Spring 2017

NASA Looks at Extreme Florida Rainfall by Satellite

Written by on June 10, 2017 in Spring 2017, Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
NASA Looks at Extreme Florida Rainfall by Satellite

Extremely heavy rain has recently fallen over Florida and the Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite looked at that some of that rainfall on June 7. Rainfall records were broken on that date as the GPM satellite passed overhead from space. On June 7, GPM found rain falling at a rate of over […]

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W EUROPE: Unsettled weekend but high pressure pattern expected to hit & hold for rest of June

W EUROPE: Unsettled weekend but high pressure pattern expected to hit & hold for rest of June

After another thoroughly wet, windy and downright cool day (esp Scotland), today is fairing much better but there’s still plenty of showers following a northward area of rain lifting through Scotland this afternoon. Check out the temperature difference to start yesterday verses this morning. Big difference was the cloud, breeze and rain spreading north this […]

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Ha Dong’s 42.5C gets within 0.2C of the Vietnam heat record, Hottest in Hanoi since 1971

Written by on June 8, 2017 in Asia, Spring 2017, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Ha Dong’s 42.5C gets within 0.2C of the Vietnam heat record, Hottest in Hanoi since 1971

Last weekend hosted a heat wave over southeast Asia which put particular strain on Vietnam lately. Soaring heat quickly overcrowded hospitals and people were dying in the day by day 38+C heat. Northern parts of Vietnam suffered the most extreme temperatures and an approach on the all-time Vietnam record of 42.7C reached at Con Cuông in May 2015. The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, […]

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Northeast contends with record cold, strong Nor’easter followed by record heat within 7 days

Northeast contends with record cold, strong Nor’easter followed by record heat within 7 days

Yesterday was record cold by early June standards across the Northeast. Beneath laden skies, the thermometer failed to get out of the 50s as far south as New Jersey and 40s in parts of New England. Amazingly by the time we reach the end of the weekend, many sites will have recorded 90s with records […]

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After just 6mm in 6 weeks, Edinburgh gets 83mm (over a month’s-worth) within 36 hours

After just 6mm in 6 weeks, Edinburgh gets 83mm (over a month’s-worth) within 36 hours

Yesterday was a downright dismal June day throughout the UK and likely wettest in several months! Wind driven rain fell pretty much all day yesterday suppressing temperatures 2-4C below normal with some places in Scotland having a hard time getting above 10C. Winds were strong enough to blow down trees in Somerset. The chilly air mass, helped […]

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Pacific Northwest enjoys sunny 80s, 90s, Northeast suffers gloomy 50s, 60s, late week Nor’easter?

Pacific Northwest enjoys sunny 80s, 90s, Northeast suffers gloomy 50s, 60s, late week Nor’easter?

While the Southwest sweats in 105-110F and 80s and 90s extending all the way up to the interior Pacific Northwest with records likely to fall, it’s very different on the other side of the continent with an unusually cool trough with plenty of thick cloud trapped beneath covering the Northeast. Check out the contrast between Northwest and Northeast both at 2 […]

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It’s more like an October rather than June day across the UK, drought concerns wash away!

It’s more like an October rather than June day across the UK, drought concerns wash away!

Low pressure is well and truly back. The slow movement of the system is making for a thoroughly miserable Tuesday across much of the UK. Low eastward progression is allowing rain totals to mount up which is causing flooding issues. This follows a day in which the same low dumped 100mm or 4 inches of rain […]

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Could Florida’s ‘Extreme drought’ area get wiped out within 10 days?

Could Florida’s ‘Extreme drought’ area get wiped out within 10 days?

Drought conditions remain across Florida with extreme drought remaining between Orlando and Lake Okeechobee. Given the past weekend’s deep tropical moisture surge and anticipated rains through the next week or so, a significant dent to the Sunshine State’s drought is likely. The combination of southward dipping jet stream and semi organised system in western Gulf […]

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UK: June opens lively with frequent spells of wind & rain following very dry spring

UK: June opens lively with frequent spells of wind & rain following very dry spring

You would think a switch has been flicked within our atmosphere above. Rather than persistent high pressure dominating, we’re firmly back in an unsettled, disturbed Atlantic pattern with frequent lows sweeping across our shores bringing spells of wind and rain. GFS ensemble upcoming 5-day mean 500mb height anomaly. A rather soggy 5 days ahead as […]

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Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant, 47″ in 2 days!

Written by on June 3, 2017 in Asia, Rest of World, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments
Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant, 47″ in 2 days!

Article from The Watchers Posted by TW on June 02, 2017 Brutal amounts of rainfall hit northern Taiwan today, June 2, 2017, killing at least 1 person, leaving 2 missing and injuring more than 20. Heavy rain toppled electricity pylon near New Taipei’s Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in the automatic shutdown of the plant. The […]

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