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Wupit becomes N Hem’s strongest February Tropical Cyclone, Earth record’s southernmost 90F

Written by on March 17, 2019 in North and South America, Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
Wupit becomes N Hem’s strongest February Tropical Cyclone, Earth record’s southernmost 90F

February saw countless extreme weather events. From record wind, snow and cold in Hawaii, record heat in Europe to record cold in the US and Canada as well as record snow and rainfall. We also observed the Northern Hemisphere’s strongest tropical cyclone for February. Super Typhoon Wutip underwent rapid intensification over marginally favorable or average […]

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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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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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Northern Queensland communities receive a YEAR’S WORTH of rain in 7 DAYS!

Written by on February 6, 2019 in Australasia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Northern Queensland communities receive a YEAR’S WORTH of rain in 7 DAYS!

It’s been a tough summer across Australia but the extremes have turned from intense heat to intense rainfall. An unprecedented rainfall event has caused extreme flooding to coastal communities some 840 miles north of Brisbane. Townsville and others along Queensland’s north coast have endured their greatest 10-day rainfall on record. It’s all down to the […]

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2018 marked Greenland’s coldest summer since 1997

Written by on November 5, 2018 in Rest of World with 0 Comments
2018 marked Greenland’s coldest summer since 1997

It would seem summers have been on a cooling trend over Greenland in recent summers. In 2017, a new July record low of -33C was set at Summit. Thanks to a strong +NAO last summer, 2018 has been the coolest summer for Greenland in 20 years. Frequent snowfall increased the ‘surface mass budget’ or SMB […]

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East Pacific get back to back hyper active hurricane seasons thanks to boiling SST’s, El Nino and MJO

Written by on October 21, 2018 in Tropical with 0 Comments
East Pacific get back to back hyper active hurricane seasons thanks to boiling SST’s, El Nino and MJO

With the development of Vicente and Willa, the eastern Pacific hurricane season of 2018 has entered the record books as busiest ever following a very busy season last year. Like we’ve seen all too often this year, newly formed Willa has rapidly intensified off Mexico, gaining 60 mph and gaining ‘major’ status within 24 hours. […]

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Weird and wonderful Leslie remained a hurricane within 100 miles of Portugal, Strongest hit since 1880s

Written by on October 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, Tropical with 0 Comments
Weird and wonderful Leslie remained a hurricane within 100 miles of Portugal, Strongest hit since 1880s

It was one of those oddities of the 2018 season, you get them now and again where they go one way, the other way, up and down and just keep on going. The eventual demise of Leslie was colder waters off Portugal but like Vince in 2005 and Ophelia in 2017, Leslie defied the laws […]

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Storm Callum Recap: Record low pressure, Worst flooding in Wales for 30 years, Warmest Oct Night & for so late!

Written by on October 13, 2018 in Rest of Europe, Tropical with 0 Comments
Storm Callum Recap: Record low pressure, Worst flooding in Wales for 30 years, Warmest Oct Night & for so late!

According to the Met Office, the central pressure within Storm Callum dropped from 986 to 938mb within 24 hours. That astonishing 48mb drop 24 hours made Callum an ‘atomic bomb’ cyclone, doubling the 24mb within 24 hours drop to constitute a ‘weather bomb’. It also broke the 1979 record of 939mb for early October UK […]

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Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155-mph winds!

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155-mph winds!

At 12.30pm CT, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, FL as a top end Cat 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 155 mph. Just 1 mph higher would have been this the first Category 5 landfall since Andrew in 1992. Michael was the Panhandle’s strongest ever landfall and 3rd strongest for the US in […]

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Michael becomes Dangerous Category 3 hurricane less than 24 hours prior to Florida landfall

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Michael becomes Dangerous Category 3 hurricane less than 24 hours prior to Florida landfall

Despite encountering shear, some dry air and even the crossing of a cool ocean eddy, Michael has continued to strengthen. Just yesterday morning Michael was a tropical storm but as of this writing, he has become a 120 mph Category 3, poised to be one of, if not thee strongest hurricane to ever make landfall […]

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