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, 9:59 PM GMT on November 22, 2014
October 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary
October was globally the warmest such on record according to NOAA (see Jeff Master’s blog for more about this). Extreme heat waves affected southern South America and California with exceptional warmth in Europe and Australia as well. Intense rainfalls plagued southern France and Italy. Deadly flooding and mudslides occurred in Sri Lanka. A blizzard in Nepal killed at least 43 trekkers and their guides. Hurr...
Updated: 7:45 AM GMT on November 24, 2014
By: Christopher C. Burt, 7:49 PM GMT on November 14, 2014
Greatest 24-hour Snowfall on Record for the U.S.?
This past week some exceptional snowfall amounts were reported in northern Wisconsin (50.1” at Gile) and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (42.5” at Ishpeming 7 NNW) largely the result of some intense lake-effect snow squalls coming off Lake Superior. The accumulations occurred over approximately a 96-hour period from November 11-14. Amazing as these totals were they couldn’t compare to the official U...
Updated: 2:58 AM GMT on November 20, 2014
By: Christopher C. Burt, 8:52 PM GMT on November 08, 2014
Bering Sea Superstorm Bottoms out at 924 mb
One of the most powerful extra-tropical storms ever to pass through the Bering Sea reportedly attained a central pressure as low as 924 mb (27.29”) on Friday night/Saturday morning local time. This may rank as the lowest pressure ever ‘analyzed’ (estimated) in the Pacific Basin from an extra-tropical storm system.
The surface map for 06Z on Saturday, November 8th indicates a central ...
Updated: 1:04 AM GMT on November 09, 2014
By: Christopher C. Burt, 8:54 PM GMT on November 03, 2014
Record Warmth in Western Europe/Record Cold and Snow in Eastern U.S.
The first weekend of November has brought an interesting contrast of weather regimes between the Eastern U.S. and Western Europe. All-time November warmth enveloped portions of Western Europe while the Eastern U.S. endured an early season snowstorm and some daily record low temperatures (in the Southeast).
Western European Warmth
An anomalously strong upper-level hi...
Updated: 7:07 PM GMT on November 07, 2014
By: Christopher C. Burt, 8:52 PM GMT on October 22, 2014
September 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary
September was globally the warmest such on record according to NASA and NOAA. Deadly flooding affected the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan as well as in southern France, China, and Serbia. Record heat occurred in Jakarta, Indonesia and south-central Canada. It was the driest September on record for the U.K.
Below are some of the month’s highlights.