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It’s Official: Illinois Set a New All-Time Record Low During January’s Polar Vortex Cold Outbreak

Written by on March 8, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
It’s Official: Illinois Set a New All-Time Record Low During January’s Polar Vortex Cold Outbreak

Below article from wunderground.com Jonathan Erdman Published: March 7, 2019 One of the coldest temperatures measured during the late January ‘polar vortex’ cold outbreak has been accepted as a new all-time record for the state of Illinois. A committee of meteorologists and climatologists concluded Wednesday that the low of minus 38 degrees recorded in Mt. […]

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Parade of ‘cold lows’ target UK and could bring significant snow for some, perhaps many!

Written by on March 6, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Parade of ‘cold lows’ target UK and could bring significant snow for some, perhaps many!

After the record warm, settled weather to close February, it’s back to business as usual for early March. A re-energised Atlantic jet stream is blowing off a bitterly cold North America and so a parade of cold lows will bombard the UK over the coming days. Massive cold pool pushing out over a warm Atlantic […]

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Recap of Record Breaking February & US March 2019 Outlook

Written by on March 4, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Recap of Record Breaking February & US March 2019 Outlook

February 2019 was record breaking month for warmth, cold, snow, rain and event wind. Parts of Western Canada haven’t seen a February as cold since the Great Depression. Here’s the 2-metre temperature anomaly for February across the US. Check out how many locations have just observed their snowiest February on record and how far reaching. […]

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Record Warm February Recap & Europe March 2019 Outlook

Written by on February 27, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Record Warm February Recap & Europe March 2019 Outlook

February 2019 will go down as my biggest monthly bust since first issuance of them back in February 2014 and one of the biggest 2nd half to winter busts since 2009. What was expected to be a very cold and snowy month has likely turned out to be one of the warmest on record for […]

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Unusually cold low brings record cold and snow surprises

Written by on February 23, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Unusually cold low brings record cold and snow surprises

An unusually cold low crossed the Southwest US bringing some shocks and surprises. Snow for Malibu, Pasadena, CA? Snow at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Elev 830 ft https://t.co/dJAP15wxvP — Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 21, 2019 A low of 33 degrees at the Santa Barbara Airport on Tuesday broke the record of 34 degrees, which […]

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Scotland beats 1897 February record with 18.3C today nearly year after ‘Beast from the east’

Written by on February 21, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Scotland beats 1897 February record with 18.3C today nearly year after ‘Beast from the east’

The year was 1897 and 17.9C was the number. With the aid of a strengthening February sun and strong Europe high vs deep Atlantic low and warm, dry southwest winds blowing straight from the Canaries, Scotland made history today. The setup was perfect. While atmospheric conditions were just right, the icing on the cake was […]

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A Hawaii of Extremes: ONE Storm, ‘3 Potential State Records’ Incl Snow, Cold & Wind

Written by on February 21, 2019 in Rest of World, United States of America with 0 Comments
A Hawaii of Extremes: ONE Storm, ‘3 Potential State Records’ Incl Snow, Cold & Wind

An unusually deep and cold low passed to the north of the Hawaiian Island chain last weekend bringing some highly unusual weather. Strong winds, and even snow and high level mountain snow isn’t uncommon during winter here but the level of cold, low level snow and intensity of wind may have been record breaking. Here’s […]

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Africa-origin sun, warmth & foehn effect provides UK’s warmest Valentine’s Day in 21 years

Written by on February 17, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Africa-origin sun, warmth & foehn effect provides UK’s warmest Valentine’s Day in 21 years

Yep, it’s pretty much the opposite of what I had for this month. Widespread sunshine and southwest winds have propelled the temperature 6-12C above normal over the UK. The below visible satellite looks like a capture from back last summer with clear skies and turquoise blue waters. Sunny skies actually remained unbroken from Africa to […]

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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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