84 year old lowest daytime high temperature record broken at LAX, 98 year record tied at San Diego, plus a string of records at many other cities

From the “weather is not climate department”, while the east gets a heat wave, southern California sets chilly records in July over several days. Both Los Angeles and San Diego NWS offices made a number of record event reports, which I’ve compiled below along with an LA Times story. Much of the Southwest was cooler…

Sea Ice News #13

By Steve Goddard This summer we have had confirmation that Arctic ice behaviour has everything to do with wind. During June, winds were circulating clockwise in an inwards spiral, which caused ice extent to diminish and ice concentration to remain high. Around July 1, the patterns reversed and we have seen counterclockwise winds pushing ice…

Rocky Mountain Highs

Guest post by Dr. Richard Alan Keen Oh my God, I’m going to fry!!! Watts Up With That posted a prediction by Noah Diffenbaugh at Stanford that heat waves will increase across the U.S. over the next few decades, with the largest increases being in the higher elevations of the Rockies, especially Colorado. Since I…

Philly to the Max

Guest post by Dr. Richard Alan Keen Although I’ve lived in Colorado for 40+ years, Philadelphia is my ancestral home and I keep track of the weather there.  Of course, I’m excited about any event that sets records there, and last week’s heat wave set several.  Apparently Michael Mann is excited, too, and in his…