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WU: Wettest 12 Months in U.S. History—Again

Written by on June 10, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Wettest 12 Months in U.S. History—Again

Bob Henson  ·  June 6, 2019, 1:31 PM EDT Propelled by a two-week siege of widespread severe weather and heavy rain in late May, the contiguous U.S. has once again broken its record for the wettest year-long span in data going back to 1895. According to the monthly U.S. climate summary released Thursday from the […]

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US June 2019 Outlook

Written by on June 5, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US June 2019 Outlook

May will be remembered for it’s flooding rainfall and severe weather. Temperature extremes of widespread cold from Southwest to Great Lakes and all-time record May heat in the Southeast was also noteworthy. One cannot help but think a cooler, wetter summer is on the horizon for a large swathe of the US thanks to the […]

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US Summer Forecast 2019

Written by on May 7, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US Summer Forecast 2019

Welcome to my 9th annual US summer forecast. As always, when compiling this forecast for the upcoming June-August period there are multiple factors which have been taken into consideration which could influence the summer pattern. These include global and regional sea surface temperature anomalies, El Nino, MJO and rainfall distribution over the last 6 months. […]

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Chicago does it again! Records latest accumulating snow since 1989

Written by on April 29, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Chicago does it again! Records latest accumulating snow since 1989

Last weekend saw 5.3 inches of snow fall at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This was the 2nd heaviest calendar day snow for so late in the season. The following weekend saw 2.5 inches of snow which marks the latest accumulating snow for the Windy City since 1989. A look at "spring" conditions across far northern […]

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US May 2019 Outlook

Written by on April 28, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US May 2019 Outlook

This April, like most have delivered a taste of everything as you’d expect at this key transitional time of the year. Record cold, snow, heat, rain and big tornadoes have all featured but as you can see from the below temperature anomaly chart. Neutral to above normal temperatures have won out. The month is winding […]

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NEW RECORD: Caribou, Maine: 157 days & counting with at least 1″ of snow on ground

Written by on April 15, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
NEW RECORD: Caribou, Maine: 157 days & counting with at least 1″ of snow on ground

Today marks the 157th day where Caribou, Maine has had at least 1 inch of snow on the ground. This breaks the previous record of 155 days set back in the winter of 2002-03. You have to go right back to November 10th when there wasn’t at least an inch of snow on the ground. […]

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Chicago gets 2nd heaviest calendar day snow for so late in season

Written by on April 15, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Chicago gets 2nd heaviest calendar day snow for so late in season

A rare late season snowstorm swept across Northern Illinois yesterday dumping an impressive 5.3 inches of snow at O’Hare Airport. The Palm Sunday snow event shall go into the history books as 2nd biggest snowfall this late in the year, falling marginally behind a 5.4 inch snowfall on April 16, 1961. 135 yrs of record […]

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Plains storm promises to bring big blizzard, record snow, flooding, tornadoes, wildfire

Written by on April 10, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Plains storm promises to bring big blizzard, record snow, flooding, tornadoes, wildfire

Spring can be the most exciting time of year weatherwise for the US. A time of big atmospheric clashes and we’ve just that thanks to cold to the north, heat to the south and a still active storm track and fast moving jet stream. Low pressure crossing the Rockies often deepen to the east as […]

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Abrupt flip from lingering winter to spring for Eastern US but…

Written by on April 1, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Abrupt flip from lingering winter to spring for Eastern US but…

From winter to summer in 5 days but… Front running 5 days. Cold lingers. We’re even talking potential plowable snow for southern New England and close to northern NYC burbs through the next 96 hours. But the following 5 days? Here comes spring! But does this warmth hold??? Not exactly… More cold dives south and […]

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US April 2019 Outlook

Written by on March 26, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US April 2019 Outlook

In the wake of the wettest winter on record, it’s been a cold, stormy March for much of the US Lower 48. Coldest on record for parts of the Northern Rockies. Following a record low pressure system which delivered cold, wind, snow, white out conditions, flooding rain and severe weather, an historic flood event followed […]

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