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MON 14 AUG: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Summer 2017, Videos with 0 Comments
MON 14 AUG: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Seattle experiences driest summer on record, sets new record with 52 rainless days!

Written by on August 12, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Seattle experiences driest summer on record, sets new record with 52 rainless days!

Despite being in the midst of an above normal water year, Seattle is witnessing it’s driest summer on record with day after day of hot smoke filled air. The city has comfortably set a new record with 52 days without measurable rain. The lack of rainfall has aided in providing Seattle with it’s hottest opening […]

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W EUROPE: Any sign of change into 2nd half of August from cool, unsettled theme?

Written by on August 12, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
W EUROPE: Any sign of change into 2nd half of August from cool, unsettled theme?

It’s been a noticeably disappointing first half to August over Ireland, British Isles and near continent even extending as far south as France and northern Iberia. In stark contrast to a well below normal opening 10 days for UK, N France, it’s been a well above normal open over Italy and the Balkans. August’s 2m […]

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Alaska’s Brooks Range and North Slope prepare for first significant snow

Written by on August 11, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Alaska’s Brooks Range and North Slope prepare for first significant snow

Snow is not uncommon during the month of August in Alaska’s high elevations and this weekend looks to see the first significant snowfall over primarily the North slope and Brooks range in the north of the state. A low is currently developing along the tail of a southbound cold front and this opens the door […]

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Strong Atlantic jet contains line of lows with sights on the UK through the next 10 days

Written by on August 11, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Strong Atlantic jet contains line of lows with sights on the UK through the next 10 days

As we head into the weekend we catch a break from the wet and windy but I’m afraid it’s once again temporary. Temporary because our rather strong zonal jet stream contains a line of lows queuing up over the Atlantic with the UK in their sights. The current North Atlantic SSTA profile and sharp warm-cool-warm […]

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Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of Houston; Homes Threatened, Roads Inundated

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of Houston; Homes Threatened, Roads Inundated

By Jon Erdman 2 days ago weather.com At a Glance Heavy rain pounded parts of the Houston metro area early Tuesday morning. Homes were threatened in western Harris County, where 4 to 7 inches of rain fell. Widespread flooding affected numerous streets and a few freeways Heavy rain triggered widespread flash flooding in parts of […]

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Franklin makes 2nd Mexico landfall as 85 mph Cat 1 hurricane

Written by on August 10, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Franklin makes 2nd Mexico landfall as 85 mph Cat 1 hurricane

As expected, Franklin became the Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017 over the Bay of Campeche before making a second landfall in the state of Veracruz with maximum winds of 85 mph. #Franklin made landfall in the state of Veracruz in Mexico as a Cat. 1 hurricane – the 1st Veracruz hurricane landfall since Karl (2010). […]

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Month’s worth of rain falls on SE England within 36 hours, On this day in 2003 it hit 38.5C in Kent!

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Month’s worth of rain falls on SE England within 36 hours, On this day in 2003 it hit 38.5C in Kent!

For a second day in a row (wayhey!) it was a largely dry, bright and pleasant picture across Scotland and Northern Ireland beneath the influence of high pressure with Glasgow exceeding 20C. In stark contrast, low pressure over France brought a thoroughly miserable Wednesday to southern and eastern England with an August’s worth of rain falling […]

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THU 10 AUG: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Summer 2017, Videos with 0 Comments
THU 10 AUG: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

New Orleans, LA: 9 inches of rain within 3 hours brings flooding comparable to Katrina

Written by on August 9, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
New Orleans, LA: 9 inches of rain within 3 hours brings flooding comparable to Katrina

9 inches of rain fell within 3 hours Saturday flooding a large portion of New Orleans. For some areas, the flooding was comparable to Katrina and many questions have been raised about the pump system. However, 9 inches in 3 hours is exceptional. Hey national media outlets: y'all might want to report on the flooding […]

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