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European October 2018 Outlook (Inc video)

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
European October 2018 Outlook (Inc video)

So far, it’s been mixed with a stormy mid month for northwest Europe but it would appear we wave goodbye to September and greet October on a much quieter note. In just the last 7 days, it’s like we’ve went from late August with 26C to October with 115 mph wind and now early November […]

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US October 2018 Outlook

Written by on September 23, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US October 2018 Outlook

September has been a warm month for the Eastern US but it looks like it’s turning cooler for October and the month is likely to begin very cold compared to normal in the Plains. In fact snow and record cold is possible as bitter cold air parked over Alberta and Saskatchewan drops south down the […]

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Tolmount, Tom Buidhe (East of Cairnwell)

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Tolmount, Tom Buidhe (East of Cairnwell)

Day/date: Thursday 30 August, 2018 Munros: Tolmount, Tom Buidhe (No 62, 63) Start point: Layby just north of Glenshee Ski Centre Drive length: 2 hours / 94 miles Walk length: 10 miles / 4 hours Weather: BASE: Clear 4C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mostly clear, breezy 5C Carn an Tuirc summit, 1st of the day. This doesn’t count as this was done just […]

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Glas Maol & East of Cairnwell Circuit of 4

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Glas Maol & East of Cairnwell Circuit of 4

Day/date: Saturday 25 August, 2018 Munros: Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Glas Maol, Creag Leacach (No 58, 59, 60, 61) Start point: Layby just north of Glenshee Ski Centre Drive length: 2 hours / 94 miles Walk length: 12 miles / 4.55 hours Weather: BASE: Clear 4C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mix of sun and cloud, windy, 6C, -2 […]

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Ben Wyvis

Written by on September 23, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Ben Wyvis

Day/date: Tuesday 21 August, 2018 Munros: Ben Wyvis (No 57) Start point: Ben Wyvis car park Drive length: 3.25 hours / 188 miles Walk length: 8.75 miles / 4 hours Weather: BASE: Fair, breezy, 7C / SUMMIT Mostly cloudy, moderate to strong wind, gusty, 3C Rising about Little Wyvis! Into the clouds hugging the ridge. Loch Glascarnoch and An Teallach Featured […]

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Upper Midwest: Cold, Snow To Greet October?

Written by on September 21, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Upper Midwest: Cold, Snow To Greet October?

It’s turned November-like over the western Prairies of Canada and this looks to be a hint of what’s to come further south as we depart Sept and say hello to Oct. Note the ridge building into AK. Here’s the GFS ensemble 6-10 2m temp anomaly for 6-10. CFSv2 2m anomaly for week 2 is more […]

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Back To Back Storms Ali and Bronagh hit UK/Ireland in wild September spell, HP settles things down next week!

Written by on September 21, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Back To Back Storms Ali and Bronagh hit UK/Ireland in wild September spell, HP settles things down next week!

It’s turning out to be quite the stormy September with one deepening low after the next lining up to strike the UK. It’s like the atmosphere is playing catch up after the unusually lengthy spell of quiet during the summer. The flip in the skipping rope goes down to the uptick in global tropical activity […]

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165 mph Mangkhut slams Philippines (strongest since Haiyan) Followed by Hong Kong’s worst hit since 1983

Written by on September 19, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
165 mph Mangkhut slams Philippines (strongest since Haiyan) Followed by Hong Kong’s worst hit since 1983

Super Typhoon Mangkhut was the West Pacific’s 31st depression, 22nd storm and 9th typhoon of 2018 and was the globe’s strongest tropical cyclone of the year packing sustained winds of 180 mph at it’s peak. The highest storm warning (signal 4) was raised for the northern provinces of Luzon in anticipation of the Cat 5 […]

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AMBER wind warning issued as 1st UK storm (Ali) crosses Northern Ireland, Scotland tomorrow!

Written by on September 18, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
AMBER wind warning issued as 1st UK storm (Ali) crosses Northern Ireland, Scotland tomorrow!

With a busy tropics globally of late, we have seen a lot of warm, humid air lift north thus powering an unusually strong 175 mph Atlantic jet stream. This is throwing one ‘autumnal low’ after the other across the UK. Hot on the heels of Ex Hurricane Helene, the UK, particularly Northern Ireland and southern/central […]

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Ex Hurricane Helene Brings Heavy Rain To W Scotland, Gusty Winds To Eng/Wales But Deeper Low Hits Wednesday!

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Ex Hurricane Helene Brings Heavy Rain To W Scotland, Gusty Winds To Eng/Wales But Deeper Low Hits Wednesday!

It’s been on the charts for several days and now we’re under Helene’s wind and rain this evening. Nothing unusual about this but sure is bringing a wet night here in Oban with local flooding a given. Latest radar shows that I’m under the shield of heaviest rains from Helene. Surface/precip chart for tonight. While […]

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