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Sites Stretching From LA To North Dakota Experienced The Hottest Thanksgiving

Sites Stretching From LA To North Dakota Experienced The Hottest Thanksgiving

  As expected, thanks to an unusually large and strong upper level ridge, Thanksgiving Day became the hottest on record for many sites stretching from Los Angeles to the Dakotas. Looks like Lake Elsinore, CA tied the US Thanksgiving Day record high with 97 degrees. The NWS San Diego weather balloon measured a summer-like 994dm […]

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Widespread Snow to Be Followed by Cold Nights

Widespread Snow to Be Followed by Cold Nights

We were graced by plentiful wintry showers, snowy scenes, bracing NW wind and temperatures which barely cracked 2-4C today. All thanks to a cold NW flow with origins extending all the way to Greenland. This was the scene on the M9 near Stirling around lunchtime. Near Dalwhinnie at around 2pm where the temperature was 0C. […]

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US December 2017 Outlook

US December 2017 Outlook

November 2017 will be remembered as a chilly North, warm South with an impressive opening arctic outbreak which broke long standing records from Montana to the Mid Atlantic. It’s also going to be remembered as very snowy in the interior Northwest, perhaps a top 10 cold month over parts of the Northern Plains and will […]

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Europe December 2017 Outlook

Europe December 2017 Outlook

September wound up near normal temperature-wise but wetter than normal, October was warmer but drier than normal and November looks as though it shall wind up cooler than normal. The chill to end November shall almost certainly make November 2017 a below normal month for the UK but it’s no November 2016! When the three […]

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Greenland Air Replaces Azores Air, First Disruptive Snow For Highland Scotland

Greenland Air Replaces Azores Air, First Disruptive Snow For Highland Scotland

It may be mild and rather soggy for the bulk of England, Wales even Northern Ireland but cold air hangs on across Scotland and because of that, snow is falling above 1,500ft. Moisture has been plentiful, lifting up from the sub-tropical Atlantic along a frontal boundary attached to low pressure W of Scotland. Heavy, persistent […]

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Hottest Thanksgiving Day in Southern California even US History?

Hottest Thanksgiving Day in Southern California even US History?

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, the US-Mexico border town of Falcon Lake, Texas recorded a temperature of 97 degrees which became the highest temperature ever recorded on Thanksgiving. An unusually strong upper ridge is building over Southern California. Aided by offshore winds blowing from desert to ocean, temperatures are expected to widely reach the upper 80s, […]

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UK Snow Risk (Including Eng/Wales) Increases Late Week/Weekend Despite The Mild Now

UK Snow Risk (Including Eng/Wales) Increases Late Week/Weekend Despite The Mild Now

With the continuation of a fluid Atlantic pattern, our temperature rollercoaster also continues. After a chilly weekend, we started this week still cool in Scotland and Northern Ireland but downright balmy for SW England and Wales where we saw 17C yesterday. This evening the mild is up over Northern Ireland and southern/central Scotland. Tonight won’t […]

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Huge Western US snowpack contrast between record high levels and none!

Huge Western US snowpack contrast between record high levels and none!

It’s a bit of an all or nothing November across not just the Northern tier of the United States when it comes to snow but even in a relatively small area of the West. While parts of the Central Rockies have very little to no snow, many parts of the Northern Rockies are at record mid November levels […]

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We spend billions on computer models but are we any further on?

We spend billions on computer models but are we any further on?

I guess you could say I’ve got Friday frustration as you’ll be aware if you watched the video from earlier. It’s dark and wet here in Ft William just now and I guess this sums up how I feel when it comes to computer forecast models. It seems for the last 5 years we time […]

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Three Rounds of Pacific moisture/storms pile into West Coast prior to Thanksgiving

Three Rounds of Pacific moisture/storms pile into West Coast prior to Thanksgiving

Recent days has seen the return to stormy and wet conditions to the Pacific Northwest extending well into California. This is the first in a series of systems which will hit the West Coast in the run up to Thanksgiving. #AtmosphericRiver bringing widespread rainfall to the #SanFrancisco Bay Area this morning! Rain spreads southward through the day into […]

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