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October’s wacky extremes: Texas sees snow before Alaska, Record cold Northern Plains, Record warm East

Written by on October 19, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
October’s wacky extremes: Texas sees snow before Alaska, Record cold Northern Plains, Record warm East

Winter is creeping ever closer and nature has been really weird this October in it’s distribution of cold and arrival of it’s first snows. While many parts of Alaska patiently await their first snow, parts of Texas have already seen the white stuff. Alaska sweats while Texas shivers! After the warmest September on record for […]

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Remnant moisture from Sergio meets southbound arctic air to bring snow from Montana to Texas!

Written by on October 14, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Remnant moisture from Sergio meets southbound arctic air to bring snow from Montana to Texas!

Early season arctic air continues to push south after shivering a large swathe of Canada during September. The next couple of days shall see quite the punch of early season cold and wipe out of the Texas heat. Indeed cold slamming into warm means the usual potpuri of weather with flooding rain, severe weather, big […]

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Atlanta sees most 70F+ and consecutive 60F+ nights, first October 90F+ days since 1954

Written by on October 14, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Atlanta sees most 70F+ and consecutive 60F+ nights, first October 90F+ days since 1954

Like all the other southern US cities, Atlanta is well used to heat and humidity during the summer months but this year has been exceptional. After a wet spring, nights have held unusually warm with a record streak of consecutive nights at or above 60F which started early (May) and continued late (September) and in […]

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Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155-mph winds!

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155-mph winds!

At 12.30pm CT, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, FL as a top end Cat 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 155 mph. Just 1 mph higher would have been this the first Category 5 landfall since Andrew in 1992. Michael was the Panhandle’s strongest ever landfall and 3rd strongest for the US in […]

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Michael becomes Dangerous Category 3 hurricane less than 24 hours prior to Florida landfall

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Michael becomes Dangerous Category 3 hurricane less than 24 hours prior to Florida landfall

Despite encountering shear, some dry air and even the crossing of a cool ocean eddy, Michael has continued to strengthen. Just yesterday morning Michael was a tropical storm but as of this writing, he has become a 120 mph Category 3, poised to be one of, if not thee strongest hurricane to ever make landfall […]

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Michael quickly becomes storm, now hurricane and likely to target Florida’s Big Bend as a major

Written by on October 8, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Michael quickly becomes storm, now hurricane and likely to target Florida’s Big Bend as a major

Back on Friday I posted on the CAG (Central American Gyre) and the potential for development. Yesterday we had Tropical Storm Michael, today’s it’s hurricane Michael and appears to be on it’s way to becoming a major tomorrow over the open Gulf of Mexico. This system has organised and intensified quickly to the east of […]

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Big temperature fight on the way as arctic air drives south, tropical air lifts north!

Written by on October 1, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Big temperature fight on the way as arctic air drives south, tropical air lifts north!

It shall be an interesting opening 10 days to October across NA thanks to a strong positive extending from the Gulf of Alaska into the Arctic with downstream trough driving early season arctic air into the US Rockies and Plains while ridging pumps late season heat and humidity into the East. This atmospheric battle will […]

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A September of contrasts, Summer remains for East US/Canada but Winter hits early for Western Canada

Written by on September 25, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
A September of contrasts, Summer remains for East US/Canada but Winter hits early for Western Canada

It’s been a tail of two halves across North America this September so far with summer warmth holding firm over the Eastern US and this warmth has extended up into Eastern Canada too over Western and Central Canada we’ve skipped to late October or November.┬áIn fact this could be one of the coldest September’s on […]

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US October 2018 Outlook

Written by on September 23, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US October 2018 Outlook

September has been a warm month for the Eastern US but it looks like it’s turning cooler for October and the month is likely to begin very cold compared to normal in the Plains. In fact snow and record cold is possible as bitter cold air parked over Alberta and Saskatchewan drops south down the […]

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Upper Midwest: Cold, Snow To Greet October?

Written by on September 21, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Upper Midwest: Cold, Snow To Greet October?

It’s turned November-like over the western Prairies of Canada and this looks to be a hint of what’s to come further south as we depart Sept and say hello to Oct. Note the ridge building into AK. Here’s the GFS ensemble 6-10 2m temp anomaly for 6-10. CFSv2 2m anomaly for week 2 is more […]

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