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All-time record heat is followed by thick, toxic wildfire smoke over Alberta, Saskatchewan & Montana

All-time record heat is followed by thick, toxic wildfire smoke over Alberta, Saskatchewan & Montana

The heat of summer 2018 continues to melt historic records. Earlier in the summer it was parts of Eastern Canada including Montreal. Now it’s the Prairies turn as well as parts of the US interior Northwest. With over 400 wildfires burning across British Columbia alone and with westerly winds, thick toxic smoke is spreading across […]

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After record wet July, Middle Atlantic continues to get soaked!

Written by on August 11, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
After record wet July, Middle Atlantic continues to get soaked!

Thanks to several significant rain events, July was indeed a record wet month for the Middle Atlantic region and the pattern doesn’t look like giving up anytime soon. The wettest part of the country looks to remain the wettest. In the last month or so, the upper air setup has seen a ridge in the […]

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Much of the Gulf of California surface area has warmed to 32C (90F)

Much of the Gulf of California surface area has warmed to 32C (90F)

Like the Middle East’s Persian Gulf, the narrow Gulf of California is surrounded by desert or semi desert terrain which heats the water in between. In a typical summer the Gulf of California warms to between 25-30C (75-86F) with the thin strip of land on the west side known as the Baja of California heating […]

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Death Valley, CA sets U.S record, 2nd hottest globally for ‘hottest month’

Written by on August 5, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Death Valley, CA sets U.S record, 2nd hottest globally for ‘hottest month’

When you think of Death Valley you automatically think extreme and heat. For years Death Valley has been considered one of, if not thee hottest place on earth and rightly so. Also for years, it was considered to have recorded the world’s second hottest ever temperature. 134.06F or 56.7C recorded at Furnace Creek Ranch back […]

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Hot West, soggy East and unusually cool inbetween

Written by on July 30, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Hot West, soggy East and unusually cool inbetween

We have a blocked up pattern this week across the United States with ridging up West and East coasts with an unseasonably cool trough in between. The week opens with heatwave conditions into the Pacific Northwest interior as well as up into New England. However, with the ridge axis out over the Atlantic and closest […]

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Record heat extends from Southern California to Arctic Canada!

Written by on July 25, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Record heat extends from Southern California to Arctic Canada!

Another heatwave has engulfed the West, Southwest US as high pressure once again elevates towards 600dm. However, it’s not just the Southwest that’s cooking but it’s cooling all the way up into northwest Canada. A record-hot summer day in the northwest with highs in the 30's in Northern #Yukon and #NWT today, above the #Arctic […]

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United States August 2018 Outlook (& summer so far)

Written by on July 23, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
United States August 2018 Outlook (& summer so far)

It’s been a summer of heat, storms, floods and even some cool. Isn’t that the case every summer though? Yes indeed it is but we’ve seen some remarkable rain events stretching from Houston to DC. We’ve also observed some of the hottest weather ever recorded in Southwestern California and as of TODAY, Texas! June was […]

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ALASKA EXTREMES: Utqiagvik (Barrow) Gets Biggest July Snow In 55 Years While Juneau Ties Record For Warmest Night

Written by on July 11, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
ALASKA EXTREMES: Utqiagvik (Barrow) Gets Biggest July Snow In 55 Years While Juneau Ties Record For Warmest Night

It’s been a weird open to July 2018 for the Last Frontier with Utqiagvik on the Arctic coast receiving it’s biggest July snow since 1963. According to the NWS at Utqiagvik (former known as Barrow) 2 inches of snow fell thanks to the passage of a cold front associated with a storm over the Arctic Ocean. This […]

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Los Angeles Basin Heat Sets New All-Time Records

Written by on July 9, 2018 in Uncategorized, United States of America with 0 Comments
Los Angeles Basin Heat Sets New All-Time Records

The setup was perfect with strong upper ridging and offshore flow for maximum heating throughout the LA Basin last week. At UCLA in the Westwood district of Los Angeles it hit 111 degrees surpassing it’s previous all-time record of 109 set back in September 1939. Downtown LA topped 108 degrees, failing to reach the all-time […]

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Heat Records Melt From Denver to New England

Written by on July 6, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Heat Records Melt From Denver to New England

It’s been a scorching open to July 2018. The heat which engulfed the entire Eastern US this past week first impacted the Great Basin and Rockies. Denver reached 105 degrees tying their all-time record. Nearby Colorado Springs hit 100, Cheyenne, WY hit 99. Both cities missed their all-time record by just 1 degree. Along with […]

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