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« Reply #1350 on: December 26, 2016, 09:40:00 PM »
More from south-central U.S.:

"#Atlanta has now recorded its two warmest Christmas' in back-to-back years. 75 in 2015, and 73 so far in 2016 as of 3 pm. #gawx"
https://twitter.com/chrisdolcewx/status/813114677765013505
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« Reply #1351 on: December 26, 2016, 09:53:52 PM »
Sunny, breezy and 52F in Chicago as I type.

Did the blizzard miss you?
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« Reply #1352 on: December 29, 2016, 02:00:53 PM »
Skiers left disappointed as snow steers clear of Swiss slopes

http://www.thelocal.ch/20161227/skiiers-left-disappointed-as-snow-steers-clear-of-swiss-slopes

Extract: Several resorts, including the popular Charmey, where no snow has fallen since December 19th, have closed due to the mild weather. The situation is much the same as the 2015 season, when snow didn't arrive until the middle of January.

Temperatures in the Ticino region hit 20.9 degrees Celsius on Christmas Day, the highest recorded in 40 years, according to Meteonews.
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« Reply #1353 on: January 04, 2017, 05:34:23 PM »
Short note : my location hit zero degrees Fahrenheit for the first time this year on fourth of January 06:22 PM local time. Checking Nullschool for North Pole, it is colder up there.  A couple of times here it's hit under -30 degrees Fahrenheit on previous winter nights so plenty of room to get colder still. Time to find out where my warmer winter clothes reside, it looks like I need them this year too.
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« Reply #1354 on: January 10, 2017, 06:56:47 PM »
'Worst Rainfall in 30 Years': Thailand Flooding Hits 700,000 People, Leaves 21 Dead
Widespread flooding in Thailand's south has killed 21 people, affected hundreds of thousands more, and hit the nation’s rubber industry hard.

Thailand's wet season usually ends in late November and flooding is rare in January, officials told Reuters, but unseasonably heavy rain has hit 12 out of 67 provinces.

“Severe flooding is because of the worst rainfall in more than 30 years", Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha told RTE.
https://www.wunderground.com/news/deadly-flooding-thailand-halts-rubber-production
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« Reply #1355 on: January 11, 2017, 09:02:17 PM »
Bernie Rayno: WOW...look at 500 mb for Tue...Follow the flow from Asia to West Coast.IF THIS VERIFIES, another round of excessive Rain/MTN Snow coming.
https://twitter.com/accurayno/status/819258332385054723
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« Reply #1356 on: January 18, 2017, 06:54:57 PM »
http://spanishnewstoday.com/snow-in-the-balearics-as-spain-suffers-january-freeze_84528-a.html

Seems the Siberian snowfields are trying the scatter-gun all of the Med. with snow?

I wonder if the UK will get hit next?
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« Reply #1357 on: January 18, 2017, 07:19:14 PM »
I messaged a friend with a daughter living in SE Spain to warn her last Wednesday that winter with a W! was coming but that it was still a week away ...

 this morning her gas ran out while she was in the shower .. she steped out of the freezing water to find it was snowing outside ... seems mum ignored my warning :)

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« Reply #1358 on: January 18, 2017, 08:23:57 PM »
It's more probable that I've been extremely thick but this swapping of heat, pole to equator/equator to pole has become supercharged of late? There is natter in the freezing season (or strat thread?) about 'state change' of the 3 cell trop. over the N.Hemisphere..... this is what I'm witnessing ( it might not be what is actually happening!) with the polar cell having increased its striking range to cover the subtropical zone and Subtropical exploring the pole......

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« Reply #1359 on: January 19, 2017, 08:09:08 PM »
Interior Alaska seeing temps -40°F/-40°C and below.
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« Reply #1360 on: January 19, 2017, 10:58:47 PM »
Climate change has arrived in Sweden...

National weather institute SMHI measured average wind speeds of 172.08 kilometres per hour (47.8 metres per second, 106.93 miles per hour) at its weather station in Stekenjokk, in the mountains near the border to Norway, on Wednesday evening.

It is the highest average wind speed since records began in 1951.


The previous record was set in November 2013, also at Stekenjokk, 169.2 km/h. The strongest single gust of wind recorded was also at Stekenjokk, on the same day, which swept past at an impressive 201.6 km/h.


http://www.thelocal.se/20170119/new-wind-record-as-powerful-storm-sweeps-through-sweden



Strong winds and high water levels created unusually mighty waves on the Baltic Sea overnight, measuring around 8.2 metres in significant wave height according to Finland's weather institute.

