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, 11:54 PM GMT on December 18, 2014
November 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary
November was globally the 7th warmest such on record according to NOAA and 8th according to NASA (see Jeff Master’s blog for more about this). It was a cold month in the U.S. with some phenomenal lake-effect snowstorms. A powerful storm, dubbed a ‘Medicane’ formed in the Mediterranean Sea. Deadly floods occurred in Morocco, Italy, and Switzerland. It was the warmest November on record for Australia, Ita...
By: Christopher C. Burt, 9:50 PM GMT on December 13, 2014
BIG STORM UPDATE: California Drought Situation Improves
Last Monday (Dec.8th) I posted a blog discussing the effect the California statewide rains of November 30-December 2nd had on the drought situation. As forecast, a major winter storm struck the state again this past week on Wednesday-Friday, December 10-12. The storm was the most powerful in at least two years to hit the state. Once again, another small step has been made so far as relieving the dr...
By: Christopher C. Burt, 8:00 PM GMT on December 08, 2014
California Drought Situation Improves
A very wet week from November 29th through December 6th brought widespread heavy rainfall to almost the entire state of California and has greatly improved the dire drought situation. With another big storm on the horizon there is hope that the worst of the long drought in California may at last be coming to an end.
The hills of California have turned green again for the first time in almost nine months fol...
Updated: 4:28 AM GMT on December 09, 2014
By: Christopher C. Burt, 9:13 PM GMT on December 01, 2014
Near Record Drop in Temperature in Plains November 29-30
A cold front passed through Montana and Wyoming on Saturday November 29th and then pushed south and east over the Great Plains dropping temperatures as much as 70° in a matter of hours.
Temperature change over the 24-hour period from 3 p.m. November 29th to 3 p.m. November 30th. In fact, even greater falls of temperature occurred at various sites over different periods of tim...
Updated: 2:18 AM GMT on December 02, 2014
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