isothermalsection

Author Topic: Weather in the USA 2019  (Read 1253 times)

Offline ato2

  • Financial Supporter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1442
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 158
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hawaii, possibly the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in the state.
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 10:09:26 PM »
That was interesting to see!
"Send more beer!"
[found in a report to HQ, from a Officer stationed in some outpost in Roman Britain]

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Skiers can’t reach resorts … 13½ feet (4.1 m) of snow this month alone … to the 15th of Feb … almost a foot a day. “Please stay home,” says sheriff.
________________

Snow storms hammered California mountains for a fourth straight day, forcing closure of several routes to the Lake Tahoe ski-resort area, including about 70 miles (110 km) of I-80. Some resorts reported 3 feet (1 m) of snow since Thursday.

“Tahoe & Truckee are in whiteout conditions. All roads leading in & out of the basin are closed. S/R 267 is so deep that plows ca no longer plow. They have ordered up a large blower to try and clear the pass. I80 & Mt. Rose Highway are also closed. Please stay home,” warned Placer County sheriff Lt. Andrew Scott.

An additional 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 m) of snow was expected

Meanwhile, California’s Mammoth Mountain, about 140 miles (225 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe, was about to break a more than 30-year record for monthly snowfall, resort spokesman Justin Romano said.

The resort has already received 163 inches (414 cm) of snow this month alone, just 5 inches shy of its snowfall record for the entire month of February, set in 1986.

https://www.apnews.com/9fe443c3777746fe84b40fe6dc057fc8

See video from Placer County y sheriff Lt. Andrew Scott:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/CAwx?src=hash

See tweet from Placer County y sheriff Lt. Andrew Scott:
https://twitter.com/AndrewScottPCSO/status/1096495418341392384

Thanks to Don Wilkening for these links

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
https://electroverse.net/palm-springs-record-cold-streak-88-days-without-80-degrees-torrential-rains-to-boot/

Palm Springs is having a record cold streak. The city, famed as a warm-weather winter getaway, has gone 88 days without temperatures hitting 80 degrees, according to the NWS. And no relief is expected soon.

Since record-keeping began in 1922, the longest Palm Springs had gone without thermometers cracking 80 degrees was during the winter of 1969 to 1970, according to weather service meteorologist Adam Roser.

Back then the city went 71 days –Nov 26, 1969, to Feb 6, 1970 — at sub 80 degrees.

“It looks like a record,” Roser said of this season. “It’s going to be over three months of not hitting 80.”

Temperatures next week are expected to remain cool, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s, Roser said. “It’s definitely been cooler than average, about 10 to 15 degrees below average,” he said.

Since Oct. 1–the beginning of the annual rainy season–Palm Springs has recorded 7.07 inches of rain. That’s more than double the 3.31 inches the city would have seen at this point in the season in an average year.


For the full article from USA Today’s desertsun.com, click here.

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
usa. Temperatures in the west running 10-20 degrees below average
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2019, 06:42:31 PM »
Also, more than a foot (more than 30 cm) additional snowfall is forecast for some of the major mountain ranges in Arizona, southern Utah, and southwestern Colorado through Friday night.

Cold, snow and a wintry mix will be prevalent across the northern Mid-Atlantic, stretching into Northeast and Upper Great Lakes Wednesday evening.

Sleet, and then rain, is expected for areas near and east of I-95. Freezing rain is also likely farther inland across western Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland, and into Pennsylvania. Significant icing is also possible for some interior valley locations.

Out West, high temperatures will continue to run 10-20 degrees below average along and west of the Continental Divide through the end of the week.

A storm system is forecast to slowly churn across the Southwest and exit into the Southern Plains by Friday evening, bringing heavy snow to the higher elevations of the Southwest and Southern Rockies.

https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/hpcdiscussions.php?disc=pmdspd

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
It snowed in Las Vegas on Sunday night for the third time this winter.
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2019, 06:45:44 PM »
It snowed in Las Vegas on Sunday night for the third time this winter.