Significant wave height is a measurement calculated as the mean of the highest third of waves over a period, comparable to the average of 15-20 waves over a period of around ten minutes.

But several individual waves were far higher than that, according to data sent by one of the Finnish meteorological institute's automated buoys measuring wave height in the Gulf of Bothnia.

One registered at around midnight measured 14.8 metres,


http://www.thelocal.se/20170112/record-monster-wave-measured-in-baltic-sea-sweden-finland-weather



Stockholm meanwhile had its warmest New Year's Eve in at least 157 years, according to the weather agency, whose station in the capital has been keeping records of hottest temperatures since 1859.

In 1975 8.4C was measured in Stockholm, compared to 10.3C this December 31st.


http://www.thelocal.se/20170102/sweden-sees-warmest-new-years-eve-on-record



Stockholm was covered by at least 30 centimetres of snow early on Thursday morning, more than on any other November day since records began in 1905, according to national weather agency SMHI.

The sudden snowfall – brilliantly known as a 'snow cannon' in Swedish (lake-effect snow) – created huge problems for many commuters on Wednesday.


http://www.thelocal.se/20161110/stockholm-just-set-a-new-snow-record

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« Reply #1361 on: January 21, 2017, 07:56:07 PM »
Sunny and 56F in Chicago on this lovely winter day.

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« Reply #1362 on: January 21, 2017, 09:15:02 PM »
How can you said that positive PDO is bringing a strong subtropical jet now, while it was not the case this past winter with an even stronger PDO and en El Niño ?


at the risk of being too much off topic.  my observations show increased water vapor moving into the higher latitudes.  This appears to be operating well below the subtropical jet and is a function of reduced high-temp process/high altitude aerosol emissions from Asia.  These aerosols previously suppressed upper altitude water vapor buildup through strong precipitation signals.

lets move this to wierd weather (or another location if you prefer) to talk http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,323.1350.html


So, to move ^^ There is also a possible connection with the aerosols, yes. Since 2013, coal consumption / emission is stalling while gas and oil are still on the increase globally. Even though the proofs are thin, I suspect the stall in coal can explain the reduced aerosols emissions, and so could also be a factor in the recent burst of global temperatures. For the water vapor, you quite can be right but I must said I don't have think about this actually. Nonetheless, the observation of more and more water vapor being advected to the poles is clear.

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« Reply #1363 on: January 22, 2017, 09:33:50 AM »
Very good video by Jeff Masters (includes a bit on the WU corporate overlords)
https://youtu.be/YeCEvJBCjc4
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« Reply #1364 on: January 22, 2017, 07:24:28 PM »
Eric Holthaus:  High Risk today for a tornado outbreak over parts of Georgia and Florida. 1st @NWSSPC high risk in January in 18 years, 1st ever in NE Florida.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/823232972656513024

Edit: corrected to 1st high risk in *NE* Florida.
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« Reply #1365 on: January 22, 2017, 08:47:46 PM »
Yes, unusual weather for Florida. I'm located mid-peninsula, in the moderate area. A bit windy right now but no storms yet. I do expect them later. Checking the mesoscale analysis on the Storm Prediction Center website. In the three years I've lived here, I've never seen atmospheric conditions like this. Should be interesting! Hopefully that's all it will be.
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« Reply #1366 on: January 22, 2017, 09:16:55 PM »
Update: Rare @NWSSPC high risk for tornado outbreak extended south of Tampa Bay area. "Long-track strong tornadoes" possible across region.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/823260291471290368

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« Reply #1367 on: January 22, 2017, 09:20:29 PM »
NWS: "Particularly Dangerous Situation" tornado watch in effect now fm Atlanta to Florida Gulf Coast to Jacksonville.
This is the real deal.

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« Reply #1368 on: January 22, 2017, 09:22:18 PM »
Why today's Florida/Georgia tornado outbreak is so potentially dangerous—storm motion (not wind speed!) of 70-90 mph. Little time to react.

