More Record Heat Invading the U.S. as Cleanup From Rare February Tornadoes Begins

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 06:04 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 27, 2017

Record warmth slathered the Northeast on Friday and Saturday, the latest chapter in a phenomenal sequence of unseasonal mildness during the last half of February. As of Monday morning, NOAA’s U.S. Records site had catalogued 5857 daily record highs for the month, with only 95 daily record lows. Most of the record lows have occurred across the western U.S., whereas the bulk of record warmth has been east of the Rockies. The warmth has been even more impressive when...

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Updated: 09:23 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 27, 2017

All-Time Warmth for February Stretches to New England

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 05:47 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 24, 2017

A February remarkable for its long stretches of mildness steamed onward Thursday, with more all-time records for the month continuing to tumble across wide stretches of the U.S. The apex of the record-setting warmth expanded on Thursday from the Midwest (which we covered in our last post) into New York and New England (see below). A staggering number of daily record highs have been set in recent days, especially when juxtaposed against the sparse number of record lo...

Updated: 12:10 AM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 25, 2017

The Milding of February: All-Time Winter Warmth in Midwest

By: Bob Henson, 04:41 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 23, 2017

Residents of Wisconsin have never experienced a winter day like the one that enveloped the state in a springlike balm on Wednesday. An uncommon lack of late-February snow cover across Illinois and southern Wisconsin allowed very mild air streaming northward to sweep across the state with very little surface cooling. All three of Wisconsin’s largest cities saw the highest temperatures observed on any December, January, or February day in more than a century of reco...

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Updated: 06:16 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 23, 2017

More Floods and Evacuations in California--Plus Wind Gusts Topping 190 MPH

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 06:50 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 21, 2017

The atmospheric river that slammed the central third of California on Monday left its mark in multiple ways, including what could end up as the highest reliably recorded wind gusts for the state (see below). Fortunately, the storm underperformed somewhat when it came to rainfall, much like its older sibling that hit southern California last Friday. Rainfall amounts in Bay Area cities on Monday came in well short of the potential suggested by multiple model runs, alt...

Updated: 07:47 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 21, 2017

Dangerous, Multipronged Storm Strafing Central/Northern California

By: Bob Henson, 05:57 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 20, 2017

What may become known as the President’s Day Storm of 2017 barreled into the San Francisco Bay area on Monday morning. The core of the storm was an atmospheric river roughly 75 to 100 miles wide, pointing a firehose of moisture toward vulnerable foothills and urban areas. With soils already sodden, the risk of flash flooding was high, and the tail end of the storm promised to bring ferocious winds into the area that could knock out power for many thousands of resi...

Updated: 12:55 PM GMT on Φεβρουάριος 21, 2017

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