Spring 2017

What Could A Dry Winter & Spring Mean For The Upcoming UK Summer?

What Could A Dry Winter & Spring Mean For The Upcoming UK Summer?

My summer 2017 forecast shall be released this Monday but you’ll probably be aware as to my thinking for the upcoming June-August period. I vowed I wouldn’t fall for the same thing as I did back in 2012 when drought turned to deluge in a matter of weeks. While February saw the heart of the UK wetter than […]

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US: Plains Storm/Mid-Atlantic Ridge To Bring Extreme End To April, Historic Rain Event?

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Spring 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
US: Plains Storm/Mid-Atlantic Ridge To Bring Extreme End To April, Historic Rain Event?

A major spring storm system covering a large swathe of the Lower 48 will make it’s presence felt pretty much coast to coast this weekend. The Plains storm is one thing but the strong mid Atlantic ridge and clockwise flow is driving air from east of the Lesser Antilles, through the Caribbean, Gulf and eventually reaching connecting with the […]

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BBC: UK drought on the way?

BBC: UK drought on the way?

28th April 2017 Last updated at 12:58 By Darren Bett BBC Weather Have you been watering your garden? How green is your lawn? The growing season started early this year but there’s a shortage of rain – should farmers and growers be getting worried? April continues the trend April has been very dry – just […]

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Major End Of April Storm: Denver Snow, DC, Philly 90s, Major Severe Outbreak In Between…

Written by on April 26, 2017 in Spring 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Major End Of April Storm: Denver Snow, DC, Philly 90s, Major Severe Outbreak In Between…

We have all the ingredients coming together late this week for a truly wild end to April. A storm system will fire on all cylinders with major cold driving south out of Canada into the rear while out ahead, the first real surge of heat (upper 80s/low 90s) lifts up the Eastern coastal plain. Looks like […]

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Following Winter’s Return, UK Warms Up But Remains Largely Dry

Following Winter’s Return, UK Warms Up But Remains Largely Dry

It’s been a rather wintry past few days across the UK with many northern areas seeing snow while many more witnessed the biting north wind and overnight frosts. The setup which has delivered the chill. Check out the upside down temps at noon today. Here are some of the scenes from recent days. Aviemore received […]

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United States May 2017 Outlook

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Spring 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
United States May 2017 Outlook

Without sounding like a broken record, the large scale US pattern remains largely unchanged but expect a gradual shut down of the Pacific as heights naturally begin building over the Great Basin. It’s been a warm April except for the Northwest, sound familiar to the previous 2-3 months? April shall go out on a stormy and pretty wild note […]

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European May 2017 Outlook

European May 2017 Outlook

The month of April has turned out to be somewhat of a tail of two halves with warm start but cold end with this week presenting one strong final blast of winter. However, the long term theme has been dry and this plays a bigger role through May because if May was to turn out […]

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Heavy Snow Buries Parts Of Eastern Europe, Damaging Gales Hit S Spain, UK Snow Next?

Heavy Snow Buries Parts Of Eastern Europe, Damaging Gales Hit S Spain, UK Snow Next?

Cold wave 1 of 2 continues to pile drive deep into Southeast Europe with unusually heavy, even crippling snows affecting the Balkans, Romania, Ukraine. By the time we enter next week, it’s Northwest Europe’s turn with snow in the Northern UK forecast. Here are some images from recent days on the other side of the continent. Częstochowa, Poland […]

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NASA: 2016-17 Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is Deeper Than Previous 4 Seasons Combined!

Written by on April 20, 2017 in Spring 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
NASA: 2016-17 Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is Deeper Than Previous 4 Seasons Combined!

According to NASA, the snowpack this year in the Tuolumne River Basin which is park of Yosemite National Park is deeper than the previous 4 seasons combined. How much water is locked within the snowpack? For some spots it’s over 100 inches. Statewide the average is 47 inches. The Sierra snowpack is near record levels and […]

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October-March Period Was UK’s Driest Since 95-96, April 2017 A Top 10 Driest?

October-March Period Was UK’s Driest Since 95-96, April 2017 A Top 10 Driest?

According to the mid-month stats released by the Met Office, the UK as a whole is sitting at just 26% of the normal April rainfall. Dry yes but what will keep this likely out of the top 3-5 spot is the near average rain up in Northwest Scotland and the rain in the forecast but the outlook remains […]

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