Warmest Days of the Year for the U.S.

By: Christopher C. Burt, 5:35 PM GMT on July 09, 2014

Warmest Days of the Year for the U.S.

NOAA recently produced an interesting map showing when the hottest day of the year is likely to occur in the contiguous U.S. Complimenting this map is one produced by Brian Brettschneider of Borealis Scientific, LLC, which illustrates the date of summer’s midpoint (peak of summer average temperatures) which was reproduced in my blog posted last August. Brian has also produced maps of such for the Fall, Winter and S...

Extreme Weather Temperature

Updated: 6:54 PM GMT on July 09, 2014

California Water Season and Drought Update

By: Christopher C. Burt, 7:05 PM GMT on July 07, 2014

California Water Season and Drought Update

The water year for California came to a close on June 30th (the water year being July 1-June 30) and it was one of the driest on record for the state as a whole, preliminarily ranked as the 3rd driest such. Here are some details.



Final water-year precipitation totals for selected cities in California arrange geographically from north to south.

As one can see in the table above th...

Extreme Weather Drought Precipitation Records

Updated: 9:50 PM GMT on July 07, 2014

Hailstorms Pound Tokyo, Japan and Valencia, Spain

By: Christopher C. Burt, 6:50 PM GMT on July 03, 2014

Hailstorms Pound Tokyo, Japan and Valencia, Spain

A couple of unusually severe hailstorms have occurred recently, one that struck Tokyo on June 24th and another in Valencia, Spain on July 1st.

Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo hailstorm was said to be the most intense to strike Japan since an even more damaging storm hit the Chiba and Ibaraki Prefectures on May 24, 2000 (that event damaged over 4000 homes). In Tokyo last June the hail fell for ...

Extreme Weather Mini Blog Hail

Updated: 1:02 AM GMT on July 07, 2014

Record Wet June for Portions of the Upper Midwest

By: Christopher C. Burt, 7:39 PM GMT on July 01, 2014

Record Wet June for Portions of the Upper Midwest

The wettest June on record has finally come to an end for portions of Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. In a few cases it was not only the wettest June on record but also the wettest single month (any month) as well. Here are a few details.

The focal point of the most anomalous rainfall during June was centered on northwestern Iowa and southeastern South Dakota.



Total pr...

Extreme Weather Precipitation Records

Updated: 6:20 PM GMT on July 02, 2014

Severe Flooding in Alaska’s Denali National Park

By: Christopher C. Burt, 6:43 PM GMT on June 27, 2014

Severe Flooding in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Severe flooding has affected portions of Denali National Park and Preserve in interior Alaska. A large area of rain impacted most of mainland and southeast Alaska on Wednesday and Thursday June 25-26 with some historical accumulations. This is a guest blog courtesy of Brian Brettschneider of Borealis Scientific, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska.

The three most prominent NWS stations in Alaska (Anchora...

Extreme Weather Flood

Updated: 7:45 PM GMT on June 27, 2014

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Christopher C. Burt is the author of 'Extreme Weather; A Guide and Record Book'. He studied meteorology at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.