@HRRRison: Tornado producing storm located 7 miles north of Eastpoint, Florida, moving northeast at *90mph*. Seek shelter now!
https://twitter.com/hrrrison/status/823258255786995713
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« Reply #1369 on: January 22, 2017, 09:26:45 PM »
Pat Cavlin:  When the meteorologist from the NWS briefing ends the call with..."be safe, today is a different kind of day." #NWS #ATL #GAwx #SEwx
https://twitter.com/pcavlin/status/823235171830865920

Record breaking CAPE… somewhere around 2500 J/kg
https://twitter.com/jmeatzz/status/823260762445676546
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« Reply #1370 on: January 22, 2017, 09:40:01 PM »
Thank you for the updates Sig..
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« Reply #1371 on: January 22, 2017, 11:30:14 PM »
Thanks as well Sig. By the way Tornado watch #23 is also a "PDS" and extends to 10 PM.
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« Reply #1372 on: January 23, 2017, 05:04:05 AM »
Meanwhile, on the west coast of the U.S.:

Los Angeles has recorded more rain in the last 60 hours (3.78") than they had in all of the 2013 calendar year (3.65") #cawx
https://mobile.twitter.com/afreedma/status/823327132487184384

NWS Los Angeles:  At 306pm...the 710 at PCH completely shutdown due to flooding. CalTrans webcam. #LARain #CAFlood
https://twitter.com/nwslosangeles/status/823307748909678592
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« Reply #1373 on: January 23, 2017, 05:08:16 AM »
"Thick smoke (?,AOD>0.2) in tail of cyclone hitting SE USA, interesting case to explore aerosol impacts on storm @NASAEarth @capitalweather"
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« Reply #1374 on: January 23, 2017, 05:13:44 AM »
NWS Storm Prediction Center:  SUMMARY...Severe/tornado risk continues across central
   Florida/Tornado Watch 23, and will gradually spread/expand southward
   across the remainder of the Peninsula and Keys over the next several
   hours.  A new Tornado Watch will eventually be needed.
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« Reply #1375 on: January 23, 2017, 02:31:22 PM »
Seven of the deaths occurred when a tornado flipped five double-wide trailers as it demolished a mobile home park in the city of Adel, Georgia.

Tornadoes Leave 18 Dead as Severe Storm Outbreak Pounds the South
https://weather.com/news/news/deadly-severe-storms-tornadoes-south-state-by-state-impacts
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« Reply #1376 on: January 23, 2017, 03:47:13 PM »
Launched last November.

NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA’s GOES-16, situated in geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above Earth, will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.
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« Reply #1377 on: February 02, 2017, 09:08:42 PM »
Strange times: San Joaquin County, in California, is in an ongoing state of emergency for both drought and floods
https://twitter.com/alexbreitler/status/827223458014654464
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« Reply #1378 on: February 04, 2017, 03:51:19 AM »
The local blackbird (Turdus merula) has started singing his territorial spring song on the first week of february. I guess he's in for a surprise next week when wacc throws the thermometer back to historical normal winter values of 10-20F, but how would a bird of temperate regions know of Arctic and what it does to the rest of the hemisphere. Anyway they've spread their breeding area c350km (220mi.) northward in the country since the 1970s Temperature at 04:45 AM is round 32F and every flat surface is covered with thin ice with water on top.
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« Reply #1379 on: February 04, 2017, 09:02:04 PM »
'Apocalyptic' SNOWSTORM blasts Middle East as freak weather terrifies Arab countries

http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/763080/SNOWSTORM-Middle-East-freak-weather-Arab

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THE Middle East has experienced a bizarre mix of snow blizzards, lightning strikes and deadly fires in just the last 24 hours - with more devastation expected to come
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« Reply #1380 on: February 05, 2017, 10:18:55 PM »
I fear that we may be starting to see landfalling atlantic hurricanes in the United Kingdom and southern Europe this year.

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« Reply #1381 on: February 06, 2017, 07:01:19 PM »
Extreme cold in Quatar. Only 1.5C   ;) A record low.
http://www.qweather.gov.qa/NewsDetail.aspx

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« Reply #1382 on: February 06, 2017, 11:23:33 PM »
Half a year ago this region was > 50 K warmer (see http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54559#.WJj1jFXhDIU ). Not easy to survive under those conditions, if these weird exposures get much worse.

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« Reply #1383 on: February 07, 2017, 05:50:45 AM »
I fear that we may be starting to see landfalling atlantic hurricanes in the United Kingdom and southern Europe this year.