19 Feb 2019 – It is uncommon for snowfall to be as widespread as it was in Las Vegas valley, said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler.

Some parts of Summerlin got 2.5 inches, while Mt Charleston got more than 3.5 inches. The ski resort on Mt Charleston – which is within the Las Vegas city limits – has all 26 of its trails open.

There is a good chance of more snow for Thursday, said Outler.

Multiple snow days in February are rare. Only twice since 1939 has Las Vegas seen more than three February snowfall days – the last time in 1949.

https://weather.com/news/weather/news/2019-02-18-snow-las-vegas-nevada-february

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/it-just-snowed-in-vegas-and-likely-will-again-this-week-that-isnt-normal/ar-BBTMa1l?ocid=spartanntp

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine,l Ian Campbell, Steven W. Little, Ryan and Vance for these links


Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
record for snowfall in Flagstaff, Arizona
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2019, 08:32:02 AM »
Not just for February 21st, but for ANY day of the year in more than a century.

Thursday set the all-time daily record for snowfall in Flagstaff, Arizona, with 35.9 inches (91.2 cm) of snow. The previous record of 31 inches (78.7 cm) was set more than a century ago, on Dec. 30, 1915.


Thursday’s storm also shattered February’s all-time daily snowfall record of 24 inches set on Feb. 2, 1901

The storm unloaded feet of snow, creating blizzard conditions and shutting down travel over the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico.

https://twitter.com/NWSFlagstaff/status/1098854375471136769

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/flagstaff-arizona-sets-all-time-snow-record-as-major-snowstorm-slams-southwestern-us/70007498

Offline Martin4Jay

  • Financial Supporter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1575
  • Country: gb
  • Karma: 179
  • Gender: Male
  • I am disabled and love the changes in weather
Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2019, 10:29:01 PM »
Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat.

https://dailym.ai/2SmNrOD
Taunton Narols Farm


They call me the secret squirrel

Offline Martin4Jay

  • Financial Supporter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1575
  • Country: gb
  • Karma: 179
  • Gender: Male
  • I am disabled and love the changes in weather
Tornado Kills 1 in Mississippi; Flooding Threatens Southeast
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2019, 11:51:20 PM »
Tornado Kills 1 in Mississippi; Flooding Threatens Southeast

Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat.

A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi, and a man died when he drove into floodwaters in Tennessee, officials said.

https://bit.ly/2VqJBG9

Offline Martin4Jay

  • Financial Supporter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1575
  • Country: gb
  • Karma: 179
  • Gender: Male
  • I am disabled and love the changes in weather
'ICE TSUNAMI' HITS NEW YORK PROMPTING EVACUATIONS
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2019, 11:57:42 PM »
'ICE TSUNAMI' HITS NEW YORK PROMPTING EVACUATIONS

As parts of the UK hit record high temperatures for February, an “ice tsunami” has been ravaging the US.

The phenomenon, officially called an ice shove or ice surge, occurs when ocean currents, strong winds or temperature differences push ice blocks from the water onto the shore – in this case winds of 119kph.

https://ind.pn/2EeaQN7

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Biggest February snowstorm in 118 years hammers Central Oregon
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2019, 09:14:19 PM »
A one-day snow total of 12.5 inches set a new record in Bend as the highest February total since the agency started tracking it in 1901. The previous record of 12 inches was set on Feb. 18, 1953.

Some residents reported snow depths of up to 20 inches by the end of the day Monday.

Schools, government offices and the Redmond Airport all closed Monday.

A new storm forecast to hit on Wednesday could bring an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow.

