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It has been an active week with storms across many parts of Europe this week. One particularly active period was the mid-week days, Tuesday and Wednesday along with the frontal system across central into eastern Europe. In the early Wednesday morning, July 2nd, Polish storm chaser Łukasz Żak photographed a stunning shelf cloud along the […]
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Arctic on fire: Siberian wildfires expand dramatically, sending a smoke cloud towards Canada and the United States
Record-breaking temperatures in the Russian Arctic region and Siberia continue to remain much higher than normal which has contributed to an increase of hundreds of wildfires. The Siberia wildfires coverage and burning land areas are now extending across nearly 3 million acres (= 1.2 million hectares). Smoke cloud is exceptionally large and pushed also towards […]
The latest Nature Climate Change researchers have found that the South pole is warming at a much faster rate than the rest of Earth – up to three times faster! The past three decades have seen a dramatic increase in temperatures over Antarctica, a study has found. This could have a huge impact on the […]
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Please read the Contest participation guides and Rules here. Week24 of 2020 (June 08th – June 14th) – the highest number of votes received. 1st place – WINNER: Zbigniew Stańczyk – 379 votes “Dynów Poland 12,06,2020” by Zbigniew Stańczyk 2nd place: Péter Kövesi – 370 votes “Early evening thunderstorm…East Hungary, near Püspökladány…08.06.2020” by Péter Kövesi […]
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A new world record lightning has been recorded! A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash. The longest lightning flash duration is now set at more than 16 seconds in Argentina, while the longest distance is set […]
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The European continent is experiencing very warm to locally hot weather these days. A warm advection has established ahead of a large upper trough over western Europe, pushing temperatures into low to mid-30s in some areas. The highest temperatures are recorded in Iberian peninsula, precisely over southern Spain where peak values have approached +40 °C […]
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Saharan cloud event forecast: The dust cloud will stay over the south USA until Tuesday, as a new dust wave is already approaching the Caribbean
The Saharan dust cloud has now reached the Gulf of Mexico and the southern coastal areas of the USA. Unhealthy concentrations of PM 2.5 particles are already being detected across the southern states. Latest forecasts show a new dust cloud following behind early next week. In our previous article, we discussed the start of a […]
Please read the Contest participation guides and Rules here. Week 23 of 2020 (June 01st – June 07th) – the highest number of votes received. 1st place – WINNER: Maximilian Ziegler – 593 votes “Incoming supercell, 9.8.2019, Heilbronn (Germany)” by Maximilian Ziegler 2nd place: Brad Hannon – 482 votes “Monster tornadic supercell at night. Rapid […]
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With the seasonal progress into summer, tropical weather activity begins. This week, four (4) tropical waves have formed over the Eastern Pacific and are organizing. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has analyzed these 4 systems west of Central America, moving west. The most organized systems are Invest #93E and Invest 94E. System #94E will be […]
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The 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the southern coastline of the country of Mexico this morning local time, Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020. It was felt from the capital Mexico city as well, 400 miles away. The epicenter was near the town of Coyul, 31 km (approx. 20 miles) from the city of San Miguel del Puerto, […]
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Please read the Contest participation guides and Rules here. Week 22 of 2020 (May 25th – May 31st) – the highest number of votes received. 1st place – WINNER: Alexandru Andrei Micu – 555 votes “Alba Iulia, Romania-29 May 2020” by Alexandru Andrei Micu 2nd place: Stavros Kesedakis – 429 votes “A large and relatively […]
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After a relatively cold period in many parts of Europe this month, the summer heat is finally arriving this week. Strong blocking pattern establishes over west-central and southwestern Europe, leading into much warmer to locally hot weather through the remainder of June. There has been near record-breaking heat over Scandinavia last week. WARM ADVECTION INTO […]
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*EXTREME* Siberian #heatwave – Verhojansk hits +38.0 °C = 100.4 °F and shatters all-time heat record of the Arctic Circle
A northeastern Siberian town Verkhojansk likely set a record for the highest temperature ever documented in the Arctic Circle. A historic heatwave has developed over Arctic Russia this month – Siberia is literally on fire! The fire season started earlier. Additionally, extreme heat with temperatures near or above 35 °C is expected to continue through […]
An unusually large Saharan dust cloud is moving across the Atlantic. It will reach Carribeans and the southern United States by the end of the week!
Saharan dust cloud events across the Atlantic Ocean are not uncommon. But currently, there is a massive Saharan dust cloud moving across the Atlantic Ocean, and it will reach the southern United States by the end of the week. Strong thunderstorms and convective systems over Africa, sometimes create massive dust storms. If the pressure […]
A rather deep surface cyclone will develop over the eastern North Atlantic this weekend, developing widespread severe winds into part of western Europe. Severe winds are likely to spread across Ireland and Scotland on Saturday. High waves are also expected along the western and southwestern coastal areas. STRONG DEPRESSION OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC The […]
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Please read the Contest participation guides and Rules here. Week 21 of 2020 (May 18th – May 24th) – the highest number of votes received. 1st place – WINNER: Danijel Palčić – 353 votes “Spectacular shelf cloud approaching Lun, Pag Island, Croatia, 2.10.2019.” by Danijel Palčić 2nd place: Brad Hannon – 302 votes “The Octopus […]
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It has been quite an interesting pattern over a large part of Europe lately. The upper-level lows are playing the main role for our weather this month – it is rather unstable in many areas. However, the pattern acts this way due to a strong blocking ridge across the North Atlantic, which extends also over […]
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Please read the Contest participation guides and Rules here. Week 20 of 2020 (May 11th – May 17th) – the highest number of votes received. 1st place – WINNER: Danijel Palčić – 566 votes “Escape from the storm. Island of Pag, Croatia, 17.5.2018” by Danijel Palčić 2nd place: Bastian Werner – 404 votes “Long lived […]
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While most of the European continent is rather struggling with very warm or hot weather lately, there is a powerful warm advection underway across western Russia. Very high temperatures are being pushed into the Arctic circle! Yesterday, June 9th, station Nizhnyaya Pesha (Russia), which is located at 66.7 °N, hit +30.3 °C. A hot day […]
An environmental disaster strikes in the Arctic Circle, as 21,000 tonnes of oil spills into the Arctic rivers, dying them red!
Spring in Siberia has been unusually warm, and one of the warmest on record. Higher than normal temperatures have started to melt the permafrost layer, causing a diesel fuel tank to collapse and spill out over 20.000 tonnes of diesel oil into the Arctic environment. WEATHER CONDITIONS Weather in Siberia has been very mild during […]
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