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Tropical Atlantic is alive and kicking, helped by MJO

Written by on August 18, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Tropical Atlantic is alive and kicking, helped by MJO

The Atlantic is alive and kicking with the help of warmer-than-normal SSTA’s as a favorable MJO phase promoting a large area of rising air. CFSv2 weeklies also indicate that conditions are ripe for an active Africa-Atlantic through at least the first week of September. pic.twitter.com/7HUfxsN7DT — Ben Noll (@BenNollWeather) August 11, 2017 Tropical Storm Harvey […]

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Death Valley experienced the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Written by on August 17, 2017 in Rest of World, Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Death Valley experienced the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Article from Capital Weather Gang By Angela Fritz August 7 This story has been updated to reflect Death Valley’s new world record. The average temperature in Death Valley last month was a stifling, suffocating 107.4 degrees. Since this story was originally published last week, we have determined it was the hottest month on record for the whole planet […]

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Is Summer Over? Midwest Cities Rack Up More than Two Weeks of Below-Average Temperatures

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Is Summer Over? Midwest Cities Rack Up More than Two Weeks of Below-Average Temperatures

Article from wunderground.com Jonathan Belles Published: August 14, 2017 The midsection of the country has been in the midst of a summer break from heat in recent weeks, and if you’re a fan of summer heat, it isn’t looking good for a return to the dog days. At least not yet. If you’re from the central […]

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August severe weather brings flash flood to Arkansas, large hail to Nebraska

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
August severe weather brings flash flood to Arkansas, large hail to Nebraska

The above visible satellite images captures Monday evening’s intense storms over the Plains with their waves and overshooting tops at sunset. The clash between unusual cool encompassing a large portion of the country vs typical August heat and humidity coming up from the south is harnessing persistent stormy weather over the central and southern US. […]

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US: It’s been a very cool 1st half to August, but is it likely to continue?

Written by on August 15, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
US: It’s been a very cool 1st half to August, but is it likely to continue?

There’s no question, it’s been a cool or very cool 1st half to August for the majority of the Lower 48 especially from Denver to New York as seen from the below temp anomaly map. Question is can we pull back summer before entering fall? CFSv2 weeklies indicate building warmth across the Northern Tier weeks […]

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Harvey may quickly follow Gert as tropics liven up, MJO supports busy times ahead!

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Harvey may quickly follow Gert as tropics liven up, MJO supports busy times ahead!

The tropics are lighting up with potentially the season’s 2nd hurricane and 8th named storm within the next 24 hours. Thanks to a cold front exiting the East Coast, Tropical Storm Gert shall remain a fish storm and pose no direct threat on the US but indirect impacts include increased surf and rip currents on […]

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Seattle experiences driest summer on record, sets new record with 52 rainless days!

Written by on August 12, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Seattle experiences driest summer on record, sets new record with 52 rainless days!

Despite being in the midst of an above normal water year, Seattle is witnessing it’s driest summer on record with day after day of hot smoke filled air. The city has comfortably set a new record with 52 days without measurable rain. The lack of rainfall has aided in providing Seattle with it’s hottest opening […]

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Alaska’s Brooks Range and North Slope prepare for first significant snow

Written by on August 11, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Alaska’s Brooks Range and North Slope prepare for first significant snow

Snow is not uncommon during the month of August in Alaska’s high elevations and this weekend looks to see the first significant snowfall over primarily the North slope and Brooks range in the north of the state. A low is currently developing along the tail of a southbound cold front and this opens the door […]

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Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of Houston; Homes Threatened, Roads Inundated

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of Houston; Homes Threatened, Roads Inundated

By Jon Erdman 2 days ago weather.com At a Glance Heavy rain pounded parts of the Houston metro area early Tuesday morning. Homes were threatened in western Harris County, where 4 to 7 inches of rain fell. Widespread flooding affected numerous streets and a few freeways Heavy rain triggered widespread flash flooding in parts of […]

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New Orleans, LA: 9 inches of rain within 3 hours brings flooding comparable to Katrina

Written by on August 9, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
New Orleans, LA: 9 inches of rain within 3 hours brings flooding comparable to Katrina

9 inches of rain fell within 3 hours Saturday flooding a large portion of New Orleans. For some areas, the flooding was comparable to Katrina and many questions have been raised about the pump system. However, 9 inches in 3 hours is exceptional. Hey national media outlets: y'all might want to report on the flooding […]

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