At first, I thought the possibility of a landfalling hurricane in the UK or Europe  was highly improbable, until I thought about Hurricane Nicole in October, last year. By mid October, I noted in reply #279 in the hurricane season thread that Nicole was still showing tropical characterics at 40 degrees N, and was projected to go extra-tropical just north of 45 degrees N. Had Nicole followed the Gulf Stream instead of heading north between Greenland and Iceland, it could have made landfall as either a Category 1 or a strong tropical storm, once it reached Europe.
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« Reply #1384 on: February 07, 2017, 07:27:03 AM »
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« Reply #1385 on: February 07, 2017, 03:16:42 PM »
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« Reply #1386 on: February 08, 2017, 11:07:56 AM »
Insofar as Hurricanes and Europe/UK.

I think it was in 2005 that we saw 3 Cape Verde storms refuse the cross the Atlantic and trawl up the west coast of Africa. One entered the Med.

I more wonder just how strong 'Medicanes' can become as heatwaves become ever more common over the Med Basin over summer? I know the Sea is small but we have already seen some strong storms with some tropical characteristics .
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« Reply #1387 on: February 08, 2017, 04:09:00 PM »
Insofar as Hurricanes and Europe/UK.

I think it was in 2005 that we saw 3 Cape Verde storms refuse the cross the Atlantic and trawl up the west coast of Africa. One entered the Med.

I more wonder just how strong 'Medicanes' can become as heatwaves become ever more common over the Med Basin over summer? I know the Sea is small but we have already seen some strong storms with some tropical characteristics .

AFAIK, the Med is too narrow for proper hurricane development, bur there's indeed nothing to stop the capverde types of turning in their heels and hit Portugal, Spain or southern France. The Bay of Biscay is normally, i think, too cool for full hurricanes but maybe some august...? Not that there aren't normal storms of hurricane force winds there.
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« Reply #1388 on: February 09, 2017, 04:15:55 AM »
Washington, D.C. just broke a 117-year old high temperature record by 6 degrees F.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/08/washington-d-c-is-about-to-break-a-117-year-old-high-temperature-record/

That's in advance of a big snowstorm about to wallop the most populous section of the northeast U.S. tomorrow:

Winter Storm Niko to Become a Northeast Snowstorm: Winter Storm Warnings Issued For Philadelphia, New York City, Boston
https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-niko-forecast-northeast-megalopolis-february-2017
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« Reply #1389 on: February 09, 2017, 05:32:55 PM »
CNNWeather: Wow! Today is the first time New York City has received 6 inches of snow following a day that reached 60 degrees. http://cnn.com/stormtracker

https://twitter.com/cnnweather/status/829692923138699264

(And it is still snowing.)
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« Reply #1390 on: February 09, 2017, 09:57:28 PM »
Re the NE U.S. storm:

"The lightning density associated with this snow band is, simply put, incredible. Probably the densest/most frequent I've ever seen in snow."

https://twitter.com/ttrogdon/status/829752219754979328

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« Reply #1391 on: February 10, 2017, 07:18:48 PM »
And this:

Brad Smith: Lightning strike split tree in backyard down the middle and electricity blew a hole in the side of the house. [pics at the link] #thundersnow
https://twitter.com/smithbrad/status/829762351993847808


Cloud to Cloud, Cloud to Ground, lightning:

"These weren't just CtC rumbles yesterday. These were INTENSE CtG strikes. Very unusual. Can confirm, had one close BLAST myself during storm"
https://twitter.com/crankywxguy/status/830102890882674688


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« Reply #1392 on: February 11, 2017, 01:11:54 AM »
Australia:

'Going to be a big day': Heatwave to strain hospitals, power supplies in NSW
NSW is bracing for a record heatwave that is set to strain hospitals, bring "catastrophic" fire threats to some areas and could cause blackouts, as electricity demand soars to record levels.

Sydney hospitals face an influx of heat-affected presentations in emergency departments as the city heads into a three-day period with temperatures above 40 degrees [104°F]....
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/going-to-be-a-big-day-heatwave-to-strain-hospitals-power-supplies-in-nsw-20170209-gu99le.html
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« Reply #1393 on: February 11, 2017, 01:41:31 AM »
Yep.  Very hot in oz.
Moree has smashed it's previous record of days in a row over 35C.
Was 17, now 44 days in a row and counting.

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/nsw-towns-could-break-heatwave-record/news-story/98d07ebd4a9322a2bbd7ca96e6f050a7
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« Reply #1394 on: February 11, 2017, 06:58:39 PM »
“This developing heatwave is nothing short of horrifying” said climate scientist Sarah Perkin-Kirkpatrick.

