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WU: Heat Records Falling Around the World in 2018

Written by on July 14, 2018 in Africa, Asia, Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
WU: Heat Records Falling Around the World in 2018

Christopher C. Burt  ·  July 13, 2018, 12:40 PM EDT The first five months of 2018 were the fourth warmest in global records going back to 1880, according to NOAA. Along the way, a number of extreme heat events have occurred already this year. In recent weeks across the Northern Hemisphere, these records have included […]

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WU: Dangerous U.S. Pollution Event From Heat Wave, African Dust, and Fires

Written by on July 5, 2018 in Africa, United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Dangerous U.S. Pollution Event From Heat Wave, African Dust, and Fires

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  July 2, 2018, 1:26 PM EDT An unusually concentrated plume of African dust invaded the U.S. over the weekend, bringing dangerously high levels of fine particulate pollution (PM2.5, particles less than 2.5 microns or 0.0001 inch in diameter). The dust from the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) arrived in Texas on Thursday, […]

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UK Heatwave 2018 continues with little rain through at least the next 7 days!

UK Heatwave 2018 continues with little rain through at least the next 7 days!

If this heatwave was to continue through the rest of July then the summer of 2018 could go down as one of the greats and longest in recorded history. It’s already been historic! It seems high pressure has been parked over the UK for weeks and in a sense it has with cool, wet spells […]

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Gander, Newfoundland sees latest measurable snow along with record cold

Written by on June 28, 2018 in North and South America with 0 Comments
Gander, Newfoundland sees latest measurable snow along with record cold

While most of the attention is on the end of June/beginning of July heat wave for the Eastern US and Canada, many across Newfoundland woke yesterday morning, Tuesday June 26th to a rare covering of ‘late June’ snow. Latest measurable snow on record Unfortunately for Gander residents, this has been a familiar sight this month. […]

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In just 3 days, Wabush, Labrador goes from 28C on May 31 to a new June minimum of -6.9C!

Written by on June 5, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
In just 3 days, Wabush, Labrador goes from 28C on May 31 to a new June minimum of -6.9C!

Following a LONG winter for Newfoundland and Labrador, Wabush in western Labrador went straight to a mid summer-like 27.9C on May 31. It was a dramatic way to see it’s first 20s of the year. A warm last day of May for most of Labrador. #nlwx pic.twitter.com/J60neTdng7 — Rodney Barney (@rcbstormpost) June 1, 2018 HOWEVER, […]

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Thoughts on the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018 (Inc video)

Written by on June 1, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Thoughts on the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018 (Inc video)

This is not a forecast or outlook but more thoughts regarding this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Today is of course the first day of the season and we’ve already seen Alberto. Not a particularly noteworthy system from a tropical point of view but it helped contribute to the wettest May on record for parts of […]

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TWC: Updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Calls for Near-Average Activity

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
TWC: Updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Calls for Near-Average Activity

Below article from weather.com By Chris Dolce May 31 2018 12:51 PM EDT weather.com Story Highlights Colorado State University expects 13 more named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes, a slight reduction from its initial forecast. This is near the 30-year average for the number of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic Basin. […]

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Cyclone Mekunu: 5 YEARS of rain within 3 days, 2 years in 24 hours for Salalah, Oman

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Cyclone Mekunu: 5 YEARS of rain within 3 days, 2 years in 24 hours for Salalah, Oman

The city of Salalah on Oman’s south coast is a deceiving and interesting place. Salalah is Oman’s 2nd largest city after Muscat and sits on southeast edge of the Arabian peninsula with Indian Ocean to it’s south and steep mountains to it’s immediate north and this is why it’s not as hot as it’s northern […]

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Sagar was strongest cyclone to hit Somalia and westernmost in Indian Ocean

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Africa, Tropical with 0 Comments
Sagar was strongest cyclone to hit Somalia and westernmost in Indian Ocean

Recent Severe Cyclone Sagar set a few records last week by becoming the westernmost ever cyclone within the Indian Ocean basin. The cyclone was also the strongest to ever hit Somalia after traversing the entire east-west length of the hot Gulf of Aden. Despite being locked in on three sides by desert, the Gulf of […]

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Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto becomes 5th system in last 7 years to form Prior to June 1

Written by on May 25, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto becomes 5th system in last 7 years to form Prior to June 1

Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western Caribbean off the Yucatan and promises to track north towards the US Gulf Coast hammering Memorial Day weekend for beachgoers. Not the best of afternoon’s in Cancun due to the presence of Alberto just off to the east. Pre June 1 development has happened often over the […]

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