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-49C At Summit Station Is Just 0.8C Shy of Greenland & Hemispheric Low For May

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-49C At Summit Station Is Just 0.8C Shy of Greenland & Hemispheric Low For May

As you can clearly see from the below temperature anomaly chart, much of the Northern Hemisphere has well and truly pulled out of winter but the interior of Greenland’s vast icecap has not. Sure, away from the coastline, it’s typically chilly during May and cold deeper inland but the chill of late has been something […]

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First Ever Tropical Cyclone Forms Off Chile in 16-20C (60-68F) Water?

First Ever Tropical Cyclone Forms Off Chile in 16-20C (60-68F) Water?

The Pacific off South America’s west coast is typically too cool for support tropical cyclones and so the feature which has popped up in the last 36 hours off Chile could be a first. The below chart showing global tropical cyclone tracks say it all. There is no record of anything in this region of […]

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Edmonton, Alberta breaks record for consecutive days at or below zero

Edmonton, Alberta breaks record for consecutive days at or below zero

By Jesse Beyer Chief Meteorologist Global News April 12, 2018 This year, Edmonton has seen the spring of many seasons. We have had a massive fluctuation in temperatures every week in 2018, with temperatures fluctuating between +8 C and -10 C for daytime highs at Edmonton’s Blatchford weather station. The real story may be the […]

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Canadian Prairies Shivers Coldest Start To April In Over 20 Years

Canadian Prairies Shivers Coldest Start To April In Over 20 Years

It’s been a brutally cold, mid-winter-like open to April for south-central Canada. Daily and even monthly all-time record cold highs and lows have been set. Snowcover may be fading over parts of southern MB, but snowpack remains extensive across the Prairies & nrn US (right image). Sat image comparison with Apr 5 2017 (left) Much […]

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WORLD WEATHER: Kazakhstan blizzard, Warmest Jan day for New Brunswick, -60C Siberia

WORLD WEATHER: Kazakhstan blizzard, Warmest Jan day for New Brunswick, -60C Siberia

Lot’s of extremes in the world of weather these days. A few days ago a severe windstorm with blizzard conditions hit the Kazakhstan capital of Astana. *World Weather* Intense blizzard conditions in Astana, Kazakhstan on January 11! Video: IC Service / Le courrier de Russie pic.twitter.com/FIqnACCQWk — severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) January 13, 2018 #Teacher goes missing […]

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Parts of Mexico to see measurable snow before Detroit, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston

Parts of Mexico to see measurable snow before Detroit, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston

It’s been kind of a strange fall with record cold followed by record warm and snow falling in Georgia before much of Maine. Now it’s the Big bend of Texas and Mexico’s turn to see snow before parts of the Northern US. The cities of Omaha, Neb, Detroit, MI and Pittsburgh, PA have still to […]

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WU: Good Riddance to the Brutal Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2017

WU: Good Riddance to the Brutal Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2017

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  November 30, 2017, 1:17 PM EST The Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to November 30, has finally drawn to a close. The brutal 2017 season was an awful reminder of the huge hurricane vulnerability problem we face, and how unprepared we are for a potential future where […]

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Nate kills dozens across Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, set to restrengthen over Caribbean hot tub!

Nate kills dozens across Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, set to restrengthen over Caribbean hot tub!

Nate is currently a 45 mph tropical storm which is now back over water and in fact the warmest, deepest water of the Caribbean Sea. This system formed within a large scale regional system call a ‘Central American Gyre’. Unfortunately this large envelop of enhanced convection along with Tropical Storm Nate has triggered deadly floods […]

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WU: Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico

WU: Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  September 20, 2017 Above image: Damage on the Lesser Antilles island of Dominica, after Hurricane Maria hit as a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds. Maria killed at least 7 people on Dominica, and 2 on neighboring Guadeloupe. Image from a video by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. After […]

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Hurricane Maria makes 1st Category 4 landfall for Puerto Rico in 85 years!

Hurricane Maria makes 1st Category 4 landfall for Puerto Rico in 85 years!

THIS POST SHALL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT WEDNESDAY AS MARIA CROSSES PUERTO RICO! 11.55am BST BREAKING: Hurricane Maria has made landfall on the southeast shore of Puerto Rico as a 155 mph Cat 4 storm. Slight weakening occurred just prior to PR landfall with the collapse of eye and replacement of outer eyewall. #Maria making landfall […]

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