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Re: Strange weather 2019

Unread postPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2019, 21:09:27
by dohboi
‘Historic’ storm hurls huge waves and 191-mph winds at Hawaii; rare snow hits Maui


An extremely powerful winter storm is pulling away from Hawaii after unleashing damaging winds, massive waves, coastal flooding and snow in unusual places.

The storm, which the National Weather Service office in Honolulu described as “historic,” began pounding the islands Friday. Hawaii News Now reported a 66-year-old California man died in the rough surf off northwest Maui on Friday.

Forecasters “are calling this an unprecedented event and we concur that we rarely if ever have seen the combination of record high onshore waves, coupled with gale force winds,” said Sam Lemmo, administrator of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

The storm’s most extreme blow was generated on the Big Island’s towering peak of Mauna Kea, where a 191-mph wind gust blasted the mountain summit at 4:40 p.m. local time Sunday.

“That’s the strongest wind gust I’ve ever seen up there,” said Jon Jelsema, senior forecaster at the Weather Service office in Honolulu. “We tend to get a gust maybe to 150 mph once a winter or so, but never 191 mph.” ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/ ... hits-maui/

Re: Strange weather 2019

Unread postPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 13:44:28
by jawagord
As Johnny Carson quipped many many years ago, California has 3 seasons, FIRE, RAIN and MUD. But what did Johnny know, this is all caused by climate change, never happened before, right?

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.

At least two people died as the powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed damaging rain, snow and wind.

The system was moving across the U.S. West into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping Northern California and southern Oregon a day earlier.

The National Weather Service reported staggering rainfall amounts across California, including more than 24 centimetres over 48 hours at one location in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.

Nearly 37 per cent of California had no level of drought or abnormal dryness, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday. About 10.5 per cent of the state was in moderate drought, just over 1.6 per cent was in severe drought.
The remainder was in the abnormally dry category. The numbers reflect data gathered up to Tuesday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/storm-cre ... -1.5020757

Re: Strange weather 2019

Unread postPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 15:05:36
by jedrider
After so many years of drought and a prolonged wildfire season, I much preferred to be washed away!

Re: Strange weather 2019

Unread postPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 19:20:47
by dohboi
'We have death and devastation at every turn': the flood massacre of Queensland cattle

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... and-cattle

Cattle farmer Jodi Keough told Seven News she expected to lose half her herd, adding that if authorities do nothing "we're talking about a possible collapse of a primary industry in Australia."

Re: Strange weather 2019

Unread postPosted: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 11:45:27
by Tuike
It's reached 20.3 °C at Trawsgoed, Ceredigion making it the UK's warmest February day on record. It's also the first time we've recorded over 20 degrees in winter https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/11 ... 6498420738

I'm not familiar with UK weather. How much is the temperature anomaly from average?

Re: Strange weather 2019

Unread postPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2019, 18:42:28
by onlooker
Maybe not so strange but certainly intense Winter storm Scott
https://www.ibtimes.com/winter-storm-sc ... st-2770441