Winter 2016/17

EASTERN US: 3 Snow Systems & A Major Arctic Air Mass

Written by on March 9, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
EASTERN US: 3 Snow Systems & A Major Arctic Air Mass

A lot of attention has been on the big storm taking up half of North America’s atmosphere and rightly so, however an exceptionally cold air mass (by March standards especially) has been building over the Canadian Archipelago in the past week (remember the end of February strat warming event?), temperatures have reached all-time record levels in Mould Bay, NWT. Thanks […]

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Summer Arrives Across Iberia, Turning HOT In Canaries

Summer Arrives Across Iberia, Turning HOT In Canaries

After FC Barcelona experienced their greatest turnaround in history last night, the sun is well and truly shinning today. In fact, southern and eastern Iberia is already climbing into the middle 20s as of late this morning. A dominant Greenland-North Atlantic trough, Azores ridge parked over Iberia means a warm pattern even in March. Visible satellite shows barely a wisp […]

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Monster 966mb Low Takes Up Half Of North America Driving Severe Weather, Blizzards, Record Warmth & Record Cold!

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Monster 966mb Low Takes Up Half Of North America Driving Severe Weather, Blizzards, Record Warmth & Record Cold!

The Eastern North America pattern has been nothing short of weird, wacky and bipolar. From record warmth the last weekend of February to record cold the first weekend in March! and so it continues… The below visible satellite image is like something out of an ultimate disaster movie. In fact, it’s very real, a monster 966mb storm […]

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Azores High vs Atlantic Low… First ‘Calima’ Blowtorch Of 2017 For Canaries

Azores High vs Atlantic Low… First ‘Calima’ Blowtorch Of 2017 For Canaries

While the Atlantic trough remains strong and firmly anchored from Greenland down into the North Atlantic, throwing lows towards Iceland and Scotland, the Azores high is also strengthening and as a direct result it’s warmed to early summer levels in southern Iberia with milder air drifting up as far as the southerly UK. Low pressure close to […]

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Storm Zeus, Supported By ‘Sting Jet’ Generates 120 mph Winds On French Coast

Storm Zeus, Supported By ‘Sting Jet’ Generates 120 mph Winds On French Coast

WHAT A STORM! An active Atlantic with strong jet stream, formed an area of low pressure late Saturday into Sunday which rapidly intensified as it clipped southern Ireland and met the English Channel. While it was an atypical wet and windy morning across the southern UK, on the other side of the channel, winds were downright dangerous. […]

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Snow Totals Top 600″ and Depth 240″ In California’s Tahoe Basin With More To Come!

Written by on March 5, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Snow Totals Top 600″ and Depth 240″ In California’s Tahoe Basin With More To Come!

It’s been an incredible past two months for California with the drought area shrinking in dramatic fashion. I love snow and always love to see big snow years in the High Sierra, particularly between Tahoe and Mammoth where average annual totals range between 200-450″ but have been known to reach between 600-800″. I remember fondly the […]

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Northeast, Mid Atlantic Flips From Early Summer Back To Mid Winter… Winter 16-17 RECAP!

Written by on March 4, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Northeast, Mid Atlantic Flips From Early Summer Back To Mid Winter… Winter 16-17 RECAP!

These charts say it all really… Weekend Arctic blast brings big reality check! From record warm highs back on Wednesday to record cold highs this weekend in Northeast… From this… 80F in DC to this… Record low maximums are in jeopardy Saturday afternoon. Pretty nippy nights coming up! From weather.com Winter 2016-17 was much warmer and wetter than […]

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American Heat & Storms Amplify Pattern Enhancing Wet, Windy UK, Mild Europe Weekend

American Heat & Storms Amplify Pattern Enhancing Wet, Windy UK, Mild Europe Weekend

We’re in for a pretty unsettled weekend with slow northward moving low pressure providing wet and windy conditions. The reason for the slow NORTHWARD movement extends west to the other side of the pond. An unusual surge of early summer heat and consequential severe thunderstorm outbreak over the USA has created somewhat of an atmospheric ripple. As the atmosphere explodes with the merging of […]

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MET OFFICE: Mild February marks the end of a dry Winter

MET OFFICE: Mild February marks the end of a dry Winter

From Met Office Mar 1, 2017 3:46 PM Preliminary statistics show that the 2016/17 winter has been dry and mild compared to the long-term average. Meanwhile, early February statistics show a milder than average month to end the season. February has brought winter to a close with above normal temperatures for all areas of the […]

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Eastern US Heat Get’s Slashed At The Expense Of Severe Weather, MUCH Colder Weekend!

Written by on March 1, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Eastern US Heat Get’s Slashed At The Expense Of Severe Weather, MUCH Colder Weekend!

A classic spring storm system is crossing the Midwest today separating winter from summer. Air mass collision at this time of year always causes quite the stir in the form of strong to severe thunderstorms. Much more seasonal air colliding with May-like warmth don’t mix well and we’re seeing weather you don’t typically see quite this early. Behind […]

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