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Monster 966mb Low Takes Up Half Of North America Driving Severe Weather, Blizzards, Record Warmth & Record Cold!

Written by on March 9, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Monster 966mb Low Takes Up Half Of North America Driving Severe Weather, Blizzards, Record Warmth & Record Cold!

The Eastern North America pattern has been nothing short of weird, wacky and bipolar. From record warmth the last weekend of February to record cold the first weekend in March! and so it continues… The below visible satellite image is like something out of an ultimate disaster movie. In fact, it’s very real, a monster 966mb storm […]

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Snow Totals Top 600″ and Depth 240″ In California’s Tahoe Basin With More To Come!

Written by on March 5, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Snow Totals Top 600″ and Depth 240″ In California’s Tahoe Basin With More To Come!

It’s been an incredible past two months for California with the drought area shrinking in dramatic fashion. I love snow and always love to see big snow years in the High Sierra, particularly between Tahoe and Mammoth where average annual totals range between 200-450″ but have been known to reach between 600-800″. I remember fondly the […]

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Northeast, Mid Atlantic Flips From Early Summer Back To Mid Winter… Winter 16-17 RECAP!

Written by on March 4, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Northeast, Mid Atlantic Flips From Early Summer Back To Mid Winter… Winter 16-17 RECAP!

These charts say it all really… Weekend Arctic blast brings big reality check! From record warm highs back on Wednesday to record cold highs this weekend in Northeast… From this… 80F in DC to this… Record low maximums are in jeopardy Saturday afternoon. Pretty nippy nights coming up! From weather.com Winter 2016-17 was much warmer and wetter than […]

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Eastern US Heat Get’s Slashed At The Expense Of Severe Weather, MUCH Colder Weekend!

Written by on March 1, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Eastern US Heat Get’s Slashed At The Expense Of Severe Weather, MUCH Colder Weekend!

A classic spring storm system is crossing the Midwest today separating winter from summer. Air mass collision at this time of year always causes quite the stir in the form of strong to severe thunderstorms. Much more seasonal air colliding with May-like warmth don’t mix well and we’re seeing weather you don’t typically see quite this early. Behind […]

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California Likely Set’s New Wind Record With 199mph Gust!

Written by on February 28, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
California Likely Set’s New Wind Record With 199mph Gust!

Excerpt from wunderground A truly wild night in the high Sierra Two high-elevation weather stations at California’s Squaw Valley resort experienced incredible winds on Monday night as the core of the jet stream associated with the atmospheric river came through, together with localized wind acceleration from a low-level jet encountering the Sierra crest. (Thanks to […]

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Wierd February: Many Eastern US Sites On Track For Warmest Feb, 70s Up To Burlington, VT?

Written by on February 27, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Wierd February: Many Eastern US Sites On Track For Warmest Feb, 70s Up To Burlington, VT?

Remember the ridiculously ‘hot’ March 2012, well I guess we’re now witnessing it in February 2017. The cold of December seems a distant memory as warmth has essentially overwhelmed the pattern since the turn of the New Year. Oh, to make this month even weirder, let’s not forget this from just 10 days ago up in Maine! 3 ‘weather […]

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Calif Ski Resorts Crack 500-600″ of Snow With Snow Banks Towering 20ft @ Donner Pass

Written by on February 25, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Calif Ski Resorts Crack 500-600″ of Snow With Snow Banks Towering 20ft @ Donner Pass

Following ‘years’ of drought, California is finally clawing it’s way out from the worst drought in a generation. From the turn of the year it’s been one storm after the other thanks to a highly active Pacific jet and pineapple express pattern. 10 ‘atmospheric rivers’ in the last 6 weeks has wiped out the drought for much […]

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United States March 2017 Outlook

Written by on February 22, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
United States March 2017 Outlook

With the exceptions of a significant cold spell during early/mid December, it’s been a warm winter from Alaska to Florida. The only exception being the Northwest where both December and January were cold or very cold. Really from the Rockies to Atlantic Ocean, the anomaly maps are solid red and may well have witnessed the warmest winter on record […]

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Mangum, Oklahoma: From 99F to Snow in 72 Hours

Written by on February 21, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
Mangum, Oklahoma: From 99F to Snow in 72 Hours

By Jonathan Belles Feb 15 2017 12:00 AM EST weather.com Story Highlights Temperatures dropped more than 60 degrees from all-time February record highs. Snow fell across the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma three days after the record heat. Some Oklahomans experienced a temperature drop from all-time February record highs to near freezing in three days earlier […]

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San Francisco’s Exceeds Annual Avg Rainfall With Latest Storm, ‘May-ruary’ Continues E of Rockies

Written by on February 20, 2017 in United States of America, Winter 2016/17 with 0 Comments
San Francisco’s Exceeds Annual Avg Rainfall With Latest Storm, ‘May-ruary’ Continues E of Rockies

The latest wind/rain/snowstorm to strike California is doing so as expected. Interestingly the rain which has fallen so far in Downtown San Francisco has exceeded the city’s annual average. The last time SF has done this was March 24, 2011, so a full month earlier than previous. Nice moisture plume connecting Hawaii with San Francisco […]

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