes from 28C on May 31 to a new June minimum of -6.9C!

Written by on June 5, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
In just 3 days, Wabush, Labrador goes from 28C on May 31 to a new June minimum of -6.9C!

Following a LONG winter for Newfoundland and Labrador, Wabush in western Labrador went straight to a mid summer-like 27.9C on May 31. It was a dramatic way to see it’s first 20s of the year. A warm last day of May for most of Labrador. #nlwx pic.twitter.com/J60neTdng7 — Rodney Barney (@rcbstormpost) June 1, 2018 HOWEVER, […]

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