Winter 2017/18

US December 2017 Outlook

US December 2017 Outlook

November 2017 will be remembered as a chilly North, warm South with an impressive opening arctic outbreak which broke long standing records from Montana to the Mid Atlantic. It’s also going to be remembered as very snowy in the interior Northwest, perhaps a top 10 cold month over parts of the Northern Plains and will […]

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Europe December 2017 Outlook

Europe December 2017 Outlook

September wound up near normal temperature-wise but wetter than normal, October was warmer but drier than normal and November looks as though it shall wind up cooler than normal. The chill to end November shall almost certainly make November 2017 a below normal month for the UK but it’s no November 2016! When the three […]

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Greenland Air Replaces Azores Air, First Disruptive Snow For Highland Scotland

Greenland Air Replaces Azores Air, First Disruptive Snow For Highland Scotland

It may be mild and rather soggy for the bulk of England, Wales even Northern Ireland but cold air hangs on across Scotland and because of that, snow is falling above 1,500ft. Moisture has been plentiful, lifting up from the sub-tropical Atlantic along a frontal boundary attached to low pressure W of Scotland. Heavy, persistent […]

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Hottest Thanksgiving Day in Southern California even US History?

Hottest Thanksgiving Day in Southern California even US History?

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, the US-Mexico border town of Falcon Lake, Texas recorded a temperature of 97 degrees which became the highest temperature ever recorded on Thanksgiving. An unusually strong upper ridge is building over Southern California. Aided by offshore winds blowing from desert to ocean, temperatures are expected to widely reach the upper 80s, […]

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UK Snow Risk (Including Eng/Wales) Increases Late Week/Weekend Despite The Mild Now

UK Snow Risk (Including Eng/Wales) Increases Late Week/Weekend Despite The Mild Now

With the continuation of a fluid Atlantic pattern, our temperature rollercoaster also continues. After a chilly weekend, we started this week still cool in Scotland and Northern Ireland but downright balmy for SW England and Wales where we saw 17C yesterday. This evening the mild is up over Northern Ireland and southern/central Scotland. Tonight won’t […]

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Summit Camp, Greenland hovers between -50 and -55C for past 72 hours

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Summit Camp, Greenland hovers between -50 and -55C for past 72 hours

A bitter high pressure system has been parked over the vast Greenland icecap lately driving temperatures deep into frigid territory. Not surprisingly, the research station of Summit Camp, elevated some 10,000ft above sea level and positioned in the centre of the icecap, well it’s been cold. Indeed it’s been registering a temperature between -50 and -55C for […]

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Alaska gets first -40F as sun sets in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) for last time, won’t rise for 65 days!

Alaska gets first -40F as sun sets in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) for last time, won’t rise for 65 days!

As you’d expect, it’s getting ever colder in Alaska and the first 40 below has occurred in both Alaska and Yukon. On the US side, the tiny and notoriously cold settlement of Chicken just a few days became the Last Frontier’s first place to hit 40 below. This comes just days after the sun set […]

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2nd hottest November Day for Oklahoma while Caribou, Maine records 1st snow, 6 days off record latest!

2nd hottest November Day for Oklahoma while Caribou, Maine records 1st snow, 6 days off record latest!

It’s been a very mild spring across the Southern states and recent days has witnessed more impressive late year heat. November 17 saw a temperature of 94 degrees in SW Oklahoma, a 6 way tie for 2nd hottest November day in state history. Hotter in southwest Oklahoma (>90F) than our 89F today. About as far […]

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Following Devastating Floods, Medicane ‘Numa’ Poised To Make Greek Landfall With 60+ mph ‘Sustained’ Winds

Written by on November 18, 2017 in Autumn 2017, Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments
Following Devastating Floods, Medicane ‘Numa’ Poised To Make Greek Landfall With 60+ mph ‘Sustained’ Winds

An interesting weekend in what’s been an interesting and devastating week of weather for the central Med and particularly Greece and Balkan region. A full fledged medicane with warm core, clear eye is set to make landfall in southern Greece later Saturday packing sustained winds of around 60 mph with higher gusts. This system is already responsible for […]

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Huge Western US snowpack contrast between record high levels and none!

Huge Western US snowpack contrast between record high levels and none!

It’s a bit of an all or nothing November across not just the Northern tier of the United States when it comes to snow but even in a relatively small area of the West. While parts of the Central Rockies have very little to no snow, many parts of the Northern Rockies are at record mid November levels […]

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