All-Time Warmth for February Stretches to New England

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 05:47 PM GMT on Februar 24, 2017

A February remarkable for its long stretches of mildness steamed onward Thursday, with more all-time records for the month continuing to tumble across wide stretches of the U.S. The apex of the record-setting warmth expanded on Thursday from the Midwest (which we covered in our last post) into New York and New England (see below). A staggering number of daily record highs have been set in recent days, especially when juxtaposed against the sparse number of record lo...

Updated: 12:10 AM GMT on Februar 25, 2017

The Milding of February: All-Time Winter Warmth in Midwest

By: Bob Henson, 04:41 PM GMT on Februar 23, 2017

Residents of Wisconsin have never experienced a winter day like the one that enveloped the state in a springlike balm on Wednesday. An uncommon lack of late-February snow cover across Illinois and southern Wisconsin allowed very mild air streaming northward to sweep across the state with very little surface cooling. All three of Wisconsin’s largest cities saw the highest temperatures observed on any December, January, or February day in more than a century of reco...

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Updated: 06:16 PM GMT on Februar 23, 2017

More Floods and Evacuations in California--Plus Wind Gusts Topping 190 MPH

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 06:50 PM GMT on Februar 21, 2017

The atmospheric river that slammed the central third of California on Monday left its mark in multiple ways, including what could end up as the highest reliably recorded wind gusts for the state (see below). Fortunately, the storm underperformed somewhat when it came to rainfall, much like its older sibling that hit southern California last Friday. Rainfall amounts in Bay Area cities on Monday came in well short of the potential suggested by multiple model runs, alt...

Updated: 07:47 PM GMT on Februar 21, 2017

Dangerous, Multipronged Storm Strafing Central/Northern California

By: Bob Henson, 05:57 PM GMT on Februar 20, 2017

What may become known as the President’s Day Storm of 2017 barreled into the San Francisco Bay area on Monday morning. The core of the storm was an atmospheric river roughly 75 to 100 miles wide, pointing a firehose of moisture toward vulnerable foothills and urban areas. With soils already sodden, the risk of flash flooding was high, and the tail end of the storm promised to bring ferocious winds into the area that could knock out power for many thousands of resi...

Updated: 12:55 PM GMT on Februar 21, 2017

No Rest: Another Round of Intense Rains Heading for Central and Northern California

By: Bob Henson, 04:08 PM GMT on Februar 19, 2017

While southern California tries to dry out from Friday’s watery onslaught, yet another atmospheric river will be pointed at central and northern California from late Sunday through Monday, exacerbating the woes of what’s already been a record-wet winter to date across the northern Sierra. Precipitation totals of 10” or more are possible early this week across parts of the Feather River watershed feeding into Lake Oroville. This is bound to push lake levels tow...

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Updated: 12:55 PM GMT on Februar 21, 2017


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