North and South America

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

Written by on May 12, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
-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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