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2014 September

Another Record Rainfall in Southern France

It is hard to believe that another rainstorm of equal intensity to that which I blogged about just 11 days ago has again struck the Languedoc Region of Southern France. This time the focus of the storm was centered over the city of Montpellier, Herault District, near the Mediterranean Coast.

weatherhistorian, • 8:12 PM GMT on September 30, 2014

Record Fall Heat in the U.S. and Canadian High Plains

Temperatures on Thursday and Friday, September 25-26, soared to record levels for this time of the year in Montana, Wyoming, western North Dakota, and the south-central Canadian Plains. Here are a few details.

weatherhistorian, • 7:53 PM GMT on September 26, 2014

California Wildfire Update

The King Fire, east of Sacramento in California, has now charred 90,000 acres and burned at least 32 structures including 10 homes. It is now 35% contained thanks to a cool, moist weekend. However, the next two days will be critical in its containment since weather conditions have changed back to windy and warm.

weatherhistorian, • 8:31 PM GMT on September 23, 2014

Incredible Rainstorm in Southern France

Torrential rainfall Tuesday through Thursday morning (September 16-18) in the Languedoc Region of southern France has resulted in flooding that has killed at least four people with two others still missing. The rainfall rates during the storm were phenomenal.

weatherhistorian, • 7:50 PM GMT on September 19, 2014

August 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary

August featured a record heat wave in the Baltics and Belarus, record cold in Northern Ireland, extreme rainfall events along the U.S. East Coast and in Michigan. Deadly flooding in Nepal and India killed at least 200 and Typhoon Halong hit Japan. A rare tropical storm struck the Big Island of Hawaii. Perth, Australia had its warmest August on record while Darwin measured its coldest August temperature on record.

weatherhistorian, • 9:33 PM GMT on September 12, 2014

Record Rainfall Deluges Phoenix, Arizona

Moisture associated with former Hurricane Norbert swept over southern California, southern Nevada, and Arizona on Monday resulting in record rainfall for parts of Arizona and flash flooding that took the lives of two. The official weather site at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Int’l Airport picked up an all-time calendar day precipitation amount of 3.29”. Meanwhile, across the country in Virginia, over 12” has fallen near Smithfield in 24 hours.

weatherhistorian, • 7:33 PM GMT on September 09, 2014

U.S. Temperatures Running Unusually Hot AND Unusually Cold this Year

My previous blog dealt with the record summer warmth in the Pacific Northwest relative to the cool summer that much of the rest of the nation has enjoyed. An interesting report published in late August by NOAA’s climate portal Climate.gov states that for the January-July period the contiguous U.S. has never seen such “radically different temperature extremes as they have so far this year.” In other words, it has been BOTH unusually cold AND unusually warm across the country since January 1st.

weatherhistorian, • 7:26 PM GMT on September 05, 2014

Warmest Summer on Record for some U.S. Northwest Cities

While much, if not most, of the contiguous U.S. had a cooler than normal summer, the Pacific Northwest endured one of its hottest such on record. Here are a few details.

weatherhistorian, • 8:08 PM GMT on September 02, 2014