Meanwhile, nearby Mt. Bachelor ski area got a whopping 42 inches of snow in 48 hours, bringing the base to 125 inches by 4:30 p.m. Monday.

https://www.bendbulletin.com/home/6961296-151/record-snowfall-hammers-central-oregon


Offline Martin4Jay

  • Financial Supporter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1575
  • Country: gb
  • Karma: 179
  • Gender: Male
  • I am disabled and love the changes in weather
Thousands ordered to leave as California river rises
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2019, 10:34:30 PM »
Thousands ordered to leave as California river rises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people along a flooded river were under evacuation orders Wednesday as a relentless storm pounded Northern California, drenching the San Francisco Bay Area and pummeling the Sierra Nevada with snow.

https://dailym.ai/2BWPe7x

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Montana – Top 5 coldest and top 5 snowiest Februaries on record
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2019, 06:59:14 AM »
Perhaps it’s a dubious accomplishment, but most cities in Montana just endured one of the top 5 coldest Februaries: Coldest on record in Havre, Glasgow, Miles City, Dillon and Great Falls. Second coldest on record in Kalispell, Cut Bank, Billings, Helena and Lewiston.

Not only cold, most reporting stations in Montana (not all) had their top five snowiest Februaries on record, from 6.5″ in Dillon to an impressive 33.2″ in Kalispell. In SW Montana, Bozeman MSU and Belgrade had their snowiest February on record. West Yellowstone reported up to 55.1″ of total snow, which ranked as the 3rd highest.

https://kpax.com/weather-features/2019/03/01/a-look-at-february-weather-stats-for-montana/

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Rapid City SD Mar 3 2019 …DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS…
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2019, 09:32:56 PM »
55 below zero wind chills – blowing snow – early March!
Frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.

National Weather Service Rapid City SD Mar 3 2019
…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS…

Breezy northwest winds and very cold temperatures will bring dangerously cold wind chills through Monday morning. Most of the area will experience will chills lower than 25 below zero this morning, and northwest South Dakota will see readings near 50 below. Wind chills will warm some this afternoon, before falling back to dangerous levels tonight into Monday morning. The breezy northwest winds will also create areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility, especially across northwest South Dakota.

Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Northeastern Crook-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche, Faith, Dupree, and Colony

* WHAT…Wind chills as low as 55 below zero. Areas of blowing snow with significantly reduced visibility at times.

* WHERE…In Wyoming, Northeastern Crook County. In South Dakota, Harding County, Perkins County, Butte County, the Northern Meade County Plains and Ziebach County.

The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes. Blowing snow will create significantly reduced visibility at times, especially this afternoon and again Monday afternoon.

https://www.weather.gov/ggw/

Offline ato2

  • Financial Supporter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1442
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 158
  • Gender: Male
Re: Rapid City SD Mar 3 2019 …DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS…
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2019, 10:23:43 PM »
I am seriously glad that we don't experience this sort of stuff in our daily lives!

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Lake Superior ice coverage nears 90 percent.
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2019, 06:20:39 PM »

Earlier in the season, forecasters predicted little more than 50% ice coverage this winter on Lake Superior. But as of Friday, the lake was more than 85% covered, far exceeding both the prediction and the lake’s long-term average of 55%, according to NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL).

This year’s frigid conditions triggered the rapid ice expansion, said Jia Wang, a research ice climatologist and physical oceanographer at GLERL.

Winds, waves and temperature are the major factors contributing to the widespread ice coverage this year, said Joe Phillips, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

Thursday’s peak of 86% is nearly 10% higher than last year’s max coverage, and far exceeds the 2017 and 2018 levels of 1% and 56%, respectively.

With cold temperatures in the forecast, Wang expects 90% coverage could be reached this week.

Wang and Phillips emphasize that this would not necessarily be an historic event because ice coverage of 90% and above also occurred in 2015, 2014, 2009 and 2003.

