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2012 October

Late Season Tropical Storms that have affected the U.S. north of Hatteras

As it appears increasingly likely that a ‘Frankenstorm’ may hit the U.S. coast somewhere between Delaware and Maine between October 29th and November 1st I thought I would take a look back and see what other late season storms of this nature and magnitude have previously affected the region.

weatherhistorian, • 8:26 PM GMT on October 26, 2012

The Top 12 Most Unusual Weather-related Photographs

It’s been a relatively slow week weather-wise so I thought I’d take this opportunity to showcase some of the most unusual photographs ever taken of weather events. The selection is not a collection of the most beautiful (four of them are black and white) or spectacular weather images but rather a selection of very rare photographs mostly taken by amateurs that happened to be in the right place at the right time. Even professional weather photographers could probably never replicate most of them. Here they are in no particular order.

weatherhistorian, • 8:37 PM GMT on October 19, 2012

50th Anniversary of the Columbus Day Storm

Today, October 12th, marks the 50th anniversary of the ‘Big Blow’ as the intense extra-tropical storm that hit the Pacific Northwest on October 12, 1962 is knick-named. This storm ranked as one of the deadliest and most destructive in that region’s and United States history. Here is summary of the storm.

weatherhistorian, • 7:34 PM GMT on October 12, 2012

September 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary

September featured two major Category 5 Super Typhoons in the West Pacific, a tremendous extra-tropical storm in the United Kingdom and some horrific wild fires in Spain. A new national all-time heat record may have been set in Venezuela and some record rainfalls in Pakistan led to floods that drowned hundreds.

weatherhistorian, • 4:27 AM GMT on October 06, 2012