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2014 June

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.

weatherhistorian, • 6:43 PM GMT on June 27, 2014

All-time June 24-hour Precipitation Record Broken in Savannah, Georgia

An intense cluster of thunderstorms dropped 6.65” of rainfall in about a four-hour period on Monday afternoon and evening at Savannah’s International Airport. This is a new calendar day record for the month of June in Savannah. Radar estimated rainfall reached 10.45” in some areas of the Savannah metro region.

weatherhistorian, • 7:08 PM GMT on June 24, 2014

Rare June Snowfall in Estonia

Just weeks following record high temperatures, portions of Estonia, Latvia, and Russia saw a rare June snowfall on June 17th. In the U.S., snow also fell on the same day in the mountains of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. Some significant accumulations were reported at relatively low elevations as well.

weatherhistorian, • 6:29 PM GMT on June 20, 2014

Record Rainfall in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

As Jeff Masters blogged today (June 17th) deadly tornadoes struck Nebraska on Monday June 16th. Tornadoes also were reported in Iowa and Wisconsin. Accompanying the twisters were some phenomenal rainfalls in nearby South Dakota. One site, Canton, reported 8.43” of rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. local time June 17th.

weatherhistorian, • 6:34 PM GMT on June 17, 2014

May 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

May featured record heat in portions of China, Japan, Korea, and Eastern Europe. Deadly floods occurred in China and the Baltics. The most intense tropical storm on record for May, Amanda, formed in the Eastern Pacific. The global temperature anomaly rankings for May have yet to be released by NOAA or NASA, but given the unusual warmth (at least over land) I would not be surprised if the month ends up ranking as among the warmest Mays on record.

weatherhistorian, • 7:34 PM GMT on June 13, 2014

Early Summer Heat Broils Northern Hemisphere

While the summer has started off relatively cool for the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. many other locations in the world have been broiling the past several weeks. Record or near-record heat has been observed in portions of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, India, Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, Libya, Chad, and Mexico. Here’s a brief summary of the highlights.

weatherhistorian, • 9:06 PM GMT on June 10, 2014

California Drought Update; Big Improvement in Texas

The rainy season is essentially over for California. Although it officially does not come to a close until June 30th, the odds of any further precipitation this month anywhere in the state (aside from scattered thunderstorms in the Sierra and desert southeast) are extremely small. That’s the bad news. The good news is a tremendous improvement in drought conditions in Texas. Here’s a brief review.

weatherhistorian, • 8:39 PM GMT on June 06, 2014