“The National Weather Service says Seattle’s high temperature of 79 degrees makes it the warmest March day on record since 1894.
“The National Weather Service said on Twitter that the temperature was recorded Tuesday afternoon. The previous record was 78 degrees on March 29, 2004.
“On Monday, Seattle hit 76 degrees, which was the earliest ever in the calendar year that Seattle has been that warm.
“The weather service says other cities in Western Washington including Olympia, Bellingham and Hoquiam also broke daily record high temperatures on Tuesday.”
“Vancouver wasn’t the only city that experienced historic temperatures.
“Yesterday, 32 warm weather records were broken across the province [of British Columbia].”
“As the season of extremes comes to a close, it is only fitting that it ends with a round of record-setting high temperatures.
“Parts of Southeast Alaska will soar to mid-summer levels of warmth with enough sunshine to warrant sunglasses and a thick layer of sunscreen.”
“The flooding that devastated the U.S. Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said…
““It’s already not looking good downstream for the middle and lower Mississippi and Missouri (rivers) into Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri,” Bob Oravec, a meteorologist with the NWS’s Weather Prediction Center, said early Wednesday.”
“Dominican Republic faces worst drought in decades.”
20c weather in Scotland in March doesn’t seem so weird when the UK has already reached 21c in February:
“Scots are set to bask in glorious sunshine and highs of 20C this week after a miserable bout of wet and windy weather. Warm air is set to blow in from the Azores in the mid-Atlantic, which means temperatures could be around 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year.”
“No, you didn’t just imagine it. With ten days still to go, this March is already the rainiest on record across huge swathes of southern Sweden.
“People in Gothenburg have spent the past three weeks enduring a record 134 millimetres of rain and drizzle.”
“Mr Lomenen also accused the county government of failing to mobilise resources to supply food to affected families.
““The national and county governments knew that Turkana [Kenya] is a drought-prone area and locals have been surviving on relief food. We raised the matter with both governments but no one wanted to listen to us,” Lomenen said.”
“Mozambique’s port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai. So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African country, but the death toll could be much higher.
“Those who survived the disaster have had little reprieve to mourn the loss of their loved ones or salvage the little that is remaining of their belongings. They are in desperate need of food, shelter and clothing…”
“The climate crisis that is driving sea level rises and more extreme rainfall is making deadly storms like the one that hit southern Africa more severe, according to experts.
“Cyclone Idai, the tropical storm that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, has been described as the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere…”
“The Malaysian government will despatch water tankers to Kedah if the dry and hot spell persists, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
““There are several areas that have water-treatment issues, particularly in the north like Kedah and the agencies have already gone there.”
“The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia’s Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said on Wednesday.
“Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 victims are confirmed to have died and 79 are unaccounted for…”
“Cyclone Trevor is expected to restrengthen significantly once in the Gulf of Carpentaria, reaching Category 4 strength (equivalent to a Category 3 or 4 hurricane).
“The potential exists for Trevor to reach Category 5 strength prior to reaching the coast of Northern Territory.”
“Since 1999, Americans have experienced twice as many record highs as record lows, according to a data analysis performed by the Associated Press.
“The conclusions were drawn after studying 424 weather stations in the Lower 48 that had consistent temperature records dating back to 1920. The study counted the number of times daily hot temperature records were either broken or tied, then compared them to the cold records set; in a stable climate, the numbers would have been roughly the same.”