Lake Superior ice coverage nears 90 percent, exceeding predictions | News, Sports, Jobs - The Daily news




Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
New All-time Record Low Temperature in Illinois
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2019, 09:41:03 AM »
Summary
An Arctic outbreak in late January 2019 led to widespread bitterly cold temperatures across much of the
Upper Midwest. The following observation was examined by the State Climate Extremes Committee
(SCEC) to determine its validity and potential status of the lowest temperature directly observed at a
weather station in Illinois:
• Location: Mt. Carroll, Illinois
• Date: 31 January 2019
• Value: -38°F
After considering the observation and various surrounding factors, the SCEC determined the Mt. Carroll
observation to be valid, and it now stands as the record minimum temperature for Illinois. This value
supersedes the previous record of -36°F occurring 5 January 1999 near Congerville.

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/scec/reports

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
US Southern states hit again by tornadoes - lesser ones
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2019, 07:56:04 PM »
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/southern-states-hit-tornadoes-lesser-190310104631050.html

Marble-sized hail, up to about 30mm in diameter, fell in the Dallas suburbs and winds gusting regularly to 130 kilometres per hour swept across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

At least one tornado, EF1 on the strength scale that goes up to 5, touched down in northern Louisiana with one damage track over 10km long, north of the town of Vivian. Trees were snapped and weak buildings were damaged as winds of 170km/h were measured.

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Wednesday’s blizzard could be Colorado’s strongest storm in decades
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2019, 08:54:48 PM »
Young livestock could be in high danger during the heart of calving season.

Some models show the storm’s pressure dropping as low as 970 millibars, potentially beating the state’s lowest barometric pressure in state history, which is believed to be around 972 millibars.

Winds could push 80 mph in Colorado’s eastern plains, according to the National Weather Service, and could inflict serious damage, major travel disruptions and power outages.

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/12/colorado-weather-blizzard-bomb-cyclone/

Blizzard warning now in effect for Denver and entire Front Range, mountains could get 20 inches of snow
Airlines canceling flights out of Denver on Wednesday ahead of expected blizzard
Denver metro area school closures, March 13, 2019
 Thanks to Bill Sellers for this link

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Record breaking snowfall for Bay Area mountain
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2019, 08:58:15 PM »
Highest total for any month since records began. (For ANY month, not just February.)

A record-breaking 38.1 inches (97 cm) of snow fell during February at Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton (4,200-feet elevation).



This was the greatest monthly snowfall total on the San Jose mountain since records began there in 1948, according to the National Weather Service.

Mount Hamilton stands about 25 miles due east of San Jose, California.

View image on Twitter
View image on Twitter

NWS Bay Area

@NWSBayArea
 February 2019 was a wet and cool month - ideal conditions for lots of snow on #BayArea peaks. The highest peak, Mount Hamilton, set a monthly snowfall record. #CAwx #CAsnow

Offline mark

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3350
  • Country: nz
  • Karma: 646
  • Gender: Male
    • Bishopdale Weather
Record rainfall in Arizona
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2019, 10:21:28 AM »
Most one-day rainfall on record. Not just for the date, but for all dates.

In southern Arizona, Bisbee set an all-time record of 1.06 inches of rain on Tuesday, beating a 1952 record for the wettest one-day rainfall, according to the Weather Service.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-weather/2019/03/13/storm-causes-slick-r oads-northern-arizona-record-rainfall-bisbee/3151535002/


Share via twitter

xx
Weather in the UK 2019

Started by Martin4Jay

24 Replies
687 Views
Last post March 11, 2019, 07:49:10 PM
by mark
xx
Weather In Canada 2019

Started by PaulMy

68 Replies
2190 Views
Last post Today at 02:30:22 AM
by PaulMy
xx
Weather In Australia 2019

Started by Martin4Jay

22 Replies
658 Views
Last post March 01, 2019, 01:05:40 AM
by Martin4Jay
smiley
Local Weather Chat January 2019 Week 2

Started by NZLW

17 Replies
776 Views
Last post January 12, 2019, 07:38:02 AM
by Phil
question
Local Weather Chat January 2019 Week 4

Started by NZLW

21 Replies
824 Views
Last post January 26, 2019, 11:21:49 AM
by Wolfie33