Winter Superstorms in U.S. and Europe (2018)

A powerful Nor’Easter is forming off the East Coast of the U.S., while temperatures in Florida outpace those in Anchorage, Alaska. Meanwhile powerful storms swept through western Europe, France, the U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, and Germany. One difference are the rather mild temperatures in Europe compared to U.S. Arctic cold. The storm Eleanor sweeps France with…

Winter Superstorms and Global Warming

Cyclone’ to blast East Coast before polar vortex uncorks tremendous cold late this week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week Animation of low-level wind speed showing the development of the massive circulation https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/948311209970978822 Hansen: Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/acp-16-3761-2016.pdf Midweek snow and arctic cold on the way https://www.njtvonline.org/news/uncategorized/wrath-winter-midweek-snow-arctic-cold-way All day Thursday meteorologists are going to be glued…

Thomas Fire approaches Santa Barbara

The Thomas Fire ranks as the third-largest in California’s history with 267,500 acres burned, could become largest on record. Video footage by Mike Eliason https://twitter.com/EliasonMike NWS Los Angeles GOES 16 visible (red band) imagery shows smoke from the #ThomasFire flowing over the Channel islands https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/942183115321200641 Thomas Fire Likely to Become Largest in California History https://robertscribbler.com/2017/12/17/thomas-fire-likely-to-become-largest-in-california-history…

Wildfire California Extreme Footage Compilation (2017)

Dry weather and merciless winds, with gusts predicted to reach the strength of a Category 1 hurricane in mountainous areas, threaten to intensify the already devastating Southern California wildfires. A value of 48 is considered high danger, while 162 is extreme. Thursday’s score: 296, a record. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/07/us/ventura-fire-california/index.html L.A. County Fire Department https://twitter.com/LACoFDPIO Terrence McKelvey &…

Rare December Thomas Fire, conditions remain Critical

From Santa Barbara to San Diego, California’s coastal cities and mountains are on high alert this week, as an unusually prolonged bout of Santa Ana winds blowing toward the coast will lead to a multi-day period of extremely dangerous fire weather. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/extreme-weeklong-fire-threat-puts-southern-california-edge ThomasFire is currently 31,000 acres with 150 structures destroyed https://twitter.com/VCFD_PIO/status/938010468639154176 Neighborhood homes destroyed…