California: What a Difference a Month Makes

By: Christopher C. Burt, 9:58 PM GMT on January 08, 2016

California: What a Difference a Month Makes

One month ago I posted a blog about the precipitation deficits that were endemic in California at that time (December 9, 2015) but just prior to the beginning of a series of storms that rolled in. As was expected, the storm door opened and remains open. Here is where California now stands as of January 9th, 2016 precipitation-wise. Looking a lot better!

Precipitation Totals

Although there h...

Extreme Weather Drought

California: Waiting for El Nino

By: Christopher C. Burt, 10:02 PM GMT on December 09, 2015

California: Waiting for El Nino

The title should read ’Waiting for El Nino-enhanced precipitation’ to affect the state since this, so far, has yet to occur. However, hopefully this will be the last blog I write for a while concerning how dry California has been these past years: a series of storms are now taking aim at the state and, perhaps, the beginning to the end of California’s drought nightmare is at hand. Nevertheless, there is an item of con...

Extreme Weather El Nino Precipitation Records

Updated: 12:53 AM GMT on December 11, 2015

Incredible November Warmth for Portions of the U.S., Europe and Beyond

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.


Extreme Weather Heat

Updated: 5:36 AM GMT on November 12, 2015

California Hopes for a Wet Winter

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...

Extreme Weather El Nino Precipitation Records Drought

Updated: 6:42 AM GMT on October 13, 2015

Hottest Summer on Record for Much of the Pacific Northwest

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...

Extreme Weather Heat

Updated: 5:59 PM GMT on September 08, 2015

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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.