Archive for April, 2019

Europe May 2019 Outlook

Written by on April 24, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe May 2019 Outlook

The month opened cold in the west and warm in the east across the continent but into April’s second week and the persistent Scandinavian block built south flipping the temperature pendulum the other way. This high has been the driver to April, both giving and taking. How strong is the current blocking high over Finland? […]

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UK nations enjoy record warm Easter weekend, Edinburgh breaks April heat record!

Written by on April 23, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK nations enjoy record warm Easter weekend, Edinburgh breaks April heat record!

Thanks to an unusually persistent area high pressure, rainfall has been considerably below normal this April and in turn has led to a spell of unusual April warmth. The dominant Scandinavian high initially brought a taste of late winter some 7-10 days ago but during the past week, many parts of the British Isles as […]

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Geal Charn (1st of Monadhliath)

Written by on April 21, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Geal Charn (1st of Monadhliath)

Day/date: Tuesday 2 April 2019 Munros: Geal Charn (5 of 2019, 81 total) Start point: Garva Bridge Drive length: 2.5 hours / 121 miles Walk length: 8 miles / 5.30 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, little wind 2C @ 8.30am / SUMMIT sunny, light wind -1C, -5C wind chill. h

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Meall Chuaich (Last of Drumochter hills!)

Written by on April 21, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Meall Chuaich (Last of Drumochter hills!)

Day/date: Saturday 23 March 2019 Munros: Meall Chuaich (4 of 2019, 80 total) Start point: A9 layby 94, S of Cuaich cottages Drive length: 2 hours / 108 miles Walk length: 8.75 miles / 5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, little wind 2C @ 8.30am / SUMMIT Mix of sun/mist, light wind -2C, -7C wind chill. This was my first hill walk since […]

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WU: Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at Landfall

Written by on April 20, 2019 in Tropical with 0 Comments
WU: Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at Landfall

Bob Henson  ·  April 19, 2019, 1:28 PM EDT In its full report on devastating Hurricane Michael, published Friday, the NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center found that Michael was a Category 5 storm with top sustained winds of 140 knots (160 mph) when it smashed ashore near Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle on […]

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UK Easter Weekend 2019

Written by on April 19, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK Easter Weekend 2019

What a difference a matter of days can make in mid April… The same Scandinavian high which produced a winter-like chill right across the UK and Ireland last weekend is now bringing a taste of early summer and a toasty Easter weekend for much of the UK. The warmth should peak Easter Saturday but Good […]

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Japan observes record snow and heat on same day

Written by on April 17, 2019 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Japan observes record snow and heat on same day

When you think of extremes you think of the US. However Japan saw a wild, and wacky pattern of opposites on the very same day (April 10th). By that I mean Shitaabaru roasted to a new April record of 31.3C while Tokyo was a very chilly 5C at 1pm. In between, Karuizawa in the Alps […]

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Phuket, Thailand hits 38C setting new all-time record

Written by on April 16, 2019 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Phuket, Thailand hits 38C setting new all-time record

Thailand is typically hot and humid and it’s currently the hottest, driest time of year but recent days has been exceptionally hot in the south. So much so that a new all-time record was set in Phuket of 38.0C on April 10. This marginally exceeds the previous record of 37.9C sets back on May 5, […]

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NEW RECORD: Caribou, Maine: 157 days & counting with at least 1″ of snow on ground

Written by on April 15, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
NEW RECORD: Caribou, Maine: 157 days & counting with at least 1″ of snow on ground

Today marks the 157th day where Caribou, Maine has had at least 1 inch of snow on the ground. This breaks the previous record of 155 days set back in the winter of 2002-03. You have to go right back to November 10th when there wasn’t at least an inch of snow on the ground. […]

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Chicago gets 2nd heaviest calendar day snow for so late in season

Written by on April 15, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Chicago gets 2nd heaviest calendar day snow for so late in season

A rare late season snowstorm swept across Northern Illinois yesterday dumping an impressive 5.3 inches of snow at O’Hare Airport. The Palm Sunday snow event shall go into the history books as 2nd biggest snowfall this late in the year, falling marginally behind a 5.4 inch snowfall on April 16, 1961. 135 yrs of record […]

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