NoHype Weather -April Snowstorms: The Rule, Not the Exception

By Chris Martz  Last week, the Great Plains and upper Midwest were pummeled with a late-season blizzard. A wide swath of 10 to 20+ inches of snow buried parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, with the highest totals in the 20 to 30 inch range centered in far western Minnesota, and much…

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Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away

When thunderstorms brew over the tropics, California heat wave soon to follow University of California – Davis When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative…

Weather, not climate – French Fry Shortage looms

Mark Albright, former Washington State Climatologist writes: Due to the cold snowy late winter weather in eastern Washington and Oregon we may experience a french fry shortage this summer. Late potato planting could affect french fry supply By Anna King Excerpts: A bit north of Pasco, Washington, circle irrigation machines fan out in the distance, dark…

2019 Hurricane season forecast: below average

Dr. Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State University writes on Twitter: Seasonal #hurricane forecast from @ColoradoStateU predicts slightly below-average season: 13 named storms, 5 hurricanes & 2 major (Cat 3+, >=111 mph) hurricanes. Primary reason for slightly below-avg forecast is anticipated continuation of weak #ElNino. We anticipate that the 2019 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have…

Northern Hemisphere snow cover trends (1967-2018): A comparison between climate models and observations

According to the climate models, snow cover should have steadily decreased for all four seasons. However, the observations show that only spring and summer demonstrates a long-term decrease. Ronan Connolly, Michael Connolly, Willie Soon, David R. Legates, Rodolfo Gustavo Cionco , and V. M. Velasco Herrera Abstract: Observed changes in Northern Hemisphere snow cover from…

A February to remembrrr in L.A.: It never even reached 70 degrees

From The LA Times Home restaurant’s sprawling outdoor patio in Los Feliz, set under a canopy of large trees, was designed to take advantage of California’s temperate climate and typically sunny skies. But this February has been so cold that the restaurant scrambled to set up extra heaters outside the Craftsman-style house to keep diners…

Ice Tsunami Forces Residents To Evacuate Along Lake Erie

From CBS Pittbsurgh PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — High winds continue to cause chaos across the East coast, and residents near Lake Erie are dealing with another problem caused by the winds, an ice tsunami. Huge chunks of ice are being pushed off of the Niagara River, and onto lakeshore areas. Incredible video posted to social media…