England’s worst winter weather in at least 248 years

A dike-protected home in Somerset, England, surrounded by flood waters.

As most of you know already, England's dramatic sequence of winter storms since December has resulted in its worst winter on record.  England's records go back 248 years.  (Al Jazeera is reporting 300 years).  Who knows if such a series of storms has ever occurred since the climate stabilized after the last glaciation ended some … Continue reading England’s worst winter weather in at least 248 years

Too cold for you in Texas? Move to Alaska!

Some remarkable weather in North America recently as most of you probably know.  Check out Jeff Masters for some of the details. Record warmth and precipitation in Alaska As of January 26, 13.83" of precipitation had fallen in Valdez during the month of January. This is more than 8" above average for this point in … Continue reading Too cold for you in Texas? Move to Alaska!

Yes, it was a remarkable cold snap, but in what way?

Frequency of hot vs cold temperature records over the decades

[Update: it seems clear that records were broken after all as has been pointed out in the comments. So we are only left with Fox's reaction and youtube fog-pee videos. And let's face it, Fox's reaction was pretty predictable...] The recent cold snap was indeed remarkable and the media was buzzing about it for days.  … Continue reading Yes, it was a remarkable cold snap, but in what way?