Seasonal Forecasts

WU: Summary of the Great Southwest U.S. Heat Wave of 2017

Written by on June 28, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Summary of the Great Southwest U.S. Heat Wave of 2017

Below article from Weather Underground Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  June 24, 2017, 1:10 AM The great Southwest U.S. heat wave of 2017 is gradually diminishing, but it has left behind hundreds of smashed heat records, including at least four all-time hottest temperature marks for major stations. According to wunderground weather historian Christopher C. Burt, this […]

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7 days and SE England is 20C cooler, Santon Downham, Suffolk records wettest summer’s day!

7 days and SE England is 20C cooler, Santon Downham, Suffolk records wettest summer’s day!

What a difference a week makes. At this time last Wednesday, we watched as temperatures climbed well into the 30s across southern England and the highest June levels for the UK in 41 years. Thanks to heavy North Sea wind driven rain the Southeast is is running up to 20C cooler today compared to this day last week and firmly below normal for the time […]

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At 123.8°F, Mexicali records Mexico’s hottest June temperature

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
At 123.8°F, Mexicali records Mexico’s hottest June temperature

The blistering heat is not confined to just the US side of the border. On June 21st Mexicali, home to Mexico’s hottest region reached a sizzling 124 degrees (51C), exceeding not just city but national record high for the month of June according to weather underground. The June 21 reading fell just 1 degree shy of city and Mexico all-time record of 125.6C […]

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Palm Springs, CA ties June record 3 times in a week! Death Valley tops 120° 9 straight days

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Palm Springs, CA ties June record 3 times in a week! Death Valley tops 120° 9 straight days

All signs point to the end of an historic June 2017 Southwest heatwave but records continue to fall. Death Valley, CA yet again hit a record Sunday with 125 degrees following a record 127 the previous day. Death Valley has exceeded 120 degrees on 9 straight days and exceeded 125 degrees on 3 straight days. Record for number of consecutive days exceeding 125 […]

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Classic British Summer: Hot and sunny last week, Cool and wet this week!

Classic British Summer: Hot and sunny last week, Cool and wet this week!

Last week opened with the UK’s warmest June day in 41 years, this week it’s opening fine, largely dry and even sunny but considerably fresher with change on the way later today. It’s a good 10-12C fresher from today to last Monday! An incoming Atlantic low will be the main player in this week’s weather, becoming trapped between high’s. Today fair’s ok with […]

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Week-long Western Heatwave eases while record cold shivers Midwest…

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Week-long Western Heatwave eases while record cold shivers Midwest…

The heat has been relentless in the West this week and it’s extended north into the Pacific Northwest. Death Valley once again hit a record high Friday at 126 blistering degrees. On Saturday Death Valley topped 127 for a second time this month. Phoenix tied it’s warmest June minimum this morning with a low of just […]

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MET OFFICE: Measuring the hot spell of June 2017

MET OFFICE: Measuring the hot spell of June 2017

The last week has seen high temperatures across large parts of England and Wales in what has been the longest continuous hot spell in June since the hot, dry summer of 1976. Temperatures of 30°C or more were recorded somewhere across England and Wales for the last five days, peaking on Wednesday 21 June at […]

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Week started with record heat, ends with gales across Scotland, 91 mph gust over Cairngorm

Week started with record heat, ends with gales across Scotland, 91 mph gust over Cairngorm

The week opened hot with record temperatures across the southern UK but the week ends autumn-like with an unseasonably deep low bringing gales across northern Scotland. Yesterday was windy, check out of the visible satellite showing the wave clouds created by wind and hills/mountain interaction. Despite the much fresher, blustery conditions, it still a fine day in the […]

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US July 2017 Outlook

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
US July 2017 Outlook

June has proved cool in the Pacific Northwest while wet and therefore cool across the South from Texas to Florida. Warm from California to Great Lakes, near average in Northeast, slightly above in Middle Atlantic. Frequent plumes of Caribbean moisture has really taken southern Florida out of a serious drought and Tropical Storm Cindy has brought significant rainfall […]

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Europe July 2017 Outlook

Europe July 2017 Outlook

June is turning out to be a bookend month with cool, wet and windy start resembling early autumn rather than early summer, warm to hot middle and now as we close the month, we’re back in the more autumnal pattern. The most notable pattern shift from May into June was the turn to much wetter conditions […]

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