Christopher C. Burt is the author of 'Extreme Weather; A Guide and Record Book'. He studied meteorology at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.
By: Christopher C. Burt, 7:57 PM GMT on November 10, 2015
Incredible November Warmth for the U.S., Europe and Beyond
The first 10 days of November 2015 have seen record-breaking warmth for many locations in Florida and elsewhere in U.S. while all-time November monthly national heat records have so far been broken in the U.K., Ireland, France, Estonia, Slovenia, and Finland. All-time record heat (for any month) was also observed in parts of Australia and French Guiana. Here is a brief summary.
Updated: 5:36 AM GMT on November 12, 2015
By: Christopher C. Burt, 8:41 PM GMT on October 12, 2015
California Hopes for a Wet Winter
The hype is on for a big El Nino-fueled rainy season this coming winter and spring in California. The latest data indicates that the developing (already in progress) El Nino event should become just as strong (perhaps even stronger) than the record setters of 1982-1983 and 1997-1998. Here’s a look at how those seasons panned out for the state precipitation-wise and where precipitation totals for this year and season now...
Updated: 6:42 AM GMT on October 13, 2015
By: Christopher C. Burt, 6:08 PM GMT on September 07, 2015
Hottest Summer on Record for Much of the Pacific Northwest
The summer of 2015 is likely to go down as the warmest such on record for much of the Pacific Northwest, especially for the states of Washington and Oregon. It was also anomalously warm in other parts of the country. Here are some of the details.
In a blog I posted on August 1st I summarized the many sites in the Pacific Northwest that were on track for their warmest summer on record a...
Updated: 5:59 PM GMT on September 08, 2015
By: Christopher C. Burt, 10:09 PM GMT on August 26, 2015
UPDATE: Crazy Summer in Hawaii: Record Rainfall, Record Heat, and Snow!
Although much media attention weather-wise (at least recently) for Hawaii has been about tropical storms an even more interesting story has been the record wet August in Honolulu and Lihue and the hottest summer and hottest single month (August) on record for many Hawaiian cities. Despite a record warm July, accumulating snow managed to dust the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. ...
Updated: 11:54 PM GMT on September 01, 2015
By: Christopher C. Burt, 3:30 AM GMT on August 01, 2015
Pacific Northwest on Track for Warmest Summer on Record
Another heat wave has engulfed much of the U.S. Pacific Northwest the past few days with Seattle, Washington now having observed twelve 90°+ temperatures so far this summer (as of Aug. 1st), an all-time record (9 such days in 1958 was the previous) and also July has been their warmest month ever observed. For some of the cities in the Northwest this has been the warmest June-July period ever measure...
Updated: 8:45 PM GMT on August 15, 2015