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NASA Declares Arrival of Solar Cycle 25 But Will It Present A Colder Winter For 2020-21?

NASA Declares Arrival of Solar Cycle 25 But Will It Present A Colder Winter For 2020-21?

This past week, NASA revealed that solar cycle 25 has officially begun and that cycle 24 ended back in December 2019 when it reached a minimum. Solar cycle 24 reached it’s maximum back in April 2014. Solar cycle 23 ended and cycle 24 commenced back in late 2008 with Britain’s coldest winter since 1978-79 occurring […]

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September 2020 California Heatwave Matches, Exceeds Sep 2017 & July 2006

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September 2020 California Heatwave Matches, Exceeds Sep 2017 & July 2006

It just seems like heat records are endlessly melting across many parts of the world from across northern Siberia to Thailand and up to Taiwan and Japan. Oh and California and the Western US. July of 2006 was a particularly sweltering month for the United States and particularly Southern California as countless long standing heat […]

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Death Valley Tops 130F! Hottest Since 1913 or A World Record?

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Death Valley Tops 130F! Hottest Since 1913 or A World Record?

Furnace Creek, a small town on the edge of Death Valley, California has been long regarded as the hottest place on earth as most summers here record the highest temperature on earth. According to the World Meteorological Organisation, the much disputed 134F reading set in 1913 at Greenland Ranch still remains the world record today. […]

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Hurricane Hanna Becomes Strongest July Hurricane To Strike Texas Since 2003

Written by on July 26, 2020 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Hurricane Hanna Becomes Strongest July Hurricane To Strike Texas Since 2003

It’s been a record fast start to the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season and we have just seen the 1st US hurricane landfall of the year. Hurricane Hanna rapidly strengthened from borderline Cat 1 to near Cat 2 / 90 mph storm as it made landfall on Padre Island at 5pm ET on Saturday 25 July […]

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Heatwave 2020: From Calif To Texas, Monthly & All-Time Records Melt

Written by on July 16, 2020 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Heatwave 2020: From Calif To Texas, Monthly & All-Time Records Melt

The strongest and most widespread heatwave to impact an area from California to the Mid-South since 2011/2012 has shattered countless long standing heat records. Several towns and cities have reached new July levels and even all-time. With near 600dm ridge core’s parked over New Mexico, the heat is focused over the Desert Southwest. While hot […]

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Approaching 100F In Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick While New York, Atlanta Has Yet To Hit 90F

Written by on June 19, 2020 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Approaching 100F In Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick While New York, Atlanta Has Yet To Hit 90F

We have an unusual upper air setup currently over eastern North America with a cutoff low anchored over the Appalachian Mountains with a circling ridge transporting intense Plains heat into northern New England. Quebec and the Maritimes. Note the ridge circling the cutoff low over Eastern North America. So, while it’s mid to upper 90s […]

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Winter Refuses To Let Go Of The Western US

Written by on June 12, 2020 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Winter Refuses To Let Go Of The Western US

It’s been a cool June thus far for the Pacific Northwest and Northeast but for the Central states, summer is in full swing. June 2m temp anomaly across the US so far. While unseasonable cold and warmth don’t mix well, there has been dramatic weather and contrasts as a result. From 100-degree heat to record […]

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Mid-Atlantic, Northeast to Skip From March To May Within 72-hours!

Written by on May 13, 2020 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Mid-Atlantic, Northeast to Skip From March To May Within 72-hours!

Following one of the coldest opening 10 days of May in history, the Northeast US is about to skip from March to May within 72 hours. May temp anomaly so far. 90s could may it to Richmond, VA and 80s to Philadelphia and even Trenton, NJ by Friday. New York could see 80s Saturday. Then […]

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Polar Vortex Pays Rare May Visit To Eastern US/Canada Bringing Record Cold, Snow

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Polar Vortex Pays Rare May Visit To Eastern US/Canada Bringing Record Cold, Snow

While it couldn’t make an appearance during winter, it’s taken till nearly mid May for the tropospheric polar vortex to come crashing south. A final stratospheric warming event combined with stratosphere to troposphere coupling and significant height rises into Alaska led to one of the strongest May Arctic Outbreak’s on record. One of 2 pieces […]

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Warm Winter Leads to Drought/Record Heat Across Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean

Warm Winter Leads to Drought/Record Heat Across Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean

With the MJO lingering in the west/central Pacific warm phases, this forced a strong and sustained polar vortex, which resulted in the 6th warmest winter on record for the US. This enhanced the mid latitude subtropical ridge and forced the lowering of heights across the high latitudes, hence the strong polar vortex which bottled polar […]

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