Watch “Eleventh Winter 2017/18 Update (19/11/17)” on YouTube

An interesting look at analogues at 2 and 1 year before solar minimum. I'd have liked to have seen them correlated to QBO ENSO and the AMO (something for me when I boot up my excel sheets again!). https://youtube.com/watch?v=DG3rNp4caqs

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Piers Corbyn on UK Winter 2017-18

As the clock change looms, and or Sun slowly goes to sleep, winter 2017-18 is shaping up and WeatherAction's Piers Corbyn has given a taster of his initial winter thoughts reproduced below. 2013 was the last time much of the UK received substantial snow cover. Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said the jet stream is … Continue reading Piers Corbyn on UK Winter 2017-18

Red Sky at Noon, Hurricane Ophelia and the Memory Hole

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia caused three deaths in the Irish Republic and thousands of homes were without power. It's the worst storm in 60 years which makes the Red Warnings by Met Eireann beforehand warranted. Hurricane Ophelia: Schools closed and thousands without power The evolution of the storm can be seen here on this NOAA NWS Air … Continue reading Red Sky at Noon, Hurricane Ophelia and the Memory Hole

Watch “Sandstorm Blocks Sun in UK, 50% Orange Crop Losses & Rice Flooded (471)” on YouTube

Whilst I agree the north south wind patterns of meridional flow will increase going forward as our sun quiets, Saharan dust is not that uncommon and is often brought towards our isles by a low near Spain. What was unusual yesterday were the skies which were a combination of the dust and the smoke from … Continue reading Watch “Sandstorm Blocks Sun in UK, 50% Orange Crop Losses & Rice Flooded (471)” on YouTube