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Please read the Contest participation guides and Rules here. Week 04-2020 (Jan 20th – Jan 26th) Contest Winners – the highest number of votes received. 1st place – WINNER: Gregor Vojščak – 346 votes “What a night it was on September 3rd 2018. 6 hours of non stop lightning action in N Adriatic sea with […]
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We are just seeing a pretty strong outbreak of cold air mass into east-central Europe this week, there is more coming soon! It appears likely another *very* powerful ridge/high-pressure system will form over North Atlantic and introduce a significant cold outbreak into western and potentially also southwestern Europe through the final days of March. Even […]
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Winter is back to the Balkans – a huge amount of snow is expected in some areas until Thursday, hurricane-force Bora along the Adriatic coast
A strong cold outbreak is underway across the east-central Europe and the Balkans this week, in response to a very powerful upper ridge and 1040+ mbar high-pressure system over northern half of Europe. The pattern also introduces a snowfall event over the Balkans where a deep upper low will maintain over the western part of […]
Spectacular mesovortices within the core of monster North Atlantic cyclone – the system has matured today and is now moving into Iceland
A very large North Atlantic depression has peaked today. It reached 953 mbar with the rapid intensification completed on Sunday morning. It, yet again, delivered a spectacular satellite presentation of the cyclone’s core, also with very interesting features in the evening hours – several mesovortices within its large core. The system is now moving across […]
A widespread cold air mass advection is underway towards central Europe – cold outbreak intensifying tomorrow while spreading into the Mediterranean
A powerful high-pressure system is dominating much of Europe today, centered over the Baltic region. With northeasterly winds along the southeastern flank of the ridge, a much colder air mass is now underway across the Balkans and central Europe. A developing cold outbreak intensifies tonight as the upper low aloft deepens. The much colder air […]
*COVID-19 vs Climate* Global CO2 levels have temporarily stopped rising, likely due to the industry slowdown as the world battles the new Coronavirus
As the world continues the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, we are starting to observe first potential effects on the climate system. The CO2 levels have currently paused the seasonal increase, likely due to the slowdown of the industry in China and the rest of the countries that are dealing with the outbreak of the […]
Destructive 5.3 magnitude #earthquake – the strongest in 140 years – hit Zagreb, Croatia this morning, March 22nd
A damaging earthquake hit the Croatian capital Zagreb this morning, March 22nd at 05:24 UTC (6:24 local time). Its magnitude was 5.3 by the EMS-98 scale, several aftershocks were followed later. Earthquake did a significant damage across the city of Zagreb, with severly damaged cars and houses. Several people were injured, at least one critical. […]
A rapidly intensifying extratropical cyclone in the North Atlantic this weekend – broad severe winds towards WNW Europe
It’s been about a week since the last deep cyclone over the North Atlantic, as strong ridge developed over the last days. To the west of the ridge, a very powerful frontal system and deep extratropical cyclone have developed today, over the Northwest Atlantic and the southern Labrador Sea. Rapid intensification is now underway, developing […]
New data of #COVID-19 effects on the significant decline of nitrogen dioxide over China, now again increasing as lockdown is over
The new data analysis by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveals significant changes in the air pollution across China. Data analysis between late December and mid-March shows a significant decline in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions during China’s national lockdown in January and February, followed by an increase of air pollution once the national lockdown is canceled […]
Cold outbreak with the significant temperature drop in the next days – *HIGH risk* for damaging frost of fruit trees across west-central Europe, Italy and the Balkans
All models are in very good agreement we will be facing a powerful and very dangerous cold outbreak from Sunday through Thursday. An advection of extremely cold late March temperatures will spread across east-central Europe and the Balkans first, then also reaching the Mediterranean and western and southwestern Europe. There is a *high risk* for […]
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Daylight is slowly expanding towards the Polar region as we’re going further into spring. This means we can observe some pretty spectacular imagery on the Arctic region sea ice extent we couldn’t see weeks ago during the polar night. Over the last few weeks, some clear days finally opened the skies so we can see […]
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Both European and American continents are ahead of a significant pattern change this week. Similar to Europe, an Arctic outbreak is expected to spread across a large part of the United States after today, with an extensive high-pressure system expanding from Canada. Temperatures will fall below 20 °F across the northern half of the US, […]
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Rex block pattern develops a dangerous Arctic outbreak across east-central Europe after Sunday – much colder weather is expected
A large part of Europe is facing a very warm period this week, as a strong Omega blocking pattern has established. But a significant pattern change is coming up this weekend, NAO (Noth Atlantic Oscillation) turns into a negative phase. This means a strong upper-level ridge will develop over the Atlantic and expanding into Europe […]
*Rare event* A rare Ozone hole develops over the Arctic/Canadian region, unusually strong for the Northern Hemisphere!
It is a rather rare occurrence to see a larger area of sustained ozone depletion over the Arctic regions during the late winter/early spring season. But this year, records were broken, as an unusually large area of ozone depletion has formed. We have all heard of ozone before. More likely in the context of the […]
A very warm period across a large part of Europe this week, locally more than 20°C again. But much colder across the UK, Ireland, and Turkey
An extensive upper-level Omega blocking pattern is establishing across a large part of Europe this week. It will bring spring-like weather across the east and central Europe, partly also over southern Europe. Afternoon temperatures will locally exceed 20 °C. Cold weather develops over UK and Ireland, persisting over Turkey as well. An Omega blocking pattern […]
A dangerous Category 2 Tropical Cyclone #HEROLD will pass between Mauritius and Rodrigues island on Tuesday – severe damaging winds threat for Rodrigues
Tropical Cyclone #Herold has maintained its 75-80 knots intensity today, while the central pressure is around 972 mbar. It is moving southeast now with an accelerating rate and expected to affect both Mauritius and Rodrigues islands. Its track tomorrow will be very near Rodrigues island, so a potentially dangerous situation could evolve over the island. […]
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Please read the Contest participation guides and Rules here. Week 03 of 2020 (Jan 13th – Jan 19th) – the highest number of votes received. 1st place – WINNER: Stavros Kesedakis – 171 votes “The beauty of the structure…Rhodes island Greece” by Stavros Kesedakis 2nd place: Andi Dorninger – 120 votes “Color Explosion at […]
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A very large North Atlantic cyclone reveals a spectacular view from the satellites, spreading severe winds towards northern & western Europe
Monday’s update on the very large depression – a deep cyclone is centered west of Iceland and is dominating the whole North Atlantic. It has matured this morning and is now gradually moving east. Its wind field is huge, spreading severe winds and high waves towards northern UK, Faroes, and Iceland until Wednesday. The most […]
Spectacular tandem of Tropical Cyclone #GRETEL and another cyclone. Gretel blasted New Caledonia with severe winds and torrential rainfall, now heading for Northern New Zealand
Tropical Cyclone Gretel is a Category 2 storm and continues southeast, located south of New Caledonia. The island was impacted by severe winds and torrential rainfall yesterday (Sunday). Gretel has the maximum sustained winds of 55 knots (65 mph / 100 km/h) with the minimum central pressure near 981 mbar. It has likely peaked today […]
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A Category 2 Tropical Cyclone #HEROLD continues rapidly strengthening along northeast Madagascar – expected to head towards Rodrigues island this week
A rapidly strengthening Tropical Cyclone #Herold continues to churn just off the eastern coast of Madagascar, maintaining its almost stationary position. There is a small eye becoming visible lately. Herold is packing the maximum sustained winds of 70 knots (80 mph / 130 km/h) and a central pressure of around 979 mbar. Its movement is […]
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