“Much of eastern Australia has seen heatwave after heatwave this summer, with some seasonal records already broken by the start of February. Night-time temperatures have been too hot for adequate sleep and daytime temperatures have been searing.”
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“What is particularly concerning about the developing event is the intensity, where many regions will see a string of extremely hot days with little relief. Much of NSW, QLD and northern VIC will suffer the most, where temperatures will be the hottest, and follow little reprieve from the previous heatwaves.” she said.
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Greater resilience in the energy system was called for by Connor to balance energy security and reduce emissions to meet our climate commitments, “Seeking to blame renewable energy technologies is a pointless distraction from the real issue. As blackouts in past years have shown, Australia’s electricity system is severely stressed by extreme heat, particularly in the southeast of the country. The solution is to increase the resilience of the system as a whole rather than focusing just on isolated parts.”
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Shadow Environment and Energy Minister Mark Butler at 2.20pm media conference said the National electrical grid system was not fit for purpose and urgently needed an overhaul. He highlighted the Tomago Aluminium Smelter had already been asked to phase down consumption. Further more widespread load shedding may still be necessary. The smelter uses about 10 per cent of NSW’s electricity production.
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Rooftop solar at 4.45pm contributed 3.24 percent of electricity to the NSW grid, and in Queensland it was 5.91 percent. This is important as it moves the demand peak to later in the day, as well as taking some usage to behind the meter. This takes a little pressure of the utility scale electricity generators....
http://nofibs.com.au/heatwave-is-nothing-short-of-horrifying-says-climate-scientist-reports-takvera/

Image:  BOM temperature forecast for Saturday afternoon
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« Reply #1395 on: February 12, 2017, 12:59:45 AM »
Bob Henson: It just hit 100F [37.8°C] at the Oklahoma Mesonet site at Mangum, OK. Today is February 11. That is all.
https://twitter.com/bhensonweather/status/830521217404792834

40° F above normal.


Record Heat Will Turn to Snow, Ice in Southern Plains
https://www.wunderground.com/news/four-corners-texas-record-heat-snow-cold-mid-february
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« Reply #1396 on: February 12, 2017, 02:10:09 AM »
Bob Henson: It just hit 100F [37.8°C] at the Oklahoma Mesonet site at Mangum, OK. Today is February 11. That is all.
https://twitter.com/bhensonweather/status/830521217404792834

40° F above normal.


Record Heat Will Turn to Snow, Ice in Southern Plains
https://www.wunderground.com/news/four-corners-texas-record-heat-snow-cold-mid-february

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« Reply #1397 on: February 13, 2017, 03:50:23 PM »
Australia is  Red hot: NSW smashes February statewide heat records two days in a row
Meteorologists were predicting NSW would set a state-wide record for February warmth during the current heatwave but few would have tipped the mark would be broken two days in a row.

The blast of summer heat has placed south-eastern Australia on the map as the hottest place on the planet.

Residents of Richmond saw the mercury climb to 47 [117°F] degrees on Saturday, placing the town on the north-west fringe of Sydney within less than a degree of the title of global hot spot - Ivanhoe Airport recorded a maximum of 47.6 degrees.

Before Friday, NSW had never had a February day above 42 degrees, based on averaged maximums in the state, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. ...

- Peter Hannam, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 12, 2017
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/red-hot-nsw-smashes-february-statewide-heat-records-two-days-in-a-row-20170212-gub14c.html
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« Reply #1398 on: February 13, 2017, 04:52:59 PM »
Wow, upper 70s (ºF - yes, I'm an American - okay >24ºC) on top of Mt. Kosciuszko, tallest mountain in Australia (2228m ~ 7310'), according to that map.  Actually, local forecasts claim highs this week will be from 11-19ºC.  Low areas near the mountain will be warmer.

Aside:  The mountain next to Mt. Kosciuszko was named for Polish-Lithuanian general who fought in the American Revolutionary War [winning side] [and other wars - losing side], and the names were switched in 1892 when they discovered the old Mt. Kosciuszko was the shorter of the two. Further aside:  Kościuszko wrote a will dedicating his American assets to the education and freedom of U.S. slaves. The funds were never used for the purpose he had intended.
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« Reply #1399 on: February 19, 2017, 01:57:34 PM »
"Winter is missing this year.
70°F in Chicago on Saturday was the warmest day in winter in at least 100 years."
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/833283030940725248

Monday will be Chicago's 65th day since a 1 inch snow, the longest snow drought in records back to 1884.
https://twitter.com/bhensonweather/status/833222004471955456

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/weather/ct-wea-0207-asktom-20170206-column.html
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