“The highly amplified weather pattern continues across Canada with a large ridge over Alaska that is sending Arctic air directly into the western prairies with rounds of early-season snow, while a massive ridge along the East Coast will take hold this weekend and early next week bringing record warmth to parts of Ontario and Quebec.
–Record October snowfall in Calgary, Alberta, yesterday with anywhere from 25-45 cm in and around Calgary. A total of 36 cm at Calgary International Airport through Tuesday evening! The previous October daily record for snowfall in Calgary was 29.7 cm on Oct. 4, 1914.”
“Streets and sidewalks were a slushy, slippery mess…
“…but the sun was shining brightly in Calgary on Wednesday after a record-breaking autumn snowstorm walloped parts of southern Alberta.”
“Remnants from a tropical storm that dropped a record amount of rain in the Phoenix area now are headed to Colorado and Utah… National Weather Service meteorologists say a record 2.35 inches (5.97 centimeters) of rain fell at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as of Tuesday night.
“That made it the rainiest October day since records have been kept.”
“…summer [in Washington DC] — which refused to go away in September — obstinately persists. Don’t stow away the shorts and sandals just yet.
“Temperatures are strangely trending up during the month’s opening stanza. Over the next 10 days, they’ll frequently surpass 80 degrees and could even flirt with 90 on one or two days.”
“Severe thunderstorms ripped through most of Pennsylvania Tuesday evening, causing hail, flash flooding, damaging winds and electrical outages.
“So far, the National Weather Service has confirmed at least five tornadoes, while storm surveys will continue Thursday.”
“The entire Chesapeake Bay has seen an increase in fresh water and record water flows from a series of late-summer storms, which have brought record rainfall.
“Extra fresh water lowers the salinity of Bay waterways, which can stunt the growth of oysters.”
“Only over time does the chronic exposure to low-level pollution take its toll.
“By the time this becomes obvious, often it is too late to do anything to save a particular population, whose decline might have knock-on effects on the surrounding environment, often with socio-economic consequences.”
“The Beast from the East and the summer of heat have been a double weather whammy sending food prices soaring.
“Throw in Brexit fears and Christmas could be a lean affair.”
“Droughts, floods and storms are hitting Africa with increasing frequency. With so many people dependent on subsistence agriculture, the results can be devastating, and the future looks uncertain.”
You may recall that cyclone Mekunu dropped three years’ rain in a single day on parts of Oman and Yemen in May.
“In a statement released Thursday morning, the India Meteorology Department said, “A low pressure area is very likely to form over Southeast Arabian Sea on October 5. It is likely to concentrate into a depression and move northwestwards during subsequent 48 hours. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm thereafter.””
“An appalling and atrocious drought worsens more and more the most food and water scarce region of Sindh – Achro Thar [Pakistan]. The severe dearth in Thar is now usurping the cattle and livestock of the locals, who already, have been suffering from the horrible outcomes of the harsh and ruthless weather conditions of region, water scarcity and food shortage as the nomads living mainly depends upon the livestock.”
“…the researchers felt the real shock in their tents after dark. “We hear this loud boom,” Podolskiy said. “We noticed that our glacier is bursting, or exploding with cracks at night.” …The authors of the new study describing the phenomenon note this is the first time such a large amount of seismic activity due to the thermal fracturing has been observed at relatively warm temperatures and outside polar regions.”
“A canal running through three districts in Krabi [Thailand] burst its banks and inundate several villages early on Thursday after hours of heavy rain overnight.
“Officials said the Klong Sin Poon canal that runs through Klong Thom district, Nua Klong district and Khao Phanom district overflowed at about 4am, causing widespread flooding in three districts.”
“Mangkhut swept through Hong Kong on September 16.
“The strongest storm on record to hit the city, it triggered a No 10 typhoon signal. The number of reports of fallen trees received by the Development Bureau recently topped 46,000, including the cases of 11 registered old and valuable trees.”
“Kong-rey will be the third former super typhoon to impact Japan this year, though — like the previous two, Jebi and Trami — the storm will have weakened below the super typhoon threshold (winds greater than 240 kph) when it reaches the island nation.”
Picture shows previous storms.
“Seven researchers have been evacuated from a remote atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a powerful hurricane headed their way, officials said Wednesday.
“A research vessel picked up the seven from French Frigate Shoals, said Kate Toniolo, the acting superintendent of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.”
“The National Meteorological Service reported that Sergio” the new weather phenomenon was located 1,410 kilometers south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, and away from Mexican territory.
“Hurricane Sergio reached category 3 on Tuesday Oct. 2…”
Heavy rains accompanied by gales appeared from midday on Wednesday in Colombia’s Aburrá Valley, causing flash flooding.
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“Every [Australian drought] is different but this time Schmidt has noticed one change from previous droughts has been the higher temperature. “The essential thing was there were two or three periods there where the temperature was above 40C for 15 days in a row and it just sapped all the moisture out of the soil,” Schmidt says. “That’s the difference between this drought and the others.””