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HISTORIC HEATWAVE: The Mojave Has Come To The Coastal Pacific Northwest As Seattle, Portland Eye 110s!

Written by on June 27, 2021 in United States of America with 0 Comments
HISTORIC HEATWAVE: The Mojave Has Come To The Coastal Pacific Northwest As Seattle, Portland Eye 110s!

Last week it was the Southwest, this week the Northwest! A ‘super ridge’ centred over southern British Columbia has commenced a spell of ‘hottest weather in living memory’ for the Pacific Northwest and southern British Columbia. While strength is one thing, it’s the position of the high combined with severe drought that is allowing temperatures […]

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WESTERN HEAT: Death Valley Hits 128-Degrees, Palm Springs, Salt Lake Tie All-Time Record

Written by on June 22, 2021 in United States of America with 0 Comments
WESTERN HEAT: Death Valley Hits 128-Degrees, Palm Springs, Salt Lake Tie All-Time Record

Severe drought and an exceptionally strong high over the Four corners has led to all-time record challenging heat from South California and Arizona up to Montana. The magic 600dam level was achieved at 500mb maximizing the atmosphere’s heating ability. Looks like the recent sounding out of Flagstaff, AZ clocked in a 500 mb height of […]

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While Deluge Continues For Texas, Louisiana, The Drought Stricken West, N Plains Sweat Early 100s

While Deluge Continues For Texas, Louisiana, The Drought Stricken West, N Plains Sweat Early 100s

Rich tropical moisture continues to sweep north into Texas and Louisiana only worsening the widespread flood situation. Many TX/LA cities are well above their normal rainfall for the whole of June and we’re only 5 days into the month. Surrounding the fire hose continuing to plague the S Plains, an unusually strong, drought enhanced hot […]

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Alaska Lives Through Historic April Cold

Written by on April 12, 2021 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Alaska Lives Through Historic April Cold

The cold of early April 2021 will go down as historic with several Alaskan cities breaking long standing April cold records. Will it remains intact, the Alaska April record low of -50F has been challenged during this cold spell with wind chills of -74F being reported at Howard Pass. According to Brian Brettschneider, the lowest […]

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NYC: 1st March 80sF in 23 Years Followed by Coldest April Day in 18 Years!

Written by on April 4, 2021 in United States of America with 0 Comments
NYC: 1st March 80sF in 23 Years Followed by Coldest April Day in 18 Years!

From sudden summer back to winter for the US East Coast. It’s another bumpy transition from winter to summer as is often the case. As the end of March approached, so a sudden burst of Mexican heat swept up the East Coast bringing record breaking 90s to the Southeast and 80s to Northeast. The high […]

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Snowstorm Dumps 52.5 Inches On Wyoming, Cheyenne Get’s Biggest 24-Hour Snow, Denver’s 4th Biggest!

Written by on March 18, 2021 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Snowstorm Dumps 52.5 Inches On Wyoming, Cheyenne Get’s Biggest 24-Hour Snow, Denver’s 4th Biggest!

The past weekend snowstorm certainly lived up to the billing of an historic event A total of 52.5 inches of snow fell on Windy Peak, Wyoming while 48.5″ fell over Buckhorn Mountain, Colorado. As with many powerful spring storm systems, severe weather is breaking out on the S Plains and this will spread eastwards through […]

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Just Another Denver Snowstorm Or Something Special?

Written by on March 13, 2021 in Rest of World, United States of America with 0 Comments
Just Another Denver Snowstorm Or Something Special?

Denver is positioned in an area where some of the world’s most extreme weather can occur. It’s all too familiar with snowstorms and big ones. Could this weekend’s storm bring something special? If you’ve read my US articles over the years then you’ll know the drill with these setups, all the atmospheric ingredients are coming […]

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La Nina, MJO May Have Delayed But Not Denied Sudden Strat Warming & Cold Response Across Northern Hemisphere

La Nina, MJO May Have Delayed But Not Denied Sudden Strat Warming & Cold Response Across Northern Hemisphere

Winter 2020-21 will likely go down as a cold winter overall for the Northern UK, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Mongolia and northern China. Warm across Southern Europe and perhaps Canada and even the USA despite the incoming cold now. For the UK, despite a warmer than normal December, January was coldest since 2010 (but by […]

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Old Man Winter Strikes Back With Record Snowfall For Northeast US and Japan, Could Europe Be Next?

Written by on December 22, 2020 in Asia, Rest of World, United States of America with 0 Comments
Old Man Winter Strikes Back With Record Snowfall For Northeast US and Japan, Could Europe Be Next?

With the help of a -AO releasing polar air south and connecting with an active/stormy mid latitude pattern, we have seen two areas of record breaking snowfall. The snow starved Northeast US has barely seen any snow in the last 2 winters but the storm last week changed that. Snow has finally ended. Updated snowfall […]

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Boston Get’s Snowiest October Day On Record

Written by on November 2, 2020 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Boston Get’s Snowiest October Day On Record

Thanks to the coming together of a cold Plains storm and remnants of Hurricane Zeta, Boston buried their Halloween 2005 record for October snow of 1.1 inches with a whopping 4.3 inches of snow on October 30. The record October snowfall also set up another impressive record for Boston. Thanks to a 0.7 inch snowfall […]

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