Archive for February, 2019

Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido shivers at record breaking -31.8C

Written by on February 15, 2019 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido shivers at record breaking -31.8C

Bitter Siberian air swept across Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido last weekend. So cold, it was dubbed the coldest air mass in recorded history to visit said the Japan Meteorological Society as temperatures dipped to -31.8C in Rikubetsu on February 9. Considered the coldest city in all of Japan, Rikubetsu’s average low dips to -20C […]

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The UK winter that never arrived! Current pattern eerily similar to 13 February 1998

Written by on February 13, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
The UK winter that never arrived! Current pattern eerily similar to 13 February 1998

I will admit when wrong and unfortunately my nagging fear from the beginning came true. In my winter forecast I showed the potential for major snow and cold during the 2nd half of winter. I also stated the concerns despite a seemingly ideal global pattern. Yes it did turn colder and snowier mid January on, […]

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What a Swing! From Coldest in 20-35+ Years to Record Warm 2-4 days Later!

Written by on February 11, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
What a Swing! From Coldest in 20-35+ Years to Record Warm 2-4 days Later!

At the peak of the polar vortex invasion of 2019, much of Minnesota endured it’s coldest conditions since 1996 while Illinois saw their coldest since 1985. Cotton, Minnesota plunged to -56F, Twin Cities -28F, Chicago -23F. Daytime highs only managed -10F in Chicago, -14 Twin Cities. At least four locations with long-term periods of record […]

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Storm Erik Rapidly Intensifies as He Sweeps into UK Bringing 100 mph Gusts

Written by on February 8, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Storm Erik Rapidly Intensifies as He Sweeps into UK Bringing 100 mph Gusts

Storm Erik rapidly deepened as he speedily crossed the Atlantic. With a pressure drop of 40mb within the last 24 hours, Erik can be defined as a ‘weatherbomb’ as it peaked in strength over Scotland’s Outer Hebrides late this afternoon. Central pressure deepend to at least 955mb over the Outer Hebrides. As well as winds […]

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Northern Queensland communities receive a YEAR’S WORTH of rain in 7 DAYS!

Written by on February 6, 2019 in Australasia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Northern Queensland communities receive a YEAR’S WORTH of rain in 7 DAYS!

It’s been a tough summer across Australia but the extremes have turned from intense heat to intense rainfall. An unprecedented rainfall event has caused extreme flooding to coastal communities some 840 miles north of Brisbane. Townsville and others along Queensland’s north coast have endured their greatest 10-day rainfall on record. It’s all down to the […]

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Did tropics dictate N Hemisphere winter 18-19? What gave may have also taken away!

Written by on February 5, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Did tropics dictate N Hemisphere winter 18-19? What gave may have also taken away!

I feel my cold, blocky winter projections keep getting pushed back and so therefore my forecast has busted some. Sure it did turn colder beyond New Year but that came came across the Atlantic rather than Russia as expected. The reason for the bust? It’s got a lot to do with the fact the NAO […]

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NWS: Polar Vortex 2019: Coldest since 1996 with -56F in Cotton, MN, -28F Minneapolis

Written by on February 4, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
NWS: Polar Vortex 2019: Coldest since 1996 with -56F in Cotton, MN, -28F Minneapolis

Article from NWS Duluth In late January 2019, a historic arctic outbreak brought bitterly cold wind chills and record-breaking cold temperatures to the Midwest. Many schools and some businesses and government offices were closed for three days, with USPS mail delivery even suspended on Wednesday, January 30th due to extremely dangerous wind chills. The coldest […]

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Moline, Ill, Coldest ever night is set in snowiest ever January

Written by on February 2, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Moline, Ill, Coldest ever night is set in snowiest ever January

It’s been quite the month for Moline, Illinois setting not one but two very significant weather records. Situated on a bluff between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock River. It’s part of the Quad Cities metro which sits on the Illinois-Iowa border. Davenport sits on the Iowa side while Moline sits on the Illinois […]

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Braemar’s -15.4C makes for Scotland’s coldest since 2010 while it’s snow going across S England, Wales

Written by on February 1, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Braemar’s -15.4C makes for Scotland’s coldest since 2010 while it’s snow going across S England, Wales

After dipping to -14.4C yesterday morning, Scotland and UK’s coldest since 2012 and only warming to -6.2C, the thermometer took a deeper dip last night to -15.4C which makes for Scotland’s coldest since 2010. The temperature fell to -15.4C in #Braemar, Aberdeenshire last night. Making it the coldest night in Scotland since December 2010. CB […]

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