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What a Swing! From Coldest in 20-35+ Years to Record Warm 2-4 days Later!

Written by on February 11, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
What a Swing! From Coldest in 20-35+ Years to Record Warm 2-4 days Later!

At the peak of the polar vortex invasion of 2019, much of Minnesota endured it’s coldest conditions since 1996 while Illinois saw their coldest since 1985. Cotton, Minnesota plunged to -56F, Twin Cities -28F, Chicago -23F. Daytime highs only managed -10F in Chicago, -14 Twin Cities. At least four locations with long-term periods of record […]

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NWS: Polar Vortex 2019: Coldest since 1996 with -56F in Cotton, MN, -28F Minneapolis

Written by on February 4, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
NWS: Polar Vortex 2019: Coldest since 1996 with -56F in Cotton, MN, -28F Minneapolis

Article from NWS Duluth In late January 2019, a historic arctic outbreak brought bitterly cold wind chills and record-breaking cold temperatures to the Midwest. Many schools and some businesses and government offices were closed for three days, with USPS mail delivery even suspended on Wednesday, January 30th due to extremely dangerous wind chills. The coldest […]

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Moline, Ill, Coldest ever night is set in snowiest ever January

Written by on February 2, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Moline, Ill, Coldest ever night is set in snowiest ever January

It’s been quite the month for Moline, Illinois setting not one but two very significant weather records. Situated on a bluff between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock River. It’s part of the Quad Cities metro which sits on the Illinois-Iowa border. Davenport sits on the Iowa side while Moline sits on the Illinois […]

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Greatest Coldwave In A Generation Moves Into Upper Midwest

Written by on January 29, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Greatest Coldwave In A Generation Moves Into Upper Midwest

In my 10 years of weather blogging/forecasting and 20 years of of weather study, the incoming ‘Super Arctic Outbreak 2019’ will be the greatest of all cold waves, comfortably shivering past 2014 and even 2004 and is sure to be one of my greatest weather events I’ve watched unfold in my lifetime. I’ve forecasted and […]

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US February 2019 Outlook (Super Cold Outbreak to end January?)

Written by on January 24, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US February 2019 Outlook (Super Cold Outbreak to end January?)

January started mild and shall end on an extremely cold note. As expected, we are now seeing the effects of the Sudden Stratospheric Warming which peaked at Christmas and split of the polar vortex around January 2nd. The cold shot which swept through the Great Lakes bringing two straight -40F morning’s to Northern Minnesota and […]

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ARCTIC FRONT plummets DC to Boston temps some 40-50F within 12-18 hours!

Written by on January 21, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
ARCTIC FRONT plummets DC to Boston temps some 40-50F within 12-18 hours!

From almost spring-like mildness yesterday along the Eastern Seaboard… Upper 40s NYC, 55 Cape Cod and Atlantic City, 56 DC, 50 Philly… To wind, rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow! Then a speedy 40-50 degree drop in temperature, most of which came within 12 hours. The 24 hour temperature change, valid at 4 a.m. CST, […]

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Strongest Storm of Season Batters California for 3-Days: 10″ rains, 52″ snows, 164 mph gusts

Written by on January 17, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Strongest Storm of Season Batters California for 3-Days: 10″ rains, 52″ snows, 164 mph gusts

The strongest storm of the winter has plowed into California bringing a widespread 3-6 inches of rain from north to south below 4,000ft. This heavy rain has resulted in flooding. Bay Area totals North/Central Valley Southwest Calif The greatest rain total appears to be around Big Sur with 10.52 inches but even around the LA […]

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US: White Carpet Begins to Get Laid In Preparation of The Arctic Emptying South!

Written by on January 15, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US: White Carpet Begins to Get Laid In Preparation of The Arctic Emptying South!

A major cross country snow system during the past weekend produced record snow from St Louis to DC and this shall be followed by another three over the next 7 days. GFS snow forecast through the next 10 days. This stormy and increasingly colder pattern is the beginning to the much anticipated harsher 2nd half […]

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WU: Las Vegas Gets Brief But Unexpected Snow With Temperatures Above 50 Degrees

Written by on January 10, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Las Vegas Gets Brief But Unexpected Snow With Temperatures Above 50 Degrees

Article from wunderground.com Brian Donegan Published: December 28, 2018 Snow was not in the forecast, which isn’t surprising given the mild temperatures and the rarity of wintry precipitation in Las Vegas. “I would never forecast snow at 50 degrees,” Ashley Wolf, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Las Vegas, told the Las Vegas […]

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WU: 2018 Was Wettest Year on Record in Over Two Dozen Cities in the East, Midwest, Including Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh

Written by on January 7, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: 2018 Was Wettest Year on Record in Over Two Dozen Cities in the East, Midwest, Including Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh

Below article from wunderground.com Jonathan Erdman Published: January 3, 2019 After topping the record, it would tack on almost 5 inches of additional rain in the latter half of December. Washington D.C. set a record-wet November, fifth-wettest September, fourth-wettest July and sixth-wettest May, according to National Weather Service records dating to 1871. Only January, March […]

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