Mark Vogan

-20F At Saranac Lake (Technically ‘Lake Clear’), NY Is Impressive Not Unprecidented For Late March

Written by on March 24, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
-20F At Saranac Lake (Technically ‘Lake Clear’), NY Is Impressive Not Unprecidented For Late March

Saranac Lake (technically Lake Clear), tucked deep within northern New York’s Adirondack Mountains is not only famous for it’s beauty but it’s cold too. With it’s high elevation within a snow covered ‘bowl-like’ valley, cold air drains into this location from the surrounding slopes and so often, when conditions are perfect, Saranac Lake is New York’s coldest spot and during arctic outbreaks, even the nations cold spot. Thursday morning […]

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United States April 2017 Outlook

Written by on March 23, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
United States April 2017 Outlook

After a wet, stormy cool West and warm East during January, February, we’ve seen a flip in March with warmer, more settled West and colder, snowier East. In fact, March is turning out colder than January and February in many Eastern locales. Rather rare. Last weekend witnessed the historic blizzard… An astonishing 58 inches of […]

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European April 2017 Outlook

European April 2017 Outlook

After a rare dry/warm UK winter with only brief spells of arctic cold and a measly seasonal minimum of -10C (UK’s actual coldest was -12.1C but in November) it’s hard to believe we’re about to enter meteorological spring’s 2nd of 3 months. The Dec-Feb period wound up very mild, particularly for Scotland and will go down […]

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WED 22 MAR: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
WED 22 MAR: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Surprise Snow? March Typically More Snowy Than December

Surprise Snow? March Typically More Snowy Than December

AS FORECASTED here, snow fell and accumulated causing a difficult Tuesday AM commute across Central Scotland. Also provided stunning winter scenes like this in Penicuik this morning. No big surprise that the disruptive snow swept through the Central Lowlands given the concentration of shower activity was within the West and through the Central Lowlands, blowing in […]

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Waves Of Arctic Cold Sweep Into Northeast While Record Heat Spreads From Desert To Plains

Written by on March 20, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Waves Of Arctic Cold Sweep Into Northeast While Record Heat Spreads From Desert To Plains

First came the arctic blast, then snowstorm/blizzard followed by post blizzard arctic blast number 2 and we’ve a 3rd wave on the way for mid to late week. An incredible snowstorm for Binghamton, NY   Temps got down to 25F as far south as Gainsville, FL. How cold has the last 7 days? (March 11-18), very cold […]

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MON 20 MAR: VOGAN’S US OUTLOOK

Written by on March 20, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
MON 20 MAR: VOGAN’S US OUTLOOK

Spring May Be Here But Scotland Is Expecting Snow Tonight

Spring May Be Here But Scotland Is Expecting Snow Tonight

Colder air is blowing in on a brisk westerly wind which is touching gale or severe gale-force across North/Northwest Scotland. But reinforcing cold air with origins stemming back to the Davis Straits arrives this evening. This morning’s infrared satellite view shows that the cold air has made it to Scotland but coldest air remains well out over the Atlantic with […]

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SUN 19 MAR: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on March 19, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
SUN 19 MAR: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Heavy, Persistent Rains In Scotland Can Be Traced All The Way Back To Central America

Heavy, Persistent Rains In Scotland Can Be Traced All The Way Back To Central America

As pointed out yesterday. It’s been and continues to be a real soaker of a day here across Scotland. Visible satellite and water vapour proves that this heavy, persistent rain is part of a moisture plume or atmospheric river which can be traced all the way back to Central America… This AM’s radar. GFS surface/precip […]

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