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United States October 2017 Outlook

Written by on September 22, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
United States October 2017 Outlook

September so far has been downright cold over the interior East from lower Mississippi Valley up through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and Appalachians while warm on the central Plains and especially central Rockies. However, as your reading this, it’s the complete opposite with a cold even snowy Western trough and warm Eastern ridge. This […]

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Europe October 2017 Outlook

Written by on September 22, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Europe October 2017 Outlook

As expected, meteorological autumn opened right where summer ended with a September featuring very changeable and frequently cool conditions thanks to firm Atlantic influence. September temperature anomaly so far. August was below normal. Why the cool, damp disappointing summer? Low over high aligned west-east shows a firmly Atlantic pattern. While the westerlies where the main […]

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Geal Charn, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor at Drumochter

Written by on September 21, 2017 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Geal Charn, Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor at Drumochter

Back at the beginning of the year I headed half way up the A9 and parked up at Balsporran Cottages on a clear, cold January morning. Located just N of Drumochter and just south of Dalwhinnie, A’ Mharconaich was on my hit list. This would be my first munro since October last year and my 20th munro […]

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954 Atlantic low vs 1046 Scandinavia high, UK shall be protected…

Written by on September 21, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
954 Atlantic low vs 1046 Scandinavia high, UK shall be protected…

It seems as though it’s been an eternity since dry, settled weather dominated the UK. With the exception weakening fronts drifting east Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a building Scandinavian blocking high will manage to suppress the Atlantic influence over the UK bringing the first UK-wide’s prolonged quiet spell in MANY weeks. Thankfully the beast that’s […]

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Long way out but CFSv2 calls a warm ‘La Nina’ winter ahead for Europe

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Long way out but CFSv2 calls a warm ‘La Nina’ winter ahead for Europe

Truthfully, I’m holding back on my thoughts for winter 2017-18 as it’s early, there’s so much going on in the tropics and there’s a lot of variables including the high likelihood of a La Nina. A La Nina can bring various winter conditions but I can see how the CFSv2 calls for a ridgy December […]

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Hurricane Maria makes 1st Category 4 landfall for Puerto Rico in 85 years!

Hurricane Maria makes 1st Category 4 landfall for Puerto Rico in 85 years!

THIS POST SHALL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT WEDNESDAY AS MARIA CROSSES PUERTO RICO! 11.55am BST BREAKING: Hurricane Maria has made landfall on the southeast shore of Puerto Rico as a 155 mph Cat 4 storm. Slight weakening occurred just prior to PR landfall with the collapse of eye and replacement of outer eyewall. #Maria making landfall […]

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Hurricane Jose to weaken offshore but still bring wind, rain, surf to US East Coast

Written by on September 18, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Hurricane Jose to weaken offshore but still bring wind, rain, surf to US East Coast

Hurricane Jose is barely a hurricane and isn’t looking healthy with most of the convection and energy on the northern side as seen in the latest infrared loop. While Jose will weaken and won’t directly impact the United States, it will bring wet and windy conditions up and down the East Coast with greatest impacts […]

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UK: Atlantic low to be replaced by Scandinavia high this weekend?

Written by on September 18, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
UK: Atlantic low to be replaced by Scandinavia high this weekend?

A new week, same weather pattern with HP building in today providing a drier, less showery Tuesday only to get replaced by another incoming Atlantic system Wednesday. Tuesday night into Wednesday turns increasingly wet and windy, esp N/W Britain with potential S gales through the Irish Sea/North Channel along with high rain amounts for Cumbria, […]

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Visit to Katesbridge weather station, Northern Ireland’s icebox

Written by on September 17, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Visit to Katesbridge weather station, Northern Ireland’s icebox

During a recent visit back home to Northern Ireland with the family I managed to visit Katesbridge and the famous weather station which frequently grabs national and international headlines for cold. A beautiful little hamlet, population 135 located in the rolling countryside of Drumlin country, County Down, Few places on the island compete with Katesbridge […]

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13 Sept 2016 vs 2017: 34.4C last year to Storm Aileen this year!

Written by on September 13, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
13 Sept 2016 vs 2017: 34.4C last year to Storm Aileen this year!

While some battled heavy rain and the first severe gales of autumn today and many felt the early nip of autumn, you may or may not recall this day last year. TODAY… Deep low crosses UK As you sit in your cardie over the next few days, try not to think about temperatures being in […]

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