01/26/2020, 1:33 pm EST

North-central/Midwest U.S. Wettest on Record 2019

The North-central to Midwest U.S. observed the wettest year in the 125-year climatology in 2019. The historic wet pattern of 2019 was preceded by equally wet conditions as the Upper Midwest ranked wettest while the Midwest was second wettest in 2018.
01/20/2020, 10:33 am EST

The Historic Global Warmth of December 2019

There were many near record continental warm temperatures observed in December 2019. Australia and the Hawaiian Islands observed their warmest months of December on record. The global SSTA pattern were ceratinly very warm supporting the upper air patterns required to generate the warmth.
01/14/2020, 12:53 pm EST

Taal Volcano in Philippines is a Potential Climate Influencer

The Taal Volcano located on Luzon Island in the Philippines is considered one of the 10-most dangerous volcanoes in the world due its potential destructive eruptive power. Authorities are concerned that the spewing volcano could erupt “within a few hours or days” possibly reaching volcanic eruption index 4 based on the most recent 1977 and 1965 analogs.
01/12/2020, 11:48 am EST

A Review of the January 10-11, 2020 Severe Weather Event

Yet another historic extreme event…581 severe weather reports on January 11th! Possibly the strongest severe weather episode on record for January occurred yesterday as a deep upper trough in the jet stream pattern across the U.S. turned northeastward across the East-central U.S. inviting very warm and humid air northward from the warmer-than-normal subtropical East Pacific and western North Atlantic basin causing a buoyant and unstable atmosphere.