NOAA Forecasts a 2017 Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

Gerry Bell of NOAA gives an update on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook (typically lasting from June 1 to November 30), and how to prepare for the hurricane season.

More info from NOAA available at:
Preparation http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html
Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane
Active storm map http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Climate Models Predict Extreme Rains

Climate models forecast extreme rainfall http://climatenewsnetwork.net/climate-models-extreme-rainfall The Global Challenges Foundation’s annual report “Global Catastrophic Risks 2017” is based on the latest scientific research. It contains contributions from leading experts, and summarizes the current status of global efforts to manage catastrophic risks. The GCF has also commissioned an international survey, in which 8,000 members of the…

Expert explains link between Extreme Weather and Climate Change (March 2017)

Dr. Kevin Trenberth from the National Center for Atmospheric Research will explore the role of El Niño, climate change, and other influences on the weather and climate, and their role in recent costly and unusual extremes of weather, such as record breaking temperatures, drought and wildfires in the United States and around the world. –…

Worst Canadian Flood in Decades Footage Compilation (May 8-9 2017)

Persistent, steady rains soaking swaths of central and eastern Canada have created record precipitation levels triggering widespread flooding and put residents and governments on high alert. Lake Ontario hits record level after ‘unbelievable’ amounts of rain http://www.newyorkupstate.com/weather/2017/05/lake_ontario_levels_break_record_and_water_levels_are_still_rising.html Here are the climate science benchmarks of the Quebec floods http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/05/08/news/here-are-climate-science-benchmarks-quebec-floods Canada flood damage worsens but heavy rains…

Ex-Cyclone Debbie’s Flooding Footage Towns underwater (30 + 31 March 2017)

National Warnings Summary http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Residents of low-lying parts of Logan and the Gold Coast have been told to move to higher ground as a “wall of water” heads towards the region. The Gold Coast council has told residents near the northern suburbs of Stapylton and Jacobs Well to evacuate, and warned those who remain behind…

Cyclone Debbie Footage Compilation (March 28, 2017)

Cyclone Debbie’s impact on the Queensland coast, after making landfall. The full extent of impacts will become more visible in the days ahead. The system continues to slowly move inland after unleashing its full force on Queensland’s north coast. References Cyclone Debbie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Debbie Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Debbie Pounding Queensland, Australia https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/category-3-tropical-cyclone-debbie-pounding-queensland-australia Climate Council warns…

Study: Human fingerprint found on global extreme weather

Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find

Study Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events http://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242

Further reading https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/27/climate-change-human-fingerprint-found-on-global-extreme-weather

Cyclone Debbie Largest Storm to hit Queensland since 2011

March 27, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. Related news Sat images via http://www.goes.noaa.gov/f_himawari-8.html Evacuations ordered as Australia braces for cyclone http://www.abc17news.com/weather/queensland-braces-for-nasty-cyclone-debbie/418278207 Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told…