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, 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
By: Christopher C. Burt, 7:02 PM GMT on June 30, 2015
Another Dry California Precipitation Season Draws to a Close
The 2014-2015 precipitation season ended today (June 30th) and the drought continues unabated. Although the precipitation totals for the July 1-June 30 (2014-2015) period do not appear to be all that bad (generally 60-85% of average) this does not tell the whole story. A very wet December saved what otherwise would have been a catastrophically dry year. In fact, the past six months (since Januar...
Updated: 5:46 AM GMT on July 01, 2015
By: Christopher C. Burt, 6:27 PM GMT on May 28, 2015
Hottest Summers, Coldest Winters for Contiguous U.S.: A Few Years Loom Large
Keeping track of all-time warmest/coldest daily maximum temperatures and all-time warmest/coldest months on record for any given site is a fairly easy task. However, very few NWS sites provide data concerning what their respective coldest climatological winters (December-February) or hottest climatological summers (June-August) have been. Researching 300 sites in the contiguous U...
Updated: 1:48 AM GMT on May 29, 2015