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Huge Waves, Storm Surge Cause Damage on Pico Island In The Azores

Written by on March 1, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Huge Waves, Storm Surge Cause Damage on Pico Island In The Azores

The typically tranquil Azores Islands has seen stormy weather of late. Battered by gales and rough seas, strong onshore winds have driven a storm surge into Madalena on Pico Island which has caused significant damage to businesses along the water front.

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Middle East Cold Wave Brings Rare Snow To UAE & Qatar’s Coldest Night

Written by on February 12, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Middle East Cold Wave Brings Rare Snow To UAE & Qatar’s Coldest Night

The Middle East’s mountainous north typically endures one or two cold waves accompanied by heavy snow and subfreezing nights each winter. High elevations of Iran, Northern Iraq and even Syria see snow each winter. However, winter 2016-17 has seen Siberian origin cold dig further south than normal. You associate Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman with blistering summer heat, […]

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Australia Heatwave 2017: February & All-Time Records Fall From Queensland To NSW

Written by on February 11, 2017 in Australasia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Australia Heatwave 2017: February & All-Time Records Fall From Queensland To NSW

It’s been a tail of two halves during January with cool and wet conditions for northern parts of Western Australia while it’s been record hot for Sydney. February has opened where January left off with the opening 11 days witnessing monthly or even all-time records from Queensland to South Australia thanks to a persistent clear skies beneath a powerful […]

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CAPITAL WEATHER GANG: Massive hurricane-force Atlantic storm to push abnormally mild air toward North Pole

CAPITAL WEATHER GANG: Massive hurricane-force Atlantic storm to push abnormally mild air toward North Pole

By Jason Samenow Capital Weather Gang February 6 at 11:51 AM A gigantic, powerhouse winter storm is charging through the North Atlantic and promises to flood the high Arctic with abnormally mild air. Arctic temperatures have blown past previous record highs in recent months, and this surge of (relative) warmth is just the latest in […]

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Major Snowfall Hits The Mountains Of Greece, Turkey and Iran

Written by on December 30, 2016 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Major Snowfall Hits The Mountains Of Greece, Turkey and Iran

Since Christmas we’ve seen 2 powerful cyclones near the Black Sea which have drawn and connected rich, moist air up from warmer southern climes with arctic air resulting in major snowfall. High elevation communities stretching from northern Greece through Turkey into Iran have been hit hard. The Greek capital, Athens woke to a Christmas card-like scene yesterday morning. Northern sections of Tehran province […]

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NASA: Rare Snow in the African Desert

Written by on December 24, 2016 in Africa, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
NASA: Rare Snow in the African Desert

In 1984, the charitable supergroup Band Aid sang: “There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time.” In fact, it does snow in Africa at high elevations. Kilimanjaro has long been crowned by a cap of snow and ice, though it has been shrinking. Skiiers travel for natural and manufactured snow in the Atlas Mountains […]

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Siberia Hits Teeth-Shattering -58C This Morning, Drives Cold & Snow Into Syria and Iraq

Written by on December 21, 2016 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Siberia Hits Teeth-Shattering -58C This Morning, Drives Cold & Snow Into Syria and Iraq

Extreme cold has been gradually drifting westward across Siberia in recent weeks with the thermometer dipping well into the -50s east, northeast of the Ural Mountains. Unfortunately the Middle East has been subject to a draft sweeping down from the north and this has only exasperated the vast human suffering already in place here. Northern sections of Syria and Iraq has seen heavy […]

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TWC: 2016 Hurricane Season Recap: 10 Things We Will Remember

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Tropical, United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
TWC: 2016 Hurricane Season Recap: 10 Things We Will Remember

By Jonathan Belles, Chris Dolce, and Jonathan Erdman Published Dec 1 2016 06:56 AM EST weather.com The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season featured a combination of destructive hurricanes and climatological oddities in a season that stretched from January through late November. (MORE: Hurricane Central) Tracks of all 2016 Atlantic Basin tropical cyclones (Data: National Hurricane Center) […]

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**NEW** EXTREME WEATHER RETWEETS: Kazakhstan, Russia, Middle East, Alps, Spain, UK

Written by on November 26, 2016 in Asia, Rest of Europe, Rest of World, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
**NEW** EXTREME WEATHER RETWEETS: Kazakhstan, Russia, Middle East, Alps, Spain, UK

When looking back through my tweets and retweets, I’ve come to realise how much extreme and exciting weather is happening now or yesterday but never reach markvoganweather.com. So, every Saturday I intend to share my favourite tweets/retweets from the past week. You can follow me on twitter @MarkVogan #eustorm ‏@EUStormMap 24h EUSM’s @Kirilldatsyuk reports Big […]

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TWC: Snow Falls in Tokyo for the First Time in November Since 1962

Written by on November 26, 2016 in Asia, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
TWC: Snow Falls in Tokyo for the First Time in November Since 1962

By Jonathan Belles Published Nov 23 2016 09:37 PM EST weather.com Story Highlights Tokyo, Japan, received its first snowfall on Thursday. A November snow in Tokyo is extremely rare, happening most recently 54 years ago. Snow flurries precipitated from colder-than-average skies on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. This is the first November snow that the city […]

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