Summer 2017

South America shivers in historic cold wave

Written by on July 22, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
South America shivers in historic cold wave

A piece of frigid Antarctic air pushed north over southern South America this past week bringing rare heavy snowfalls to many places including Santiago. Frost and temperatures below -5C (22F) have been observed in parts of Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay with parts of the Andes crippled by metres deep snow and temperatures down to -25C. […]

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Powerful Derecho cuts 750 mile path from Dakotas to Indiana

Written by on July 21, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Powerful Derecho cuts 750 mile path from Dakotas to Indiana

Article from weather.com By Jon Erdman Jul 20 2017 01:00 PM EDT weather.com A cluster of severe thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday night in the northern Plains and upper Midwest was a low-end derecho, with reports of wind damage and high winds spanning parts of six states. Some 140 reports of strong thunderstorm wind gusts or […]

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A stormy July day & remaining unsettled through the weekend

A stormy July day & remaining unsettled through the weekend

It’s a rough Friday from SW England up through Wales, NW England and SW Scotland thanks to a fairly deep, tightly wound July low spinning almost stationary over Ireland. Trapped by surrounding high pressure, the same ‘western’ areas are likely to get a beating for much of the day while further east and north it’s drier, brighter and […]

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July 1-18: Cooler-than-normal Scot, N Ire, N Eng, warmer-than-normal Wales, Midland, S, E Eng

July 1-18: Cooler-than-normal Scot, N Ire, N Eng, warmer-than-normal Wales, Midland, S, E Eng

I know it’s been a fairly changeable July across the Northern UK with cool, cloudy, wet and windy days but equally there has been some warm or very warm sunny days. So I was surprised to see that July was running below normal across Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland. Not surprised at the warmer South […]

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Busy ‘early start’ to hurricane season could be indicator of what’s ahead!

Written by on July 20, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Busy ‘early start’ to hurricane season could be indicator of what’s ahead!

Fast start’s to a hurricane season doesn’t in itself mean a busy season ahead, however a busy ‘early season’ where there’s been 5 systems as of mid July and more is on the table in the near term, this does raise some eyebrows. Why? The reason is down to record warm waters in the MDR which […]

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UK & FRANCE: Heat, humidity and storms… It’s July afterall

UK & FRANCE: Heat, humidity and storms… It’s July afterall

With a hot, steamy SE flow ahead of a northbound low, the setup was perfect for what was an incredible overnight light show across southern England, Wales and Ireland. Ahead of the storms, it was a near perfect summers day but note the trouble brewing over Cornwall. Yesterday’s maximums The Biscay low tracked north out of France into southern Britain, energising and […]

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WED 19 JUL: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Written by on July 19, 2017 in Summer 2017, Videos with 0 Comments
WED 19 JUL: VOGAN’S EURO OUTLOOK

Classic July ‘Ring of fire’ pattern developing over US, Don forms in Atlantic

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Classic July ‘Ring of fire’ pattern developing over US, Don forms in Atlantic

  As for the tropics, Tropical Storm Don is born and set to cross the Leeward Islands tonight bringing the typical wind and rain. However, unfavourable conditions west of the islands suggests this system won’t be a threat to the US.

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Fire & Water grip Europe in a summer of extremes

Fire & Water grip Europe in a summer of extremes

Fire and water grab headlines across Europe and world as the summer of 2017 continues to bring extremes. What started as a shower Monday night turned into a monsoon-like deluge early Tuesday as thunderstorms dropped a month’s worth of rain on Istanbul within just a couple of hours. The impacts were felt throughout the city as streets turned to rivers. Receiving rainfall […]

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Mid-Summer Report Card: Where Heat Is Setting Records and Where Has It Been Abnormally Wet or Dry

Written by on July 17, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Mid-Summer Report Card: Where Heat Is Setting Records and Where Has It Been Abnormally Wet or Dry

Article from weather.com By Linda Lam Jul 14 2017 02:30 PM EDT weather.com We’re almost half way through meteorological summer, June through August, and depending on where you live you may be ready for cooler temperatures or a break in the rain. Below we take a closer look at how this summer is ranking in terms […]

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