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2013 January

A Wild Ride Weather-wise the past Four Days

A powerful cold front swept across the eastern two thirds of the nation Tuesday and Wednesday resulting in record warmth, rains and severe storms ahead of the front, and deep snow and frigid temperatures at the back of the system. Here are some of the storm’s highlights.

weatherhistorian, • 10:28 PM GMT on January 31, 2013

7 airports set all-time January highs; Chicago sees record-late snow

January 2013 has been full of both record warm temperatures and record lows! Chicago set a record for all-time latest 1 inch snowfall this year, and there's a little trivia about Al Capone that's related...

angelafritz • 8:40 PM GMT on January 29, 2013

Bitter cold and snow in the Northeast, Midwest

Extreme cold is gripping the Northeast and Midwest this week, and some incredible lake effect snowfall totals have been recorded in New York.

weatherhistorian, • 4:43 PM GMT on January 23, 2013

Lake Effect Snow Totals and Historical Perspective

An epic lake effect snow event started Monday around the Great Lakes. Some incredible snowfall totals have already been racked up. So how do these recent events compare to other historical lake-effect snowstorms?

weatherhistorian, • 7:55 PM GMT on January 22, 2013

Another ‘Pole of Cold’ Discovered? The Case of Orlovka, Kazakhstan

Ace temperature detective and climatologist Maximiliano Herrera may have discovered a remote place in Kazakhstan that has one of the most extreme climates in the world. This is a guest blog courtesy of Max.

weatherhistorian, • 7:20 PM GMT on January 14, 2013

December 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary

December was notable for Typhoon Bopha, the deadliest single weather event of 2012, some major snowstorms in the U.S., record heat in Brazil and Thailand, and unusually cold conditions in China, Korea, Japan, and Central Asia. Christmas week brought an extensive tornado outbreak to portions of the U.S. South and Southeast.

weatherhistorian, • 11:42 PM GMT on January 10, 2013

Record January Warmth in France and Australia while Record Cold in China and

January has gotten off to an extreme start temperature-wise for many parts of the world although it has been fairly normal so far in the U.S.

weatherhistorian, • 8:27 PM GMT on January 07, 2013

Snow in Mexico and Southwest Texas, Record Heat in Australia

El Paso, Texas picked up 3.0” of snow (officially at the NWS office) on Thursday and Friday this week and heavy snow fell in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico about 200 miles south of El Paso. How unusual is this?

weatherhistorian, • 8:49 PM GMT on January 04, 2013

2012 a Record Warm Year for Continental U.S.

As most of you probably already know, 2012 has been the warmest calendar year on record for the continental U.S. according to NCDC data going back to 1895. The final actual average temperature for the year has yet to be tallied but as of Dec. 1st stood at 57.06°F (13.92°C), well above the previous record for the same time period (first 11 months of the year) of 56.05°F (13.36°C) set in 1934. What was truly astonishing, however, was the ratio of heat records versus cold records that was established over the course of the year.

weatherhistorian, • 8:36 PM GMT on January 02, 2013