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2011 February

Summary to date (February 15) of Record Snowfalls during the 2010-2011 Season

A major pattern change is taking place across the lower 48 states of the U.S.A. and at least for the time being the never-ending succession of heavy snowstorms that has plagued the Midwest and East Coast seems to have come to an end. I thought it would be a good time to take stock of what has happened record-snow-wise so far this season. This blog is also to compliment Dr. Jeff Masters blog posted on February 11th, “Another amazingly snowy winter for the U.S.”.

weatherhistorian, • 5:27 AM GMT on February 15, 2011

Super Waves

I just finished reading a new book, The Wave; In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey and it inspired me to write this short blog on the subject. The most astonishing fact is that more than 200 supertankers, container ships, and bulk carriers over 350 feet in length have been lost at sea over the past 20 years due to severe weather and huge waves: more than one every two weeks on average. If this happened in the aviation industry it would be front-page news.

weatherhistorian, • 10:16 PM GMT on February 08, 2011

January 2011 Global Weather Extremes Summary

Another month of wild weather from around the world has just passed. Highlights include extraordinary snowfall in the Eastern portion of the U.S.A., record floods in Australia, Brazil, and Sri Lanka and record cold in Korea, Manchuria, and Japan.

weatherhistorian, • 11:34 PM GMT on February 02, 2011