North and South America

Larry Becomes 1st Hurricane To Make Landfall in Newfoundland for 11 Years!

Written by on September 12, 2021 in North and South America with 0 Comments
Larry Becomes 1st Hurricane To Make Landfall in Newfoundland for 11 Years!

After becoming a large and powerful Category 3 hurricane over the central Atlantic a week ago, Larry slammed ashore on Newfoundland’s SE coast early Saturday morning, September 11th. While weakening over cooler waters of the Northwest Atlantic and in a more hostile atmospheric environment, Larry still held onto full tropical characteristics as he slammed ashore […]

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Canada Set’s New All-Time Heat Record

Written by on June 28, 2021 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Canada Set’s New All-Time Heat Record

Sunday, June 27, 2021 was an historic day in Canadian weather history. It was the day that the community of Lytton in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley recorded 46.6C and surpasses the previous national record of 45.0C set way back in 1937 at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan.

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While Deluge Continues For Texas, Louisiana, The Drought Stricken West, N Plains Sweat Early 100s

While Deluge Continues For Texas, Louisiana, The Drought Stricken West, N Plains Sweat Early 100s

Rich tropical moisture continues to sweep north into Texas and Louisiana only worsening the widespread flood situation. Many TX/LA cities are well above their normal rainfall for the whole of June and we’re only 5 days into the month. Surrounding the fire hose continuing to plague the S Plains, an unusually strong, drought enhanced hot […]

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-AAO Keeps The Cold Waves Coming For southern South America

Written by on July 17, 2020 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
-AAO Keeps The Cold Waves Coming For southern South America

Waves of unseasonably cold air has been pressing north from Antarctica up through South America in recent days. This has resulted in record heavy snowfall and snow in rare places as well as record cold. The Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina regions of Brazil have endured harsh frosts. According to an article by […]

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Warm Winter Leads to Drought/Record Heat Across Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean

Warm Winter Leads to Drought/Record Heat Across Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean

With the MJO lingering in the west/central Pacific warm phases, this forced a strong and sustained polar vortex, which resulted in the 6th warmest winter on record for the US. This enhanced the mid latitude subtropical ridge and forced the lowering of heights across the high latitudes, hence the strong polar vortex which bottled polar […]

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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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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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‘Central American Gyre’ to bring widespread heavy rainfall and possible tropical development

Written by on October 5, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
‘Central American Gyre’ to bring widespread heavy rainfall and possible tropical development

A broad circulation of disorganized thunderstorms is affecting much of Central America from Pacific to Atlantic. This is known as a ‘Central American Gyre’ which has been known to spawn tropical cyclones as well as flash flooding and landslides. Note the low is centred over the SW Caribbean Sea but the envelop of moisture covers […]

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Calgary has record snow day, 3 times the October average while Tampa’s 96F is hottest October day!

Written by on October 3, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Calgary has record snow day, 3 times the October average while Tampa’s 96F is hottest October day!

Following an unusually cold and snowy September, that trend continued and matured into October. The 13 inches of snow which fell on Calgary was not only the city’s biggest October 1-day snowfall but was in fact the 7th snowiest of all-time. Out of the city’s biggest snow days, this event was by far the earliest […]

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