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WU: Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at Landfall

Written by on April 20, 2019 in Tropical with 0 Comments
WU: Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at Landfall

Bob Henson  ·  April 19, 2019, 1:28 PM EDT In its full report on devastating Hurricane Michael, published Friday, the NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center found that Michael was a Category 5 storm with top sustained winds of 140 knots (160 mph) when it smashed ashore near Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle on […]

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Japan observes record snow and heat on same day

Written by on April 17, 2019 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Japan observes record snow and heat on same day

When you think of extremes you think of the US. However Japan saw a wild, and wacky pattern of opposites on the very same day (April 10th). By that I mean Shitaabaru roasted to a new April record of 31.3C while Tokyo was a very chilly 5C at 1pm. In between, Karuizawa in the Alps […]

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Phuket, Thailand hits 38C setting new all-time record

Written by on April 16, 2019 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Phuket, Thailand hits 38C setting new all-time record

Thailand is typically hot and humid and it’s currently the hottest, driest time of year but recent days has been exceptionally hot in the south. So much so that a new all-time record was set in Phuket of 38.0C on April 10. This marginally exceeds the previous record of 37.9C sets back on May 5, […]

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ABC: Heavy rains cause floods, kill at least 10 in Rio de Janeiro

Written by on April 13, 2019 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
ABC: Heavy rains cause floods, kill at least 10 in Rio de Janeiro

Article from ABC News By DIANE JEANTET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Apr 9, 2019 10:40 PM Heavy rains killed at least 10 people and left a trail of destruction in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, raising questions about the city’s preparedness to deal with recurring extreme weather. Torrents of water gushed down streets, […]

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March 2019 sees 121C temperature difference and only separated by the Southern Ocean

Written by on April 5, 2019 in Australasia, Rest of World with 0 Comments
March 2019 sees 121C temperature difference and only separated by the Southern Ocean

You often expect the Northern Hemisphere to deliver the biggest temperature extremes between hot and cold given most of earth’s land masses are north of the equator. The general rule of thumb is that the further you are away from a sea or ocean, the greater the swing in temperature between summer and winter with […]

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Despite a warm planet, Antarctica dips to -72.8C, Greenland -58.9C

Written by on March 30, 2019 in Rest of World with 0 Comments
Despite a warm planet, Antarctica dips to -72.8C, Greenland -58.9C

While large swathes of the planet are warmer than normal this March, there are some exceptions. One of those exceptions being Antarctica and Greenland where it’s been colder than normal. Helped by a +AAO (Antarctic Oscillation) in the south and +AO/NAO in the north, the coldest air in both hemisphere’s have been allowed to bottle […]

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First Tropical Storm since 2010 & 9th On Record Forms In South Atlantic

Written by on March 29, 2019 in North and South America, Tropical with 0 Comments
First Tropical Storm since 2010 & 9th On Record Forms In South Atlantic

Subtropical storms form on average once a year in the South Atlantic Ocean but fully tropical systems are much rarer. Tropical Storm Iba formed about 500 miles ENE of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last Sunday. This was the first fully tropical system to form in the southern hemispheric Atlantic since Tropical Storm Anita in March, […]

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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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