France declares ‘calamité agricole’ after record cold

Farmers across France will receive government support after the agriculture minister acknowledged the damage the cold had wreaked on crops; with the cold snap set to continue across the country.…

Record Breaking Rain Claims Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

However, the fact that England & Wales are not seeing the same increases totally discredits the theory that a warmer atmosphere is driving heavier rain. Instead we need to look…

Hotel in Austin Texas sends letter to trapped guests: “we are out of food” – “use glowsticks for lighting”!

As we previously reported on the ice-storm Texas frozen wind power – outages ensue, electricity now at unheard of $9000 per megawatt-hour I have friends in Texas that are reporting…

Claim: Climate change is making extreme cold much less likely, despite the UK plummeting to -23°C

Extreme cold, a heatwave, a deluge, and another cold snap: the succession of different extremes raises questions about climate variability and climate change.

Claim: Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding – and climate change is making them stronger

Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow bands of moisture in the atmosphere that extend from the tropics to higher latitudes. These rivers in the sky can transport 15 times the volume…

The Stratosphere Has Warmed Profoundly This Month. What are the Implications?

As we will discuss, such stratospheric warmings are sometimes associated with distortions and alterations of the winds and temperatures in the lower atmosphere, resulting in anomalous weather from heat waves…

Coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature, first recorded by UW, officially confirmed

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON Research News MADISON, Wis. — Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified…

Extreme precipitation events have always occurred, but are they changing?

As we cope with these events, questions invariably arise about what role climate change may have played. Has a particular extreme been made worse because of our changing climate? How…

Derecho Iowa Corn Damage Imaged By Satellite

The August 10, 2020 derecho event caused an estimated 40 million acres of nearly-mature corn crop to be significantly damaged or destroyed, mainly in Iowa, but also in portions of…

California Wildfires and the Lightning Siege: How Unusual Is It?

California is burning and smoke has covered the northern half of the state and is spreading across the U.S. Most of the fires were started by a huge “lightning siege”…

Brazil “Megaflash” lightning sets world record.

The UN’s weather agency announced Thursday the longest lightning bolt on record—a single flash in Brazil on October 31, 2018 that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometers.

What is a derecho? An atmospheric scientist explains these rare but dangerous storm systems

Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University Thunderstorms are common across North America, especially in warm weather months. About 10% of them become severe, meaning they produce hail 1 inch or greater…

Michigan Dam Failures and Climate Change

Guest News Brief by Kip Hansen  —  23 May 2020   In keeping with the NY Times’ Editorial Narrative on climate change (“every story is a climate story”), Henry Fountain…

Lightning ‘superbolts’ form over oceans from November to February

University of Washington The lightning season in the Southeastern U.S. is almost finished for this year, but the peak season for the most powerful strokes of lightning won’t begin until…

Record High Temperatures in France: 3 Facts the Media Don’t Tell You

Reposted from Dr. Roy Spencer’s blog July 2nd, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. News reporting of the recent heat wave in France and other European countries was accompanied…

Why Caution Is Needed With Those Hail Pictures in Mexico

From Forbes A dose of common sense from Marshall Shepherd As I browsed the social media, I saw claims of climate change, “end of times” language, and sheer awe that…

Extremes

Reposted from Judith Curry’s Climate Etc by Judith Curry Politics versus science in attributing extreme weather events to manmade global warming. If you follow me on twitter, you may have…

Pennsylvania Man thinks roundabouts are causing tornadoes…

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Tornadoes & climate change — how strong is the evidence?

A twitter thread from Ryan Maue

Midwest Farmers May Miss Out On Disaster Aid After Severe Flooding

From The Daily Caller Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter U.S. disaster funds are out of reach for thousands of Midwest farmers who lost millions of dollars’ worth of crops due…

New storm chasing series takes the Internet by storm

Here’s some free publicity for a pretty cool series.  And hey it’s all about the weather. ~ctm My guess is that somebody will come up with a similar series about…

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide

From Eurekalert Public Release: 12-Dec-2018 Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide Climate change drives rainfall extremes Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) More and more rainfall extremes…

Coping with threats from hurricanes, wildfires and rising sea levels

From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Dec-2018 Several studies utilize risk assessment and risk mitigation practices to prepare for future severe weather events. Past practices are no longer adequate. Society for Risk…

Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter

From Eurekalert Public Release: 26-Nov-2018 American Geophysical Union IMAGE: Soybeans show the effect of the Texas drought near Navasota, TX on Aug. 21, 2013. Credit: USDA WASHINGTON, DC –A new study shows…