North and South America

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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Hurricane Lane drops 51.53″ of rain on Hawaii making for 3rd wettest US tropical cyclone

Written by on August 27, 2018 in North and South America, Tropical with 0 Comments
Hurricane Lane drops 51.53″ of rain on Hawaii making for 3rd wettest US tropical cyclone

Hurricane Lane, like most Pacific hurricanes, passed close but not over the chain of pearls. He was always going to be a big rain maker but not wind maker. Certainly Lane delivered on the rain, so much so it he has entered the record books. When it rains, it rains, especially when it’s from a […]

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All-time record heat is followed by thick, toxic wildfire smoke over Alberta, Saskatchewan & Montana

All-time record heat is followed by thick, toxic wildfire smoke over Alberta, Saskatchewan & Montana

The heat of summer 2018 continues to melt historic records. Earlier in the summer it was parts of Eastern Canada including Montreal. Now it’s the Prairies turn as well as parts of the US interior Northwest. With over 400 wildfires burning across British Columbia alone and with westerly winds, thick toxic smoke is spreading across […]

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Much of the Gulf of California surface area has warmed to 32C (90F)

Much of the Gulf of California surface area has warmed to 32C (90F)

Like the Middle East’s Persian Gulf, the narrow Gulf of California is surrounded by desert or semi desert terrain which heats the water in between. In a typical summer the Gulf of California warms to between 25-30C (75-86F) with the thin strip of land on the west side known as the Baja of California heating […]

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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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